Davis Middle School is striving to provide an educational environment of the highest quality, an environment that is safe & orderly, and one in which all students can learn and grow. To accomplish this we must maintain proper discipline. Our plan is to reward positive behavior and to modify negative behavior. An essential element of this plan is that behavioral expectations are established and clearly understood by all students. The focus of student discipline is to have students accept the responsibility and the consequences of their actions.
In order to assist students in the pursuit of a quality education, we have established some general expectations for student behavior. We operate under the guiding principle that all students are responsible for their choices, actions and behavior. If a student’s choices, actions, or behavior are in violation of these established rules, there will be a consequence for such.
Classroom Expectations: The following are general policies for appropriate behavior in the classroom and throughout the school. All students at Davis will be trained on these expectations the first week of school and as needed.
Violation of Classroom Rules:
Discipline Infractions: Offenses will be categorized either as minor, major, or violation of law.
Category I - Minor Offense: Violation of classroom rules, rules of common courtesy, and violation of another’s rights.
Category II—Major Offense: Actions which have a high potential for personal injury, defiance of school authority and violation of ethics.
Category III—Violation of Law: Violation of public law.
Category 1 Category 2 Category 3 Consequences
1st Offense 1 day ASD/LD/WR
2nd Offense 2 days ASD/LD/WR
3rd Offense 1st Offense 1-3 days ASD/LD/WR or 1 day ISS
4th Offense 2nd Offense 2-4 days ASD/LD/WR or 2 days ISS
5th Offense 3rd Offense 3-5 ASD/LD/WR, 2-4 days ISS or 1 day OSS
Chronic 4th Offense 1st Offense 1-3 days ISS/OSS - Meeting with SRO and
Category II mandatory re-entry meeting with parents
5th Offense 2nd Offense 3 - 5 days ISS/OSS - Meeting with SRO, mandatory
re-entry meeting with parents and behavior plan
6th Offense 3rd Offense 5-10 days ISSOSS and/or possible expulsion
ASD = After School Detention
OSS = Out of School Suspension
ISS = In School Suspension
WR = Work Restitution
LD = Lunch Detention
When behavior is determined to be problematic or chronic, a student behavior intervention plan (BIP) will be put into place by the school behavior intervention team. Student discipline may be determined on a case by case basis.