To maintain a clean and pleasant lunchroom atmosphere, students will be expected to:
- enter and leave the lunch area quietly and in an orderly fashion.
- speak in talking voices.
- remain seated until excused.
- leave table and eating area tidy.
- Walk in the halls and down the stairs.
- Use quiet voices at all times.
- Keep restrooms, hallways, and classrooms clean.
- Not throw or shoot any object which might endanger others.
- No pushing, fighting, or unnecessary roughness.
- No playing tackle or heavy contact games, bombardment, or games such as softball which would require teacher supervision (hardballs are not allowed).
- No possessing dangerous objects or substances.
- No leaving school grounds without permission.
- No performing stunts on bars without using hands or by tying clothing to bars.
- No littering, eating food or candy or chewing gum on playground, unless specifically authorized for candy sale or other situations.
Our students generally are well-behaved and maintain exemplary conduct and citizenship which are necessary for a proper learning environment. Occasionally there are minor infractions of misconduct. Our approach will be to guide and instruct, rather than to discipline or punish.
If infractions of misconduct continue, then the consequence most often given is a “time-out” period from recesses or other privileges. Students who disrupt the learning process in or out of the classroom will receive disciplinary action. Minor infractions are recorded in the office for reference as “minor referrals.”
For more serious infractions or following two minor referrals, a “discipline referral” is issued with a copy sent to parents. The consequence for the first discipline referral in a given semester is usually the loss of at least three recesses. The second referral usually results in extended loss of recess time (5 recess periods) and a mandatory call home to parents. Repeated referrals or serious infractions of misconduct, such as defiance of authority, physical abuse, intentional damage to property, obscenities, or behavior which threatens student safety could lead to in-house suspension or suspension from school. When a student is suspended from school, parents/guardians will be required to meet with the principal or the school disciplinary committee before the student will be permitted to return to class. In order for a disciplinary action to be effective, the cooperation and support of parents/guardians is essential.
Lincoln School Rules:
BE COURTEOUS! to others – adults and fellow students.
BE CAREFUL! with school property and the property of others; with your safety and the safety of others.
Compliance with the above basic rules will prevent injury and will be conducive to a pleasant and productive learning environment.
Other Disciplinary Procedures
There may be situations where a student may be required to remain after school. Parents will be notified beforehand in such cases.
Zero Tolerance Behaviors
Harassment or Bullying — Conduct where students infringe upon the rights, well-being, or self-respect of others is not allowed and will be handled appropriately
for children, considering their age and understanding.
Threatening Comments or Behaviors —Any student threats, comments, or behaviors that might compromise the safety of students or staff will receive immediate
action and the police department may be contacted. School discipline, including suspension, may also result.
Possession of Weapons and Dangerous Items —A student shall not possess, buy, or sell guns, weapons, explosives, fireworks or any instrument whether real or simulated, capable of harming any person or creating the impression of such harm on school grounds.