We believe it to be in the best interest of our students to partner with parents to provide the maximum social, emotional, and academic support to our students. Please feel free to contact me at any time with your concerns. You can do this through the email address listed above or by calling (330) 386-8700.
Overview of Discipline
Self-control and good choices are very important to success while in middle school. We will work together to examine choices that are made which result in disciplinary consequences so that in the future we can make better choices. Each day is a new day where we will learn and grow together. We believe that character is revealed through the choices we make and we want to help students to reach their maximum potential as young adults.
The best place to look for rules is the Student Handbook found under the Quick Links on this site. Students are also encouraged to ask questions regarding the rules and procedures at the middle school prior to potentially breaking a rule and/or procedure. Discussions are welcome about any situation that may result in potential conflict or problems so that we can work together to reach a resolution. Our school is a family that will grow together to be the best people we can be.
In the unfortunate event that a student receives discipline the following options may occur:
Tuesday/Thursday Detention- These detentions are used for missing homework or tardiness. The policies on those items are as follows. A student will receive a homework detention for two missing homework assignments within a week. A student will also receive a Tuesday/Thursday detention for three tardies within a nine-week period. A student missing a detention results in being assigned to ISS or OSS unless an excuse has been issued by a doctor. Students will work on the missing assignments as well as that evenings' homework. The detentions run from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. It is meant to be used for the student to catch up on work and get any needed assignments completed.
Friday Night School (FNS)- FNS is assigned for various infractions such as using a cell phone outside of the permitted time (see handbook). These are also used for the color code system when students receive three days of colors in any five day period. Friday Night School, like detention, is run by a teacher. Parents will be notified by phone of the assigned detention. FNS is from 2:30 - 5:30 each Friday.
In-School Suspension (ISS)- ISS is used as a consequence that is below an OSS. While a student is in ISS he or she is counted present at school and hence is permitted to make up assignments, quizzes, and tests. The ISS room is housed at the high school in room # 3. Students will receive a bus pass and be dropped off at the high school or walked over to the high school by a staff member. Mr. McElroy is the ISS teacher and will be in charge of making sure that students were sent work to work on. Students also are asked to complete character activities and discuss the choices they made which resulted in this placement. The goal is for them to grow as individuals and improve their decision making in the future. Students are permitted to go to after school activities to include practice and/or games.
Out-of-School Suspension (OSS)- OSS is used for serious infractions. Students assigned to OSS are marked absent and hence and receive a failing grade for all missing assignments. Students may not go to after-school activities to include practice and/or games.