School-Wide Behavior Improvement Plan
BE A CITIZEN OF THE MILLER VALLEY T E A M!
T Treat others and property with respect.
E Each person will do his/her best.
A Always listen and follow directions.
M Make responsible choices.
“B I P”
BEHAVIOR IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Miller Valley School uses a Behavior Improvement Plan for our discipline procedure.
There are different BIP forms for grades Kdg.-1st, 2nd – 3rd, and 4th-5th.
Each BIP form is sent home by the teacher for the parent to look over, discuss with the child, sign and return to school.
After a student receives 3 BIP’s from his/her classroom teacher, that child is then referred on to the Principal. Classroom teachers fill out a REFERRAL TO THE PRINCIPAL form; submit it in a file folder with the 3 BIPS. The Principal then visits with the student and decides a course of action.
If a student receives 5 Behavioral Referrals in a semester, a parent conference will be held about the student’s behavior.
In general, the following rules apply to the playground.
1. Stay in assigned areas and use designated restrooms during recesses.
2. Use all playground equipment safely.
3. Walk (don’t run) on sidewalks.
4. Stay off of bushes, trees, fences, buildings, and railings.
5. Keep playgrounds clean.
6. Respect the rights and property of others.
7. Follow the directions of the playground supervisors at all times.
8. Do not play rough games involving fighting, tackling, or pushing.
9. Eating food on the playground is not permitted.
10. Stay out off of ice and out of water, and mud puddles.
11. Do not throw rocks, snow or any other potentially dangerous items.
12. WHAT’S ON THE GROUND STAYS ON THE GROUND! except for Lost & Found items.
1. Teachers will take their class to lunch and wait with them in the hall until the first student in line enters the Cafeteria. Once inside the lunchroom, students will stay in an orderly line until served.
2. Once students are seated they must remain seated until given permission to leave.
3. Students may talk quietly in the lunchroom.
4. When finished, students must raise their hands to be excused by a Cafeteria
supervisor. When excused, students should make sure their areas are clean and
dispose of garbage in the trashcans provided.
At Miller Valley School CHARACTER COUNTS!
We emphasize the six “pillars of character education program:
Trustworthiness (be honest, tell the truth, keep promises)
Respect (treat others the way you want to be treated, appreciate individual
Responsibility ( do what you are suppose to do, be accountable for your actions)
Fairness (play by the rules, take turns, consider all sides before deciding)
Caring (be kind, helpful, and considerate to everyone)
Citizenship (be a good team player, do your part to make the world a better place)
Discrimination and Harassment
School is a learning place–a place to grow in knowledge, skill, and friendship. It should be a place to develop respect, understanding, and acceptance of all. The Governing Board and administration of PUSD invite parents and students to join every teacher and staff member in creating a positive environment for learning.
PUSD has policies against the use of inappropriate language by elementary- age children.
According to the district policy, inappropriate language is defined as:
- Words that by their very utterance inflict or tend to incite an immediate breach of
- Use of the language that is plainly offensive. Examples include racial or ethnic
slurs epithets, and lewd, vulgar, or obscene language.
- Verbal conduct that relates to a individual’s race, ethnicity, religion, gender or disability, that creates a hostile environment under the law.
Any child using such language is subject to disciplinary measures that are considered necessary and appropriate by the elementary school principal. Please encourage your child to use language that is positive, promotes self-respect
towards others, and is within the school districts guidelines for student behavior.
Prescott Unified School District Bullying Policy
BULLYING is not tolerated in the Prescott Unified School District. In order to provide a safe learning environment, our schools are proactive in prevention, awareness and interventions.
All schools allow for confidential reporting by students, parent/guardians or district
employees of incidents including harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
All schools in Prescott Unified School District have a formal process of documentation, investigation, and disciplinary procedures for reported incidents of
harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
MILLER VALLEY SCHOOL: Home of the N.B.A. – NO Bullying Allowed
An easy way to remember how to avoid bullying is with the letters in the word STAMP.
S – STAY AWAY FROM BULLIES. Stay away from those who don’t like you, are mean to you, or threaten you.
T – TELL SOMEONE. Tell someone you trust if you are being bullied. Talk to your teacher. Teachers and others at school receive special training to recognize bullying behavior and will work with you to get the bullying to stop. If you tell someone and they don’t take it seriously enough, tell someone else.
A - AVOID BAD SITUATIONS. Avoid unsupervised areas of school or places where you don’t feel safe. Try to stay within view of an adult. Don’t be alone in out-of-the-way places.
M – MAKE FRIENDS. Stick together with friends. There is power in numbers and bullies tend to pick on loners.
P – PROJECT CONFIDENCE. Hold your head up high. Respond firmly or say nothing if someone makes a threatening remark. Walk away to the nearest adult or group of students.