Discipline Office

  • Mr. Taylor

    Shady Hill Elementary School Student Services Manager, Mr. Taylor

    Dear Students and Families,

    My name is Mr. R. Chris Taylor and I will be the Student Services Manager at Shady Hill Elementary in 2020-21.  I can't wait to meet all of you and to have a wonderful year.  I know that we can work together to make 2020-21 a memorable year for each and every one of our students.  Please feel free to reach out to any of us at any time if you need any help or assistance. I can be reached by email: robert.taylor@marion.k12.fl.us and will get back to you ASAP. 


    Do Your Best

    Do What is Right

    Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated


    Shady Hill takes pride in being a school that focuses on character education as well as academics. We focus on the positive behavior rather than the negative. The positive actions of students are rewarded and as a result we have a school that often serves as a model for others to follow. All of our staff are delighted to reward the children when they are observed doing good things. This is called PBIS. It is a research based behavioral strategy that we use to reward children for displaying desired behaviors. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Support and operates on the premise of improving social, emotional and academic outcomes for ALL students.

    We try to give students multiple opportunities to self-correct however, 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 before further steps are taken:

    1. Parent Contact
    2. Verbal Correction
    3. Private Conference with Student
    4. Seat Change
    5. Behavior Contract
    6. Time Out
    7. Conference with Dean, Principal, Assistant Principal, Guidance Counselor

    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. Shady Hill will follow the Marion County Code of Student Conduct for Elementary Schools when a child is sent to the office for disciplinary reasons.



    Blatant Disrespect

    Drugs, Weapons, Alcohol

    Willful Disobedience/Defiance