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.
- Chewing gum.
- Throwing objects.
- 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:
- Verbal reprimand.
- 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-Teacher-Student conference.
- In-school suspension.
- Behavior slip.
- 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.