Guidelines for Success
RPS Guidelines for Student
"Be Kind, Be Safe, and
Because the Choice is
Richlands Primary School follows all Onslow County Board of
Education policies in regard to school and bus discipline.
The student handbook, which describes expected school and bus
behavior and states consequences for misbehavior, is given to all
parents at the time of enrollment. These policies are
explained to parents and students at the beginning of the school
year. Students are instructed in expected behaviors as part
of the curriculum.
At Richlands Primary, each classroom teacher develops a
classroom management plan that begins with teaching positive
behaviors to students coupled with rules and procedures that will
provide an environment that is conducive to learning and help each
child to develop self-discipline.
Teachers are responsible for properly supervising students and
maintaining discipline in their classrooms in order to provide a
safe and orderly environment. In the event that a student
exhibits inappropriate behavior and all classroom discipline
procedures and consequences have been implemented, a child may then
be referred to the administration and escorted to the office. A
discipline referral form must accompany the student explaining the
incident and prior interventions. The administration will then
implement a consequence.
The CARE Center (Center for Academic and Reflective Education)
may be utilized for inappropriate behavior that results in
administrative action. Students assigned to the CARE Center are
given a "time-out" from their classroom peers to reflect on the
inappropriate behaviors, discuss positive behavior choices, and
complete assignments. A staff member monitors the student(s)
and provides individualized instruction during the assigned time
Levels of Discipline
Level I Behaviors
Level I behavior consists of minor misbehavior on the part of
the student which impedes orderly classroom procedures or
interferes with the orderly operation of the school. Classroom
teachers are responsible for dealing with Level I behaviors which
include: general classroom disturbances, simple physical
aggression, safety risks to self and others, lack of cooperation,
cheating and lying, abusive language, simple stealing, hall
misbehavior, disrespect/defiance, and failure to do
assignment or carry out directions.
Options to be utilized by the classroom teacher in dealing with
Level I behavior may include the following but not in any
particular order: verbal reprimand, loss of privileges (not to
include any part of NC Curriculum program - PE, Art, Music, etc),
individual conference with student, time out or isolation,
conference or contact with parent, behavioral contract or token
system, and behavior modification. If Level I behaviors continue,
principal, parents, and professional assistance should be sought.
If academic problems persist, parents should be contacted.
Level II Behaviors
Level II behaviors consist of misbehavior whose frequency or
seriousness tends to disrupt the learning climate of the school.
These infractions, which usually result from the continuation of
Level I misbehaviors, require the intervention of personnel on the
administrative level because the execution of Level I disciplinary
options has failed to correct the situation.
Additional Level II behaviors include: fighting, threats to
others, throwing dangerous objects, destruction of school property,
bullying/harassment, leaving area without permission, and offensive
Options to be utilized with Level II behaviors may include, but
not in any specific order: student-teacher conference to discuss
documented misbehaviors and the expected behaviors that must be
maintained, and, when necessary, develop a behavioral contract;
parent-student-teacher conference; CARE Center,
parent-student-teacher-principal conference; and loss of
Level III Behaviors
Level III behaviors consist of repeated Level II behaviors or
acts directed against persons or property. Level III behaviors are
handled by the principal and include: possession and/or use of
tobacco products, bus misbehaviors, fighting, possession and/or use
of unauthorized substances, conduct prejudicial to good order or
discipline, threats, vandalism, language (vulgar, obscene, or
profane), repeated Level II behaviors.
The consequences for Level III are varied depending on the
occurrence and the age of the child, but include: parent
conference, out of school suspension, suspension from school, and
Level IV Behaviors
Level IV behaviors are acts which result in violence to
another's person or property or which pose a threat to the safety
of others in the schools. These acts are clearly criminal and are
so serious that they always require administrative actions which
result in immediate removal of the student from the school, the
intervention of law enforcement authorities and action by the local
school board. Level IV behaviors are handled by the principal with
the parents being notified immediately. Level IV behaviors include
the following: unmodified Level III misconduct; possession, use,
transfer of dangerous weapons assault, theft, vandalism; arson; and
possession of unauthorized substances.
The consequence of the following behaviors is one year
expulsion: possession of gun, possession of weapon with intent to
harm, possession or use of alcohol and/or illegal drug.