Beginning of Year Letter to Parents 2018-2019
I am delighted that your child is in Room 212. We all look forward to many exciting and rewarding experiences as the year progresses.
Since lifelong success depends in part on learning to make responsible choices, I have developed a discipline plan, which affords every student guidance in making good decisions concerning his/her behavior. This will also provide students with an opportunity to learn in a positive, nurturing environment. Your child deserves the best educational climate possible and together we will make this year successful. The plan below outlines my classroom rules and possible rewards and consequences for appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Please discuss them with your child and then sign and return the last page when your child brings the packet home.
- Follow directions the first time they are given. No exceptions.
- Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
- Maintain a Level 0 unless otherwise instructed by a teacher.
- Always use appropriate language. Always be respectful. Do not swear or tease.
- Always remain in your classroom and in your seat unless you have permission to leave. Always raise your hand when asking for permission.
- Complete all in-class and homework assignments. Hand in assignments on time.
To encourage students to follow these rules, appropriate behavior will be recognized regularly with praise, rewards, special privileges and positive notes/emails/calls home. There will be, however, consequences for students who choose to break our rules:
1st consequence: warning
2nd consequence: move to YELLOW on the traffic light and given a time-out
3rd consequence: move to RED-loss of privileges, note/blue slip and/or call/email home
4th consequence: student meets with floor director; possible parent/teacher conference
SEVERE and/or REPEATED OFFENSE: immediately MOVE to RED and sent to Floor Director-Possible Pink Slip