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Other Class Info/Discipline Policy

5th Grade Discipline Policy  

 Classroom Expectations

 The following classroom expectations are provided and enforced to maintain a safe and orderly classroom. The Madison City Schools Student Code of Conduct is the foremost guideline for student conduct and must be followed at all times. Please see the code of conduct for district policy on dress code, use of lockers, and bullying. The expectations for our classrooms will be discussed and understood by all students during the first few days of school. 

1. Respect yourself, your teacher, and your classmates.

2. Come to class prepared and on time.

3. Stay on task and follow directions at all times.

4. Take care of school property.


 ClassDojo System

The Fifth Grade teachers will be implementing an app called ClassDojo in their classrooms this year.  We will be asking you and your child to sign up during the first week of school.  ClassDojo is based on a point system for positive and negative behaviors.  After signing up, you will receive weekly behavioral reports through email for your child.  We will use ClassDojo during each school day and the point system will restart at the beginning of each week.  The student with the highest points overall for each week will receive an award.  If your child loses points, the following consequences will occur.

A. First Point Deduction— Warning

B. Second Point Deduction —Student Reflection Time

C. Third Point Deduction—Silent Lunch

D. Fourth Point Deduction—Detention

Detention is held weekly on Tuesday afternoons until 3:15 p.m. Children who receive detention are required to have their Behavior Documentation Sheet signed by a parent.  Children who miss detention will receive In-School Suspension (ISS) unless previously arranged with the teacher by a parent.  Parents are expected to pick up their child promptly at 3:15. Children who have earned more than three detentions in a semester will be assigned to In-School Suspension (ISS) instead of detentions for further infractions.  If five or more infractions occur during the school week, other consequences will be taken such as no recess or ISS. 

Note: The teacher reserves the right to apply any of the preceding consequences  deemed appropriate.