Shining Mountain Student Handbook 2022-23
THE SHINING MOUNTAIN
Student/Parent Handbook of
Guidelines for Success and Expectations
RAMS ARE COLLEGE BOUND!
EVERY STUDENT 6TH GRADE READY!
- SHINING MOUNTAIN PLEDGE
- SHINING MOUNTAIN BEFORE SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS
- SHINING MOUNTIN AFTER SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS
- STUDENT & PARENT PLEDGES
- PBIS GUIDING PRINCIPLES
WE THE SHINING MOUNTAIN FAMILY,
RESPECT OURSELVES, EACH OTHER,
OUR SCHOOL AND OUR EARTH.
MAROON AND SILVER
8:35AM - SCHOOL BEGINS
9:35AM- 1HOUR LATE START
11:10 AM- EARLY DISMISSAL
3:05 PM- DISMISSAL
MONDAYS: SHINING MOUNTAIN WEAR
WEDNESDAYS: CLASSROOM'S COLLEGE COLORS
FRIDAYS: TEAM WEAR
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT I WORK TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY. THEREFORE, I SHALL STRIVE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
• I WILL RESPECT MYSELF, MY SCHOOL AND THE EARTH.
• I WILL ARRIVE AT SCHOOL EACH DAY WELL RESTED, ONTIME AND PREPARED FOR LEARNING.
• I WILL DO MY PART TO MAKE SHINING MOUNTAIN A SAFE COMMUNITY BY FOLLOWING SCHOOL RULES AND DEMONSTRATING THE CHARACTER TRAITS.
• I WILL SUPPORT MY CLASSROOM BY FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS AND BEING AN ACTIVE LEARNER AT ALL TIMES.
• I WILL SUPPORT MY OWN LEARNING BY SETTING GOALS AND COMPLETING ALL CLASS WORK/HOMEWORK ON TIME EVERY DAY.
• I WILL SHOW MY PARENTS WHAT I’M LEARNING BY REVIEWING CLASS WORK, HOMEWORK, HANDOUTS AND OTHER SCHOOL MATERIALS WITH THEM.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT MY CHILD IS SUCCESSFUL AT SCHOOL. THEREFORE, I SHALL STRIVE TO DO THE FOLLOWING:
• GIVE SUPPORT TO MY CHILD WHEN HE/SHE IS DOING HOMEWORK.
• I WILL STAY AWARE OF WHAT MY CHILD IS LEARNING BY REVIEWING HANDOUTS THAT ARE SENT HOME.
• I WILL SUPPORT THE SCHOOL IN ITS EFFORTS TO MAINTAIN POSITIVE DISCIPLINE.
• I WILL SEE THAT MY CHILD IS WELL RESTED, ON TIME, AND PREPARED FOR LEARNING.
• TAKE FIVE MINUTES EACH DAY TO ASK MY STUDENT THESE THREE QUESTIONS:
1. WHAT IS YOUR GOAL?
2. WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY TO WORK ON YOUR GOAL?
2. WHAT CHARACTER TRAIT DID YOU SHOW OR SEE TODAY?
• ENCOURAGE MY CHILD IN A VERY SPECIFIC AND GENUINEWAY.
As we begin a new school year, questions arise regarding the behavior management within the school. Our School-wide PBIS guiding principles provide foundation for the behavior expected in our learning community. We have also developed some specific behavior expectations because when clear expectations are outlined, explained and taught, parents, children and the school can work together to provide the best educational climate possible.
SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
1. Students will show respect for themselves, peers, and adults. Profanity and inappropriate language is not allowed. Threatening will not be tolerated. This includes any harassmentor intimidation that may occur verbally, through body language, in writing or electronically.
2. Students will keep all body parts and objects to themselves. Assaultive behaviors (pushing, shoving, hitting, kicking, etc.) and fighting are not allowed. This includes any kind of play fighting because it is unsafe and can quickly escalate to a fight. If a student is hit or treated in a disrespectful manner, that student is expected to walk away and get adult help. Hitting back is not acceptable and will result in consequences for that student as well.
