Patriot PrideBehavior Rewards ConsequencesExpected Behavior: No TardinessDefinition: The student is tardy if he or she is not inside the threshold of the learning zone at the bell.Rewards: At the end of each grading period, a student will receive a Patriot Bonus worth 5 extra credit points if s/he has not been tardy or if s/he possessed a valid, excused pass for extenuated circumstances.Consequences:
Excessive Tardiness: Students who are excessively late without a verifiable hall pass (more than 2 minutes) will receive an "Excessively Late Tardy" referral, with the late minutes noted.
- 1st Tardy Warning
- 2nd Tardy One administrative detention - 40 minutes
- 3rd Tardy One administrative detention - 60 minutes
- 4th Tardy Two administrative detentions - 60 minutes each
- 5th Tardy Saturday School
Expected Behavior: Students Remain in Learning ZoneDefinition: Reduction in the number of students unnecessarily out of their learning zone and student time away from instruction.Rewards: Students will be entitled to three Patriot Passes per nine weeks, per teacher. Passes can be used for restroom purposes (approximately 4-5 minutes), office/attendance, locker, etc. Only one boy or one girl may leave the learning zone at a time and each individual student must return to the learning zone before another student leaves.
- Teachers: There is no need to say anything when this occurs; inform the student of the referral privately as he or she is leaving at the end of the class mod.
- At the beinning of every quarter all teachers are to record a column in eSembler titled "Patriot Pass," which will award students 15 extra credit points. *
Expected Behavior: No Minor Learning Zone InterruptionsDefinition: Reduce learning zone interruptions including but not limited to shout outs, pencil sharpening, note passing, inappropriate comments, etc.Rewards: Patriot Assembly. A bi-quarterly reward program designed to help students embrace our new "state of mind."
- When a student uses a pass, the teacher will deduct 5 points from that extra credit column.
- Students are to use no more than 3 passes a quarter.
- However, if an emergency is prevalent, a student may use the bathroom or go to the office without penalty.
- Excessive Requests - Please notify guidance and administration and verify with data and a guidance referral.
- In each grade level, all students will be entitled to earn a 20 minute assembly to socialize with their peers.
- Administration will determine location and time every 4 1/2 weeks.
- A behavior record will be used by all teachers to document inappropriate behaviors in the learning zone.
- This form was developed to:
- assist teachers with instant documentation of inappropriate behaviors
- assist in determining unbiased identification of students entitled to a Patriot Assembly
- save instruction time throughout each mod
- aid in the collection and evaluation of data for conferences, RTI, and PBS evaluation.
Consequences:Ø 0-5 minor behavioral incidents with no referrals, entitles students to attend the Patriot Assembly.
o See attached “Social Behavior Procedures” for references.
Ø 6 or more minor incidents dictates that students have chosen to attend a silent study hall or other activities during the Patriot Assembly.Ø Any number of recorded referral(s) dictates that students have chosen to attend a silent study hall or other activities during the Patriot Assembly.(Students with 504 or IEP plans may have a modified behavior form.)
Expected Behavior: Good Deeds
Definition: Students caught doing positive, encouraging, deeds by teachers, office staff, administration, bus drivers, custodians, food service.
Rewards: PATS. Pats are redeemable certificates. All TMS adults (teachers, office staff, administration, bus drivers, custodians, and food service personnel) will have PATS issued to them. When a student is “caught” doing positive behavior above and beyond as defined through our Patriot Pride curriculum, that adult can award a PAT to that student.
The students will be able to redeem their PATS for rewards.
Referral for negative behavior
Patriot Pride MissionMost behavior is a trained characteristic. Channeled positively and consistently, student learning gains can be positively and dramatically impacted. Through school-wide consistency, PBS will enhance best practices that educators employ daily in their learning zones and provide simple, clear structure for our students and staff.