P ersonal responsibility R espectful interactions I ntelligence from effective effort D iversity celebrated E nvironment that is safe and clean WE BELIEVE IN P.R.I.D.E.
WHAT IS S.O.A.R? S afe O rganized A lways Respectful R esponsible Whatever it takes to S.O.A.R. with P.R.I.D.E.
WHAT IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM? Know the difference between respectful and disrespectful behavior. Address disrespect with, “Please stop.” Respond to, “Please stop,” respectfully. “Thanks for telling me.” Get help from a staff member. Find someone to listen to you. Seek mediation. Report to grade-level administrator.
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Keep your hands and feet to yourself Remain in assigned location Follow teacher directions Organized Use planner Arrive on time Have materials Have homework Complete classwork Always Respectful Follow directions Raise your hand Use appropriate language and tone Responsible Employ active listening Participate actively Ask for help Start work Stay on task Classrooms
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Remain in assigned location Follow teacher directions Organized Have materials ready Bring your favorite book or magazines Be prepared to read for 15 minutes Always Respectful Follow directions Responsible Stay on task and READ! DEAR
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Wait in line for your turn Stay in your seat until directed to stand and move Organized Arrive on time Know your PIN # Have money Have valid pass Always Respectful Follow directions Exhibit good table manners Say “Please” and “Thank you” Responsibl e Stay in designated area Clean up your eating area Cafeteria
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Report problems, vandalism, etc. Use bathroom equipment appropriately Organized Carry a valid hall pass Return directly to class Keep bathroom neat Always Respectful Respect the privacy of others Keep bathroom clean Responsible Flush the toilet Throw away trash Wash hands Bathrooms
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Walk on the right Wear appropriate shoes at all times Keep hands and feet to yourself Organized Use your own locker Plan ahead to use passing time wisely Stay in your designated hallway Always Respectful Observe personal space Listen to adults in hallway Use your quiet inside voice Responsible Carry a valid hall pass Go straight to your destination Pick up litter Hallways
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Enter and exit in an orderly fashion Stay in your seat Report any incidents Organized Keep your belongings with you Stand in line Know your bus number Always Respectful Follow directions Wait in line Listen to the bus driver Share seats Use appropriate language Responsible Stay seated while the bus is moving Keep your body inside the bus Riding the bus is a PRIVILEGE – NOT A RIGHT! Buses
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Enter and exit in orderly fashion Stay in your seat Report any incidents Organized Follow media center and computer lab rules Always Respectful Follow directions Use your quiet inside voice Raise your hand to be recognized Responsible Use equipment correctly Access only appropriate websites Media Center/Computer Labs Computer Use is a PRIVILEGE – NOT A RIGHT!
WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU? Safe Keep your hands and feet to yourself Obey fire drill procedures Organized Store electronics in locker Report to assigned area Always Respectful Follow adult directions Use appropriate language Respect school property Responsible Put trash in trash can Recycle Turn off and put away electronics at the start of the day School Grounds
WHAT IS THE TARDY POLICY? A student arriving at school after the tardy bell must report directly to the main office. The student will be given a pass that identifies the tardy as “excused” or “unexcused”. 1.Provide a verbal warning to student. 2.Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. 3.Schedule morning/lunch reflection with student to develop action plan. Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. 4.Submit office referral to grade-level administrator. During periods 2-8, please admit the student to the class (with or without a pass) and take the following action
Intimidation which may occur repeatedly over time to create an ongoing pattern of harassment and abuse either verbally physically, or in writing. Cyber bullying BULLYING
WHAT IS THE ELECTRONIC POLICY? Middle school students may possess portable communication devices on MCPS property and at MCPS-sponsored activities. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the device is turned off and out of sight during times of unauthorized use. Give verbal warning. “Off and out of sight.” Say, “Please give me your phone and it will be returned at the end of class.” Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. Schedule morning/lunch reflection to develop an action plan. Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. Submit office referral administrator.
MCPS STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES All students have the right to be safe and the right to learn. Every student must accept responsibility and consequences for their actions. Privacy Religious beliefs and practices Patriotic exercises Dress code Portable electronic devices Daily attendance Grading and reporting
DRESS EXPECTATION Clothing should reflect the idea that school is a place of business—Not a place of recreation. Judgment will be made by the administration or designated staff member about clothing considered disruptive to the educational process. Endanger health and safety An association with gangs Lewd, vulgar, revealing or of a sexual manner Promotes the use of tobacco, alcohol, or drugs Hats must be taken off, upon entering the building. If you have a hat in the building, it will be confiscated by staff.
MCPS STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Discipline will be fair and appropriate and not designed to embarrass students. Disciplinary action will be appropriate to the infraction and meet the students’ behavioral needs with tiered responses and interventions. Some include: Community service Detention Suspension (In-school/Out-of – school) Mentoring Conflict resolution Removal from extracurricular activities
Provide a verbal warning to student. “Please stop.” Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. Schedule morning/lunch reflection with student to develop action plan. Contact parent through phone call/via email. Log data into myMCPS. Submit office referral to grade-level administrator. * Send physical incidents directly to administrator. If EXPECTATIONS ARE NOT MET?
EFFECTIVE EFFORT LEADS TO ACHIEVEMENT Participate in class Ask questions Activate Edline Take advantage of reteaching and reassessing opportunities Join Excel Beyond the Bell
Remember: At RCMS, we are here to help you become whatever you DREAM to become. We do this through: Communicating high expectations to you. Checking for your understanding so you can be successful in your classes. Providing opportunities for you to think critically so you have a competitive edge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcOR3WJL1TA