Sunrise Behavior and Discipline Plan

  • Sunrise Behavior and Dicipline Plan


    Sunrise Elementary Discipline Plan

    Basic Behavior Reminders:

    •         I will follow directions.
    •         I will keep my hands, feet, mouth, and objects to myself.
    •         I will build people up.
    •         I will be in the proper place at the proper time.
    •         I will walk in the building.
    •         I will use all materials and equipment properly.

    Discipline Procedures:

    1. Classroom
      1. A classroom disclosure document will be given to parents and students.  This document will outline specific expectations, procedures, and the teacher’s classroom discipline plan.
      2. The teacher will employ interventions and/or strategies to deal with behavior.  Parent contact will be made for repeated negative behaviors.
      3. When necessary, documentation and data may be used to determine appropriate support.
      4. Behaviors which are dangerous or cause excessive disruption will warrant an office referral.  An explanation of the problem and the interventions applied will be given to the administration at the time of the referral.  In some circumstances, teachers may make the judgment to refer a student directly to the office.
    1. School Administration

    Behaviors which are dangerous or excessively disruptive are referred to administration: *

    1.    Students will be brought directly to the office for any of the situations listed below.
    2.    An administrator will contact the parent(s) of those involved, and make a record of the event.  Based on the circumstances, appropriate action will be taken.
    3.    The school has the option to refer to external resources or law enforcement agencies.

    * Dangerous or disruptive behaviors include: direct and willful disobedience, disrespect of school rules, policies, or authority, open defiance, fighting or assault, ethnic slurs, obscene gestures, inappropriate touching, damage to property, non-attendance, bullying, threatening, taunting, theft, profanity, leaving school without permission, illegal substances, weapons or their facsimiles, or other dangerous items.

    1. Specialty Classes

    The specialty teachers (Computers, P.E., Music, Art, STEM etc.) and playground supervisors will refer students back to the classroom teacher for minor discipline infractions.  Dangerous or disruptive behaviors may be referred to the office immediately.

    1. Approach to Discipline:
    1.    Every effort will be made to maintain the dignity and self-respect of both the student and the teacher. Confidentiality will be protected.  Sarcasm and/or humiliation are not acceptable forms of discipline.
    2.    Students will be guided and expected to solve their own problems, or ones they create.
    3.    Students will be given the opportunity to make decisions and will be expected to abide by the consequences of those decisions.
    4.    Whenever possible, misbehavior will be handled with natural, logical, and supportive consequences that will help the student make positive change
    5. Misbehavior will be viewed as an opportunity for problem solving, personal growth, and individual improvement.  
    6.    Students will always be given an opportunity to share their “side of the story.”
    7.    School personnel will handle school related problems.  Criminal behavior will result in referral to district or other civil authorities.
    8.    The following details of all challenging situations will be considered:
    9.       The precipitating events.
    10.      The child’s intentions.
    11.       The personality, age, and temperament of the child.
    12.      Specific facts of what happened.
    13.       The damage or hurt caused by the misbehavior or rule violation.  

    Positive Behavior Consequences that may be implemented

    Bear 100 Club

    Students who display positive behaviors may receive a positive ticket from an employee of the school. The tickets can be turned in at the office on Wednesday’s during lunch recess. The student will also draw a number between 1 and 100, and the ticket will be placed on the board on the number that is drawn.  When the board fills up, ten random students will be drawn to receive a prize.

    Consequences for Inappropriate Behaviors

    The following discipline plan will be used for inappropriate behavior taking place in the common areas of the school, i.e. library, halls, playground, lunchroom, assemblies, etc. or for any Safe Schools violation or repeated inappropriate behavior in the classroom.

    Stumbling Blocks

    Stumbling Blocks are given to students who break school rules in common areas of the school, such as a hallway, playground, restroom, etc.  Stumbling Blocks may also be issued for inappropriate classroom behavior that is disruptive to the educational process, disrespectful, or otherwise negative in nature.  The issuing employee gives the Stumbling Block to the classroom teacher who will keep a copy and send the student to the office to record the Stumbling Block. At that time, office personnel will attach the top copy of the Stumbling Block to a form entitled “Turning My Stumbling Block into a Stepping Stone.”  The form will be dated and sent home with the student with the expectation that the child will review the misbehavior with a parent and come up with a plan for “righting the wrong.”  The completed form should be returned to the school office the following day.  In an effort to help students learn responsibility, they will be given the opportunity to take the Stumbling Block form home and share it with their parent(s).  Follow-through with the plan will be completed by the administration with a copy going to the teacher.

    Within a month's time:

    1st Stumbling Block

    •         Restricted recess 15 minutes (by teacher)
    • “Turning my Stumbling Block into a Stepping Stone” form sent home, signed by parent, and returned to school


    •         Conference with teacher
    • Parent is contacted by either the classroom teacher or administration, depending on the infraction

    2nd Stumbling Block

    •         Restricted recess or prep time for 30 minutes (by teacher)
    • “Turning my Stumbling Block into a Stepping Stone” form sent home, signed by parent, and returned to school
    • Parent is contacted by either the classroom teacher or administration, depending on the infraction
    •         Conference with administrator

    3rd Stumbling Block

    •         Restricted recess or prep time for 60 minutes (by teacher)
    • “Turning my Stumbling Block into a Stepping Stone” form sent home, signed by parent, and returned to school
    • Parent/Teacher/Administrator Conference (to be arranged by the teacher) - contract written & signed

