TWO FUNDAMENTAL PREMISES ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OPHIR'S DISCIPLINE PLAN:
Students , parents and school staff understand the school's behavioral standards.
All school staff individually and collectively enforce the discipline plan.
Within the classroom, the teacher uses a discipline approach that best fits the style of the class and the teacher's established rules:
I. Assurances: Students are entitled to participate in the educational activities at Ophir with assurance that they:
will be safe from physical harm.
will be able to study and learn without interruption.
will be free from harassment and teasing.
need not fear for the safety of their possessions.
II. The following behaviors interfere with the rights of students as listed above and are prohibited.
Stealing others' property.
Damaging personal or school property.
Wrestling, fighting or harassing (includes all rough housing).
Using unsuitable language.
Poor cafeteria behavior, including: shouting, willfully creating a mess or disrupting others in the cafeteria.
C. Health and Safety
Playing in or around the restrooms.
Climbing on buildings or facilities.
Bicycling, skating, or skateboarding on campus.
Kicking balls on the blacktop other than in organized games. Misuse of equipment.
Playing on off-limits area.
Students leaving campus during school hours unless given permission by a parent, teacher, and the school secretary or the principal.
Carrying weapons or explosives (knives, guns, fireworks, etc.)
D. Consequences: Immediate consequences will be given to students who misbehave. The following is a list of possible consequences:
Isolation from the group activity.
Sit or stand in "time out" area.
Remove privilege of using equipment or material.
Perform work on campus (with parent permission).
Parent phone call.
Suspension or expulsion from school.
IMPORTANT: Please advise your children that students found in possession of weapons (including knives and fireworks,), alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, or any illegal substance, will automatically be recommended for expulsion and/or suspension. Students who continually harass others by using foul language or inappropriate suggestive remarks may be suspended or expelled for sexual harassment.