Louisa-Muscatine Assertive Discipline
Classroom Protocol Spring 2018-19
Handbook protocol is still applicable when appropriate
Assertive Discipline is developing a clear classroom discipline plan that consists of classroom expectations (rules) which students must follow, positive recognition that students will receive for following expectations, and consequences that result when students choose not to follow the rules. These consequences should escalate when a student breaks the rules more than once in a period. But usually the slate starts anew the next day.
At L-M students receive verbal praise, Falcon Cards, and privileges when following expectations. Students receive consequences when not following classroom expectations through a consistent school wide system, which involves the staff, parents, and administration.
L-M Assertive Discipline System for Negative Behavior
Student is warned when the teacher writes their name on the board.
A check is placed behind the student’s name indicating a noon hour detention to be served the following school day.
A second check is placed behind the student’s name indicating that the student owes a 30-minute after school detention to be served by the following day instead of a noon hour detention. The classroom teacher will contact the parents of the student.
A third check is placed behind the student’s name indicating that the student is to report to the office and the Principal/SAM will determine the consequence instead of the 30 minute detention. The Principal/SAM will contact the parents of the student. The teacher notifies the office immediately.
If a student owes more than one noon hour detention on a given day, the location of the detention will change accordingly:
1. Noon Hour Detention Room
2. In the Building/Principal’s Office
3. In the Central/Superintendent’s Office
If a student earns more than one detention in a given day, the length of the detention will change accordingly:
1. 30 Minute Detention
2. 45 Minute Detention
3. 60 Minute Detention
It is possible to owe a noon hour and an after school detention in the same day.
Staff will email names of students who received a warning in their class to the Principal/SAM/Office by 8:15 the next school day.
Noon Hour Detentions (One Check)
Staff will email names of students owing a noon hour detention to the Principal/SAM/Office by 8:15 am the next school day.
The Principal, SAM and Detention Supervisor are provided a list of students owing noon detentions
Students are called to the office three minutes prior to the lunch/HR hour and escorted to the detention room (Study Hall Room). The students should bring their personal items with them, work and AR book.
Students are escorted to the lunch line by the detention room supervisor and return to the detention room to eat.
Students are escorted to scrape at the same time towards the end of the lunch/HR period.
30+ Detentions (Two Checks)
Staff will Email names of students receiving a detention to the Principal/SAM/Office by 8:15 am the next school day.
Students are called to the office three minutes prior to the end of the school day and escorted to the detention room (Library). The students should bring their personal items with them, work and AR book.
Detentions start at 3:20 and students are dismissed at 3:50 for a 30 minute detention, 4:05 for a 45 minute detention, and 4:20 for a 60 minute detention.
Students can serve their detention prior 3:20 the next day, if it is arranged by the student with the Principal/SAM, but not after.
Office Referral (Three Checks)
Teacher will inform the office that a student is being sent to the office and email names to the office prior to 8:15 the following school day. The Principal/SAM will determine consequence/s for the behavior.
If detentions are skipped more severe consequences are probable.
Expectations (Rules) Posted
Erase Names Each Class After Taking Note of Names
Substitute Assertive Discipline (One warning and the student is sent to the office???)
Meet with Students During Detentions if Possible