ST. ANNE SCHOOL PROGRAM OF SCHOOL-WIDE DISCIPLINE: GRADES 6-8
The school-wide discipline program at St. Anne School in grades 6 – 8 is designed to promote and ensure the environment we seek for all students that supports their cognitive, developmental, emotional, social and spiritual growth and well-being. This program of school-wide and classroom discipline is fundamental to the core mission of the school, and requires the commitment and support of all stakeholders: students, parents, teachers and administrators. Corrective measures taken by the school are designed to change or re-direct student behaviors, and are seen as only one component in the discipline process. Teachers and administrators serving as role models, programs of incentives and rewards, clear and high expectations, and strategies to support students to meet school-wide expectations are additional critical components of this plan.
TEACHER MENTOR PROGRAM
In order to provide an additional positive role model in student's lives, as well as additional guidance, a stronger connection and supplemental support to students struggling to meet the behavioral standards of our school, a Teacher Mentor program has been put in place for identified students at the Strike Zone 2 level. This is a voluntary program for teachers who are interested in assuming this role with a student they feel they either currently have, or could form, a positive relationship with that would help re-direct the student's behavior. Teacher Mentor activities may include checking in regularly with the student, being present when behavioral issues arise and are dealt with, having lunch with the student from time to time, or other appropriate activities that would foster student success.
LEAD TEACHER ROLES
There are areas of student behavior and school life in which teachers are the most equipped and most effective staff member on campus to take a lead role in establishing the proper learning environment. With this in mind, the following Lead teacher roles have been identified.
Dress Code: A teacher will be designated by the principal to take the lead in working with students, classroom teachers and parents to insure that dress code requirements are met each day.
Lost and Found: A teacher will be designated by the principal to take the lead in working with students, teachers and parents to insure that students' books, backpacks and other necessary school items are stored properly during the day, and that these items are returned to students when lost or misplaced.
Hallway Etiquette: A teacher will be designated by the principal to take the lead in working with students, classroom teachers and parents to insure that hallway etiquette is maintained, and that the appropriate environment is preserved in the middle school hallways during passing periods
An anonymous hotline has been established to allow text messages to be sent to a dedicated Bullying Hotline. This hotline will be checked each day and information gathered from this source will be followed up on by our administrative team. This hotline should not be used for emergencies, but as a resource to provide important information regarding inappropriate bullying behavior to our administrators in a confidential manner. Students are encouraged to report incidents of bullying directly to their teacher, counselor, assistant principal or principal.
To use our Hotline, text your message to (949) 412-6601.
LOST AND FOUND
Students should use their lockers and backpacks to store their school supplies, books, sweatshirts, etc. There will be times when a student may forget or misplace an item. When this occurs, student items are placed in the Lost and Found Bin in the middle school hallway.
As an overflowing Lost and Found Bin can become an eye sore in the building and a temptation for others to obtain items other than their own, the Lost and Found Bin will be emptied at the end of each school day. With this in mind, students with lost or missing items should check the Lost and Found at the end of the school day before leaving campus. All items remaining in the Lost and Found after 4:00 each day will be taken to the appropriate subject area classroom and then returned to the student by that teacher. A demerit will be issued at that time. Chronic offenders may be subject to further disciplinary actions.
To encourage students to keep track of their items and to store their valuables safely in their lockers, locker checks will be conducted from time to time to identify lockers that have been left unlocked. Unlocked lockers will be locked, and a note will be left indicating the locker was found unlocked. A demerit will also be assigned. Chronic offenders may be subject to further disciplinary actions.
Please be mindful that students and families are responsible for all items provided to them by the school.