• Student Behavior

     

    When a student fails to reach established behavioral expectations, one of two courses of action will result:  the teacher will handle the inappropriate behavior, or, the teacher will refer the student to a principal or administrator.

     

    Examples of consequences which may be imposed for failure to meet expectations include, but are not limited to the following: discussion, verbal reprimand, parental contact, time out, making up off task time, detention (24 hours notice is required), loss of privileges (extra-curricular, co-curricular, school-sponsored, school-related events), in-school suspension, or out-of-school suspension.  Serious repeated acts of student misbehavior may result in the student being sent to office, required to pay replacement cost of lost or damaged property, placed on in-school or out-of school suspension, or assigned after school detention.  Police involvement is an option for serious acts of aggression, violence or endangerment and for possession/use of a controlled or illegal substance or weapon. 

     

    Please review the discipline plan below thoroughly with your child.  Safety and academics are Williamsport Area Middle School’s top priority.  It is important that parents and the school work together to change any behavior that may be detrimental to either the safety or academic success of any of our students.  Students should be aware of the possible consequences for their actions.

     

     

    WASD Middle School Discipline Plan

    When students fail to meet expected behaviors, consequences will occur.  The following behaviors are considered to be unacceptable and either detention, In-School Suspension, Out-of School Suspension, or other consequences will be administered accordingly.  It is the discretion of the building administration to assign consequences appropriately dependent upon frequency or severity.

     

    Detention (2:45 -3:15 PM) (Parents are responsible for transportation)

    Offense or Behavior                      Detentions        Offense or Behavior                      Detentions

    Tardiness (3) unexcused                        1                        Skipping or Leaving Class                     1 – 5

    Use of profanity                                         1 – 5                 Lying                                                           1 – 3

    Disrespect to staff                                    1 – 5                  Cheating                                                     3

    Unacceptable Cafeteria Behavior        1 – 3                  Rude/Discourteous Behavior              1 – 5

    Harassment / Bullying                            1 – 3                  Skipping Detention                                 1 (added)

    Technology Violation                              1 – 3                   Bus Misconduct                                       1 – 5

     

    In – School Suspension

    Offense or Behavior                      Suspensions    Offense or Behavior                      Suspensions

    Malicious pushing or shoving                1 – 3                  Skipping school                                         1 – 3

    Insubordination                                         1 – 3                  Lying                                                             1 – 3

    Forgery                                                          1 – 3                  Disrespect to staff                                    1 – 3

    Harassment / Bullying                              1 – 3                  Leaving school w/out permission      1 – 3

    Play Fighting                                                1 – 3                  Disruptive in Class                                   1 – 3

    Theft                                                               1 – 5                  Profanity                                                     1 – 3

    Technology Violation                                1 – 3                  Any repeated violation above               1 – 3

     

    Out-of – School Suspension (Police intervention and/or expulsion possible)

    Offense or Behavior                      Suspensions    Offense or Behavior                      Suspensions

    Weapons possession                1 – 10          Possession of tobacco                   1 – 2

    Arson                                            1 – 10          Vandalism                                         1 – 10       

    Assault                                         1 – 10          Theft                                                  1 – 10

    Extortion                                     1 – 10          Threatening staff                             1 – 10

    Drug possession                       1 – 10          Bomb threat                                     1 – 10

    Disorderly conduct                  1 - 10           Fighting                                             1 – 10

    Technology Violation              1 – 10          Any repeated violation above      1 – 10

       

    Suspension of Bus Privileges

    Offense or Behavior                      Suspensions    Offense or Behavior                      Suspensions

    Profanity                                          1 – 5                  Endangerment/Disruption         1 – 10

    Fighting                                            1 – 10                Disrespect                                        1 – 5

    Misbehavior at bus stop             1 – 5                   Harassment/Bullying                   1 – 10