Discipline Office


    Tiger Paw Welcome to Mrs. Martinez's Office!

    Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year here at Dunnellon Elementary!

    You can contact me by email: Gloria.Martinez@marion.k12.fl.us

    Or you can contact me by phone at (352) 465-6710.



    There is no place students reveal their manners or reflect the training they have received at home more conspicuously than in the lunchroom. We urge all students to use the cafeteria as a pleasant place to talk quietly, relax and enjoy their lunch. 


    We believe the following guidelines will help:

    • Raise your hand if you need something.
    • Talk softly to others at your table.
    • Absolutely no talking when the lights are off.
    • Follow dismissal directions.
    • Always obey the lunchroom assistants.
    • For health reasons, food may not be shared.
    • Students who bring lunch from home are encouraged to bring a nutritious and filling meal. The Dunnellon Elementary cafeteria does not provide candy or carbonated drinks for students and parents are asked not to include these items in their child’s lunchbox.


    Dunnellon Elementary takes pride in being a school that focuses on character education as well as academics. Our Positive Behavior Support is a system that focuses on improving a student's management skills in order to promote constructive behavior, social relationships, academic achievement, and the health and safety of all our students.  

    PBS is implemented in every classroom and throughout all school settings (i.e. Cafeteria, Walkways, Bus, Car Line and Field trips)

    The PBS system is easy to remember if you use "The Three R's"

    • Be respectful
    • Be responsible
    • Be a role model

    From time to time it becomes necessary to discipline children for misbehavior. All teachers are responsible for putting in place a classroom management procedure that will enhance the opportunity for learning to take place for all students.


    The following interventions will be used to correct student behavior:

    • Verbal correction
    • Private conference with student
    • Change seat
    • Behavior contract
    • Parent contact
    • Refer to guidance
    • Time out
    • Conference with Dean

    NOTE: Teachers are not limited to nor required to use all steps before writing a discipline referral.


    A student’s failure to respond to the attempts by the teacher and parents to change or correct misconduct will result in a discipline referral being written and the student sent to the Dean’s office. DES will follow the Marion County Code of Student Conduct for Elementary Schools when a child is sent to the office for disciplinary reasons.


    • Fighting
    • Blatant disrespect
    • Drugs, weapons, alcohol
    • Willful disobedience/defiance