The NCS Elementary Plan is focused on training and reinforcing with all of our students positive and appropriate attitudes and behaviors. We believe a unified plan is important because it helps in communication, consistency, and bringing a focus to common expectations and standards.
• This system will be used throughout the elementary school to address inappropriate, non-academic behavior. This discipline system will not be used to address work habits. (i.e. lack of homework done, incomplete class work)
• Each class will have a yard stick that is painted with the appropriate colors based on their grade level.
• The yard stick will be hung inside the classroom so it is seen by that class only.
• Each yard stick will also have clip s attached to it that indicates which color the student in on at any given time.
• If a class switches classrooms then the teacher is responsible for exchanging the yard stick with the next teacher that will have that class .
• Color changes will be made by the teacher based on the behaviors listed below.
• Any teacher that feels that a student is consistently abusing the color system by getting to a point every day and then stopping may discuss the problem with the principal who may remove one of the colors from the color progression with that student.
• Minor offenses that do not disturb other students or the learning process should not move a student from the current color, but rather warrant an oral warning. However, multiple warnings about such behaviors as these may call for a color change.
Communication and Documentation
• Kindergarten through 2nd grade students will have a take home folder that will have a calendar in it that indicates what color the child was on for the day.
3rd through 5th grade students will have a calendar in a clear plastic sleeve at the front of their binder that will indicate what color the student was on for the day.
• Students will mark their own color each day.
• Any child with a color change will be initialed by the teacher who will also briefly indicate the problem in writing (i.e. talking, out of seat, off-task behavior, disturbing others).
• If a student has had a color change then it is required that the parent sign the calendar to let the teacher know that the parent is aware and has seen the calendar. If no color change has occurred then the parent is not required to sign the calendar. Parents will be made aware of this process and encouraged to check their student's calendar on a daily basis.
• Any student that has consistent color changes or gets to the red level will have a phone call home to discuss with the parents the problems seen in class. A phone call to the parents will occur if possible before a student goes to black and must visit the principal. Some extreme behaviors that warrant an immediate move to black may not allow time for this process.
Citizenship / Conduct Grade Guidelines
• Used calendar sheets will be copied and kept on file, with the teacher by student name. The original calendar sheet should remain with the student and parent for their records.
• These filed calendar sheets will be tabulated and reviewed when determining the student’s classroom citizenship / conduct grade.
• The following guidelines will be used for determining the citizenship / conduct grade every 9 weeks.
Deductions for color changes
Green = no deductions
Yellow = 1 point deduction each
Orange = 2 point deduction each
Purple = 3 point deduction each
Red = 5 point deduction each
Black = 10 point deduction each
E = 0 – 15 points deducted with no more than 2 reds total and no black
S = 16 – 45 points deducted with no more than 4 reds total and no black
N = 46 – 60 points deducted with no more than 9 reds and no more than 1 black
U = 60 or more points deducted with 5 or more reds and 2 or more blacks
Behaviors and Color Changes
Behavior that would warrant moving a student
from his/her current color:
• Disrupting others
• Off-Task behavior
• Excessive talking
• Unauthorized area (Classroom)
• Not Respecting other’s property
• Unkind behavior or talk
• Running in the halls or cafeteria
• Not following directions
Behaviors that would warrant an immediate
change of color to black and a visit to the principal:
• Bullying (Verbal or physical abuse / Threats)
• Refusing to obey an instruction or request by a staff member (Insubordination).
• Disrespect to a staff member (i.e. talking back)
• Inappropriate body contact with another student (i.e. choking)
To Each Color Change
Kindergarten through 2nd Grade
Green – Start
Yellow – Warning
Orange – 5 minutes time out from recess
Purple – 10 minutes time out from recess
Red – 10 minutes time out from recess and lunch detention / phone call to parents
Black – Send to the Principal
3rd through 5th Grade
Green – Start
Yellow – 5 minutes time out from recess
Red – Lunch detention / phone call to parents
Black – Send to the Principal
Consequences Related To Being Sent To See The Principal
All situations that result in a student being sent to the principal for disciplinary reasons will result in a parent conference with the principal and the student will be subject to the following consequences from the principal.
Immediate One Day Suspension From School and
Placement On Disciplinary Probation
Immediate Placement In In-School Suspension
and May Lead To Disciplinary Probation
The following offenses will receive consequences from the principal
based on the following progression.
• Disrupting other
• Off-Task Behavior
• Excessive Talking
• Unauthorized Area (Classroom)
• Not Respecting Other’s Property
• Being Unkind
• Running in halls or cafeteria
• Not Following Directions
1st Visit - 2 Days Lunch Detention
2nd Visit - 5 Days Lunch Detention
3rd Visit - 1 Day In-School Suspension
4th Visit - 2 Days In-School Suspension
5th Visit - 1 Day Suspension
6th Visit - Recommendation for Expulsion
Explanations of Consequences
Time Out – The student will go with the class to recess but will be with the teacher and not allowed to participate for the defined amount of time.
Lunch Detention – The student will be placed at a separate table during lunch and will not be allowed to talk or interact with other students as they eat and during the remainder of the lunch period.
In-School Suspension – The student will be at school but will be in an isolated area away from all other students. The student will work through a prescribed lesson that will help the student identify and lksdfjlskdjf. The student will also work on the current days work in each subject area. All work assigned for that day by his/her teacher will be due on the regular due dates. Any projects or assignments due the day the student is in ISS will be due that day. Credit will be given for class work completed and turned in by the end of the day.
Suspension From School – The student will not be at school. He/she is responsible for getting all class-work completed and turned in on the regular due dates.
Expulsion – The student is withdrawn from Northland Christian Elementary School.
Positive Reinforcement System
Each grade level will have their own common system. These systems will be used to recognize and reinforce positive individual and group behaviors.
Fruits of the Spirit Recognition
This program will be used to recognize individual students that demonstrate a fruit of the spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control). Teachers and staff members may recognize a student by filling out a certificate and turning it in to the office. The student will be called to the office and congratulated. A phone call to the parent will also be made.
Lunch with the Principal
Small groups of 2nd through 5th graders will be invited each week to eat lunch with the principal. This will be time spent in getting to know the students and reinforcing positive relationships.