    4th Stumbling Block

    •         Possible suspension(most likely in-school suspension) 1-3 days depending on severity of behavior


    In the case of a “Safe School” violation, or repeated inappropriate actions, suspension may be automatic and immediate.  Determination of possible suspensions will be made by administration

    Safe School Violations

    Safe school violations include but are not limited to:

    •         Possessing or threatening with real or pretend weapons
    •         Possessing, sharing, or selling drugs. This includes alcohol, tobacco, illegal substances, and prescription medications.
    •         Physical fighting (hitting, kicking, pushing, play fighting)
    •         Verbal and non-verbal aggression (rumors, threats, teasing, gestures, notes)
    •         Bullying (physical, verbal, and cyber)
    •         Sexual Harassment (physical contact, jokes, names, swearing, inappropriate pictures, music or gestures)


    Bullying and Hazing

    Classroom lessons taught by administration, teachers, and our school counselor will help train students on the definition of the following:  Overt aggression such as physical fighting, punching, shoving, or kicking;  Verbal aggression such as name calling or verbal threats;  Relational aggression such as rumor spreading, intimidation, enlisting friends to hurt another child, or engaging in social isolation of other students;  Cyber bullying which includes the use of e-mail, web pages, text messaging, instant messaging, or other electronic means of aggression against peers whether during school or outside of school;  Other bullying or hazing based upon students’ real or perceived identities and conformance or non-conformance with stereotypes.

    Sunrise Elementary engages in ongoing assessment of specific locations where bullying may be prevalent, where students may feel unsafe, or where additional supervision may be required.

    Consequences of Bullying or Hazing

    Sunrise Elementary will follow Cache County School District’s Bullying and Hazing Policy which can be found by visiting the following website:  Additionally, teachers will work with students on an individual basis to help students who are victims of bullying and harassment.  Teachers will communicate with parents when these issues arise and continued problems of bullying and harassment will be referred to the administration.

    Additional Information on Bullying – How parents can help

    Please ensure that your child knows and understands these simple-to-follow steps to help curb bullying.

    1) Don’t Bully – This starts with each and every student. If you are bullying, you are showing others that bullying is okay. The example set by you, through your actions, needs to demonstrate that bullying is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.

    2) Help Others - This is the right thing to do and it will put a stop to bullying if one or more people stand up to the bully. Standing up to a bully can start with you.  As a bystander who sees bullying, you have the opportunity to help another person, and stop bullying.

    3) Stand Up –Victim and Bystander(s) - If you tell a bully to stop, you need to believe that he/she is going to stop, and the tone of your voice and your words need to reflect this. Don’t be looking down or away.  Look the bully right in the eye, and say in a firm voice, “I don’t like what you are doing, you need to stop.” For the bystander – You need to be smart when you approach a bully. If it could be dangerous or you feel you could be hurt, do not walk into the situation alone. If you feel safe enough to walk up alone, you need to walk up, and stand by the person being bullied, not the bully.  You can state to the bully, to knock it off, leave him/her alone, whatever it might be – then WALK AWAY. It is very important to NOT approach this situation aggressively because if you do, the bully will more than likely fight back. If you feel that maybe you need a group to do this with you, ask a few people around you to come with you and help. Simply walk up behind the victim, tell the bully to stop, and ask the victim to come with the group.

    4) Walk Away – Bullies want a reaction from the victim. If you don’t give it to them, they will often find someone else who will react. Tell the bully to Stop, then Walk Away.  If the bully leaves you alone at this point, and did not physically hurt you, you handled this yourself, and it’s over. Remember to let your parents know what happened, and that you handled it, so that they know in case it happens again. If you were physically bullied, find an adult immediately after going through these steps. If the bully bullies again after you have told them to stop, even if it’s been a week or more, you need to go directly to an adult and report what has happened.

    5) Get Adult Help –If you have asked a bully to stop, and walked away from the bully, but it hasn’t stopped, you are not “telling” on the bully. You are “reporting” based on you trying to stop it first, and now the bullying has forced you to take it to the next step. Getting an adult has to happen to let the bully know that you are not playing around, and you seriously want this to stop.

    If, at any point, you feel that you are threatened or in danger, please contact an adult immediately.

    Bear 100 Club

    Student Name:_________________________________________________________

    I was making a good choice by:___________________________________________

    Ticket given by:________________________________________________________

    Stumbling Block

    Student Name:_________________________________________________________


    Sunrise School Rules:

    (Circle which rule was not followed)

    • I will follow directions.
    • I will keep my hands, feet, mouth, and objects to myself.
    • I will build people up.
    • I will be in the proper place at the proper time.
    • I will walk in the building.
    • I will use all materials and equipment properly.


    Please provide details about the incident: __________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    What decision did I make that lead to this Stumbling Block?___________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    Who else was involved? ________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________


    What are appropriate consequences? _____________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    Student Signature:______________________________________________________

    School Staff Signature:__________________________________________________
    Parent Signature: ______________________________________________________

    Stepping Stone


    Please take your Stumbling Block and Stepping Stone home with you today. You must meet with your parents and discuss the stumbling block, then fill out the stepping stone and return it to your teacher or principal tomorrow morning before school.


    Student Name:_________________________________________________________



    What rule did I break?___________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    Why is this rule important at school? ______________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    What can I do to make sure this does not happen again? _____________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    What actions can I take tomorrow to make this better for those involved? _______ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    Student Signature:______________________________________________________

    Parent Signature:_______________________________________________________