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Discipline Policies and Procedures

Discipline Policies and Procedures

 

Since Concordia is a Christian School, our aim is to seek and maintain discipline according to the principles of Scripture.

 

Objective

Structure our lives and those of our students in a pattern established in God's Word. This reveals itself in three ways:

 1. Establishing attitudes, words, and actions that give glory to God.

 2. Displaying Christ-like love toward one another.

 3. Fostering responsibility for one's own behavior.

 

The acceptance and execution of all disciplinary policies are the responsibility of every faculty member, student, administrator, and staff person at Concordia Jr. /Sr. High School.

 

Penalties for Violation

The following information relates the disciplinary procedures to be followed for various levels of infraction listed in order of increasing seriousness of offense, of severity, and of correction.

 

 

Regulations for Classroom conduct will be established by each teacher as deemed necessary and proper.

 

Detention

When a student is not following Concordia standards for classroom behavior, a teacher may elect to give the student a detention.

 

Procedure:

  • The offense is named by the teacher.

 

 

  • The teacher takes the student's name.

 

 

  • A detention form is completed by the teacher and sent to the office.

 

 

  • The teacher contacts the parent to confirm that the parent is aware of the detention.

 

 

  • The student must bring the detention slip signed by the parent to be admitted to detention.

 

 

  • If a student does not serve the scheduled detention, he/she will automatically receive a Saturday detention.

 

 

  • The first and second detention will be served on Wednesday at 7 a.m.

 

 

  • The third detention will be a Saturday Detention.

 

 

  • The fourth detention will result in an administrative conference.

 

 

 

 

Offenses:

  • Accumulation of five (5) dress code violations slips in a semester

 

 

  • Unexcused absence from class

 

 

  • Damage to property – This includes school property, teacher’s, and other student’s property. The parents of students causing said damage will be obligated to pay for any repair or loss.

 

 

  • Deliberate misuse of property

 

 

  • Disrespect/intimidation/harassment of other students

 

 

  • Disrespect to teacher or other school staff member

 

 

  • Forgery – 1st offense (This generally involves forging parent’s signature on school communication)

 

 

  • Improper disposition of Parental Notices

 

 

  • Insubordination

 

 

  • Irreverence in Chapel

 

 

  • Lying

 

 

  • Profanity

 

 

  • Public display of affection

 

 

  • Three unexcused tardies in any quarter.

 

 

 

Saturday Detention

Saturday Detention is a three hour workday from 9:00 a.m. – noon. Students will be charged a fee of $20 for the first one and $40 for any further Saturday detentions. The student will be assigned various jobs around campus.

Offenses:

  • Truancy – 1st offense

 

 

  • Receiving a third detention

 

 

  • Cheating– 1st offense (refer to Academic Integrity Policy)

 

 

Suspension

Immediate suspension may be imposed when there is reasonable belief of the student’s involvement in serious offenses. The school administration will schedule a meeting at which parental attendance will be mandatory. No credit will be given for any academic work during the suspension. Suspension from school will also result in being removed from a team for the remainder of the season.

 

1st Suspension will impose a mandatory two-day minimum exclusion from classes and class work. Parents must meet with the school administration before the student may return to classes.

 

2nd Suspension will impose a mandatory two-day minimum exclusion from classes and class work. A Discipline Contract will be developed to determine under what conditions the student may remain enrolled at Concordia. Parents must meet with the school administration before the student may return to classes.

 

Offenses:

  • Cheating – 2nd offense

 

 

  • Forgery – 2nd offense

 

 

  • Fighting

 

 

  • Graffiti

 

 

  • Smoking or possession of tobacco products

 

 

  • Repeated display of negative attitude

 

 

  • Tampering with lockers

 

 

  • Teacher assault

 

 

  • Profanity

 

 

  • Theft – this includes intentional relocation of school property to render it useless and theft of teacher’s or student’s property

 

 

  • Noncompliance with policies in the handbook

 

 

 

Disciplinary Contract

Concordia students are held to a high standard of behavior. When a student does not demonstrate appropriate self-control and cannot comply with Concordia’s standards, the student will be placed on a disciplinary contract. A disciplinary contract outlines expected behavior for a student who has consistently shown they are unable to take responsibility for their actions. A contract will stipulate the expected behaviors of a student. The contract may be a requirement for re-enrollment and will last for at least the period of one semester. Failure to meet the expectations specified in the contract may result in expulsion.

