We are a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) School
At August Boeger, this means we believe in using multiple tools to ensure our students’ success academically and behaviorally. We focus on classroom management and preventive school discipline to maximize student success.
We expect all students to follow the 3 Be’s
Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible
By teaching these three expectations, our school community promotes a safe, conducive learning environment where students feel a sense of belonging. We further build the community and students’ characters by celebrating students’ successes.
STUDENT RECOGNITION & INCENTIVES
August Boeger celebrates students’ successes! Students may earn Boeger Bucks for exemplifying strong citizenship skills. Boeger Bucks may be used to enter Boeger Bucks raffles, to purchase goods at the Boeger Buck Store, and/or to attend incentive field trips. In addition, students at August Boeger are recognized for the quality of their academic and behavioral achievements as indicated by their successful learning and citizenship. We celebrate academic success, academic improvement, excellent citizenship, and attendance at school wide trimester award assemblies and events/activities.
BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION PROTOCOL
Step 1. Warning is given one-on-one (teacher/staff describes the behavior, prompting appropriate behavior, student reiterates expected behavior back using eye contact & positive body language).
Step 2. Refocus in the classroom (must be timed; 5-10 min). A copy is given to the parent to be signed and returned. Teachers will meet with students within the next class meeting (before school, brunch, prep, or after school to discuss the reflection).
Step 3. Mediation with the student and talking with the parent in a positive way by classroom teacher (via phone or e-mail).
Step 4. Office Referral given to the student and student is sent to the office. Conference must take place (face-to-face with student and administrator).
Step 5. Office is the last resort unless it is a “MAJOR” offense.
Students are accountable for following school rules during the school day and on their way to and from school, as well as off-campus school activities. This includes the following situations:
- Inappropriate behavior or fighting before or after school, even though it may not be on school grounds
- Violation of any school rule while on a school field trip
- Failure to comply with regulations on a school bus
- Inappropriate behavior at a school-sponsored sports activity
- Vandalism or property damage while on the way to and from school or at a school-sponsored activity or at any school in the Mt. Pleasant School District.
If students violate a school rule or is unable to correct their behaviors or right their wrongs (after restorative justice practices have been put in place), they will receive a period of 15 minutes detention at lunch. Failure to report will result in additional days added to the detention or after-school detention. Students are dismissed in time to eat lunch and use the restroom.
AFTER SCHOOL DETENTION
After school, detention may be assigned for disciplinary or instructional reasons. This is meant to help support students by giving them extra time to receive academic help or more time to right their wrongs. Students may be kept for up to 60 minutes per day by the teacher. Detention lasting longer than 15 minutes requires prior parent notification. A student will be excused from detention if he or she has a medical or dental appointment, an appointment for religious instruction or an activity for which a fee has been paid. If such an excuse is authorized, the student will be required to serve the detention on a rescheduled date (usually the following day). It is the parents’ and student’s responsibility to notify the teacher in writing if such a conflict occurs. If a student fails to attend after receiving notification, the time may be doubled. If a student fails to attend the doubled detention, the student will be assigned an administrative detention.