We are committed to using consistent correction procedures and appropriate consequences to discourage students from engaging in inappropriate behavior. Inappropriate behavior will be viewed as an opportunity to teach appropriate behavioral skills and to motivate students to behave in a mature and responsible manner. Consequences for inappropriate behavior will increase in severity based on the number of previous offenses. This is called Progressive Discipline.
Violation of student expectations will lead to such consequences as lunch detention, detention, conferences, Saturday School, out-of-school suspension, or expulsion. Positive behavior is expected at all times and will be recognized. Please see the student planner.
Bullying is not tolerated at FMMS. Bullying is any pattern of written or verbal expression, or physical act or gesture that is intended to cause distress upon one or more students. Teachers are encouraged to give three redirects on behavior in class prior to an office referral. There is no prescribed ladder of offenses and consequences to give us the leeway to work with the student.
The list below is possible actions and consequences and is not comprehensive.
Potential Actions for Verbal & Non-Verbal Offenses:
Offense # 1 - Warning / Redirect
Offense # 2 - Office Referral
Offense # 3 - Meeting with parents / possible suspension
Offense # 4 - Suspension
Offense # 5 - Possible Expulsion
Potential Actions for Physical Offenses (Fighting):
Offense # 1 - Possible police charges, 3-5 days mandatory suspension
Offense # 2 - Possible police charges, 10 days suspension pending expulsion
Each discipline case will be handled individually and consequences will be determined based on the severity of the offense and the impact to the learning and safety of others. Please see the student planner for more information.
We believe that students are best served by using their time in an efficient and goal-oriented way. We also believe that our students’ success depends not only on their ability to learn and retain skills, but also on their ability to adhere to the procedures and policies that are a part of high school, college, and any career. Parents can find out how often their child is tardy by checking the attendance section of the “Parent Portal.” All Fox Meadow students are informed of this tardy policy.
- Students who receive three or more class tardies in one week will be issued an after-school detention which is served from 4:05 pm - 5:05 pm.
- Students who receive three or more detentions from tardies in one semester will be sent to an administrator. The administrator will decide the appropriate consequences.
There are three minutes between classes, which gives students enough time to go to their lockers, take a quick bathroom break as needed, and go to their class. Students may ask their teacher for a pass on occasions when they need longer than three minutes between classes. These occasions should be minimal.