Sneed Middle School`s School-wide Behavior Management System

Sneed Middle School’s School-wide Behavior
Management System
The SMS Behavior Management System is intended to recognize and
reward students who abide by all school-wide rules; while providing
consequences to discourage misbehavior and ensure a safe and nurturing
school climate.
Here at Sneed we want our students to adhere to Squires’ Standards:
 Be quiet, polite and walk to the right.
 Follow directions the first time given.
 “Level” yourself:
Level one-inside voice
Level two-voice is too loud
Level three-voice is unacceptable
 Respect yourselves, others, and property.
 Dress for success.
These standards will be posted throughout the school. Everyone must
work together to ensure that our school is safe and our students have every
opportunity to learn.
Classroom teachers: Please post your “own” rules/expectations in your
classrooms. Here are some proven researched based strategies to
1. Hold and communicate high behavioral expectations.
2. Establish clear rules and procedures and instruct students in how to follow them.
3. Make clear to students the consequences of misbehavior.
4. Enforce classroom rules promptly, consistently, and equitably from the very first day
of school.
5. Maintain a brisk instructional pace and make smooth transitions between activities.
Administrative team: In order for this plan to work, everyone must do
his or her part. Research shows that discipline is more effective if the
following strategies are used by the administrative team:
1. Increased visibility and informal involvement in the everyday life of the school;
increased personal interactions with students.
2. Encouraging teachers to handle all classroom discipline problems that they
reasonably can; supporting their decisions.
3. Enhancing teachers' skills as classroom managers and disciplinarians by arranging
for appropriate staff development activities.
Rewards and Incentives
Students will receive rewards for good attendance, high academic
achievement, and respectable, responsible behavior.
The following rewards/incentives will be given:
Squire badges-honor roll, perfect attendance, good citizenship, etc…
Squire-o-grams-good news phone calls/notes
Admittance to special programs-pep rallies, called assemblies, etc…
Squire bucks (earned for being squirerrific)
Students will be able to purchase “goodies” on
designated Fridays in the cafeteria!!!!!!!!!
Consequences for Misbehavior
The following consequences are to be taken before a student is referred
to the office.
 Verbal warning (use proximity technique)
 Student conference (privately)
 *Parent contact (phone call and/or conference)
One phone call a year is not sufficient. Call the parents before you
refer the student. For example, at least one phone call per nine
weeks is sufficient parent notification.
 **Time-out (modified) or lunch detention
 Office referral (will be handled in accordance with the FSD1
discipline code book)
Please document steps under action taken by teacher before referral.
Any child behaving in a manner that is extreme or out of control will be
sent to the office immediately (please send a student escort with them).
*Note: Parent contact should be ongoing and remember to give three positive statements
for every one negative statement.
**Time-out (modified): There is no longer a time-out monitor and it will be modified.
*Time-out availability will be based on the number of students in ISS. The
ISS monitor will notify teachers when time-out is available (ten or less
students). Teachers will still have to complete the time-out form to send
with student(s). Only four students will be accepted per period.
Each teacher will have three opportunities per week to use their
time-out slip (students who have received three time-outs
per week, will progress to the referral stage).
** The ISS/TO monitor will notify you of this offense by placing a
referral in your box (es).
** Only one student may be sent per period.
At the beginning of each nine weeks the student(s) begins a clean slate for
time-out passes.
If students are sent to time-out, it is their responsibility to make-up any
work/assignment(s) missed as a result.
**Lunch detention: Each teacher will have two lunch detention slots available per day.
Lunch detention students will report to the lunch detention/timeout room (next to room 307) to sign-in with the LD monitor
Students are responsible for checking in with the
Students in detention will be served last and remain together
at all times with the monitor.
What’s in this for me??????????
1. Students will know where they stand. Discipline procedures will be known to
2. Rewards/incentives will be used to encourage responsible behavior.
1. Faculty/staff will know where the students stand.
2. SMS will be a place for teachers to teach and students to learn.
Revised: August, 2011-skf