 

Expulsion

The school administration may impose interim expulsion when there is reasonable cause to believe that a student was involved in the offense listed below. If upon confirmation that the student did indeed violate said policy, a permanent expulsion may be issued. Application for re-enrollment must be made by parental initiative to the administration of Concordia.

 

 

Offenses:

  • Drugs or Alcohol – This includes possession, display, solicitation, receiving, use, and offering of any illegal drugs, marijuana or alcohol, on or off campus. Any student suspected of using or under the influence of alcohol or illegal drug, will be required to submit to a drug test at a drug-testing center approved by Concordia, and paid for by the parent/guardian. A student will not be allowed to return to school until said drug test results are reviewed by the administration of Concordia. (See Drug and Alcohol Policy) If a student appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol or is exhibiting inappropriate behavior consistent with drug or alcohol use and the safety of the student is of concern, 911 will be called.

 

 

  • Weapons – This includes the possession on the person, in a locker, or on personal property of the offender. This includes guns, any type of knife, or any other item classified as a weapon.

 

 

  • Gang related incidents – This includes tagging gang symbols, claiming gang affiliation, etc.

 

 

  • Cheating – 3rd offense

 

 

  • Forgery – 3rd offense

 

 

  • Theft – 2nd offense

 

 

  • Tagging of any kind (gang related or not)

 

 

administration before the student may return to classes.

 

2nd Suspension will impose a mandatory two-day minimum exclusion from classes and class work. A Discipline Contract will be developed to determine under what conditions the student may remain enrolled at Concordia.  Parents must meet with the school administration before the student may return to classes.

 

 

Offenses:

  • Cheating – 2nd offense
  • Forgery – 2nd offense
  • Fighting
  • Graffiti
  • Smoking or possession of tobacco products
  • Repeated display of negative attitude
  • Tampering with lockers
  • Teacher assault
  • Profanity
  • Theft – this includes intentional relocation of school property to render it useless and theft of teacher’s or student’s property
  • Noncompliance with policies in the handbook

 

Discipline Contract

Good behavior is expected of students attending Concordia.  Unfortunately, a few students are unable to demonstrate appropriate self-control and need to be placed on a contract.  A discipline contract outlines expected behavior for a student who has consistently shown they are unable to take responsibility for their actions.  A contract will stipulate the expected behaviors of a student.  The contract may be a requirement for re-enrollment and will last for at least the period of one semester.  Failure to meet the expectations specified in the contract may result in expulsion.

 

Expulsion

The school administration may impose interim expulsion upon reasonable cause to believe that the student was involved in the offense listed below. If upon confirmation that the student did indeed violate said policy, a permanent expulsion may be issued. Application for re-enrollment must be made by parental initiative to the administration of Concordia.

 

Offenses:

·         Drugs or Alcohol – This includes possession, display, solicitation, receiving, use, and offering of any illegal drugs, marijuana or alcohol, on or off campus. Any student suspected of using or under the influence of alcohol or illegal drug, will be required to submit to a drug test at a drug-testing center approved by Concordia, and paid for by the parent/guardian. A student will not be allowed to return to school until said drug test results are reviewed by the administration of Concordia. (See Drug and Alcohol Policy)

·         Weapons – This includes the possession on the person, in a locker, or on personal property of the offender. This includes guns, any type of knife, or any other item classified as a weapon.

·         Gang related incidents – This includes tagging gang symbols, claiming gang affiliation, etc…

·         Cheating – 3rd offense

·         Forgery – 3rd offense

·         Theft – 2nd offense

·         Tagging of any kind (gang related or not)

 

 

ANY OFFENSE THAT IS ALSO A VIOLATION OF THE LAW WILL RESULT IN NOTIFICATION OF THE PROPER AUTHORITIES AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

 

Concordia Jr. /Sr. High School reserve the right to suspend or expel a student at any point, regardless of the number of offenses, if that student’s presence is detrimental to the atmosphere of the school.

Concordia Jr. /Sr. High School reserve the right to suspend or expel a student at any point, regardless of the number of offenses, if that student’s presence is detrimental to the atmosphere of the school.