3. Students will treat the school building and property with respectand care.
4. Students will walk quietly at all times in the school building andon school grounds except in designated play areas. This includes standing quietly in line demonstrating appropriate behavior.
5. Food (including candy) will be eaten only in designated eating areas, demonstrating appropriate manners. For the safety of students and maintenance of the school building and campus, Shining Mountain is a gum free school.
6. In order to be served breakfast, students must go directly from the bus or parent drop-off to the breakfast line upon their arrival. Breakfast will only be served from 8:20-8:35 AM. Students who are tardy to school or do not go directly to the breakfast line before class begins, will not be served breakfast.
7. At all times during an assembly, including entering and leaving,s tudents will demonstrate appropriate audience behavior.
8. Personal property such as toys, knives, electronic devices (including not limited to cell phones, hand held games, smartwatches and ipods), sports equipment, distracting or expensive accessories should be kept at home. The need for any exceptions need to be discussed with the teacher and/or principal.
9. Students will dress in appropriate, safe attire. Dress and grooming that disrupts the educational process will not be allowed. Specifically we ask that families not allow their children to wear or bring the following articles of clothing to school.
NO low cut or mini-tops. Bellies and cleavage should be completely covered. NO mini-skirts or short-shorts. Rule of thumb is that the shorts or skirt must be past your fingertips when arms are hanging at your side.
NO tanktops or shirts with straps less than width of three fingers.
NO slouchers or sagging pants.
NO hanging belt ends or chains attached to clothing.
NO attire depicting alcohol, tobacco, sex or any other offensive language. This includes jewelry, pins, buttons, pictures of items, logos or writing/pictures on skin that are inappropriate for school. Lip and tongue piercings and jewelry are considered disruptive to the educational process as well as unsafe for elementary activities. Dangly or large earrings and/or nose rings are also considered unsafe. NO headgear including bandannas, scarves and hats may be worn inside the building. If an exception needs to be made for medical or health reasons, it should be initiated through the health room. The principal will give final approval. NO shoes with wheels or heels higher than an inch.
10. Shining Mountain is a closed campus. All students must stay within the boundaries of the school and only in designated areas with staff supervision during school hours. The school building opens at 8:20 AM; students may not be dropped off before 8:20 AM.
11. Students must make phone calls through the office only.Students are NOT to make calls or text on cell phones during school hours.
12. Use of personal electronic devices at school: Students may have personal electronic devices at school, however they must be kept in their backpack and powered off during the academic school day. Use of these electronic devices for academic purposes may be at the discretion of the classroom teacher.
13. After school activities should be planned in advance and communicated with the school by the parents. All changes to dismissal must be done through the office either with a note or a phone call prior to 2:00pm.
14. All visitors must ring the doorbell and show ID. All visitors must sign in at the office. People picking up students must show ID and sign them out.
CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE STUDENT BEHAVIORS
Most behavior consequences are dealt with by teachers if the behavior is classroom related or by supervision staff. Serious and chronic offenses should be referred to the office. Each referred incident will be reviewed and appropriate action will be taken based upon the merits of each incident.
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT PLAN
Each teacher develops and maintains a positive classroom management and discipline plan for the classroom, which is subject to review and/or revision by the building principal. Student behavior and expectations are clearly defined with consequences and rewards. Students are taught acceptable conduct standards and assisted toward self-discipline.
PLAN OF ACTION-PRINCIPAL
Each referred incident will be reviewed and appropriate action will be taken based upon the merits of each incident and prior violations of school rules by individual students. Intervention may include:
-Student/Principal conference to determine problem and solution.
-Student/Teacher/Principal conference.-Contact and/or conference with parents to develop a behavior management plan.
-Impose a consequence: warning, timeout, after school detention, short-term suspension, long-term suspension.
*An emergency expulsion will be given in cases where there is sufficient reason to believe that the student's presence poses an immediate and continuing danger to the student, other students, or school personnel or an immediate and continuing threat of substantial disruption of the educational process.
-Referral to the RTI/staffing team to assist the student.