The students and staff at Kimbark School take pride in the safe and positive learning environment that is shared at our school. We maintain a high level of discipline to ensure this positive feeling tone. We strive to instill in our students the need for respect, courtesy and self-control. We expect students to take responsibility for their actions. We take a firm, fair and consistent approach to allow each student to grow academically, socially and emotionally to his or her greatest potential. Our discipline policy is in effect at all times during school hours and while students are participating in school activities including traveling to or from school. Students with excessive behavior concerns could be suspended and/or returned to their home school.
We keep our hands, feet and all objects to ourselves. We never throw an object that can hurt others. We never fight or play fight.
We follow standard game rules on the playground and play safely.
We are friendly and fair to others.
We follow the directions of all adults.
We come to school prepared to learn.
We work hard; doing our best at all times.
We never bring weapons, knives or any dangerous objects to school.
We are environmentally friendly. We pick up after ourselves and do not litter.
We only bring healthy snacks (no hot Cheetos, gum, candy, soda, Pico, Lucas, etc.).
We don't bring toys, sports equipment, skateboards, roller skates or electronic toys without permission. Cell phones in backpacks (turned off) are allowed.
Items brought to school may be taken and not returned until the end of the year.
We cannot be responsible for the loss of any toy, item or phone if broken or stolen.
We treat with care, and use in an acceptable manner all equipment, furniture, bathrooms, materials and books.
We must remain on campus once we arrive at school. We never climb fences, trees, backstops or on the planted banks.
We play on the playground and not around the buildings or in the restrooms.
We walk in the halls and buildings.
We walk to class immediately when the bell rings.
Most of our cafeteria food is served buffet style. Children have choices and may take whatever they would like from the salad bar. We will be encouraging children to take only what they can eat, to eat most of their food and to not waste food taken. There should be no loud talking, running or inappropriate behavior in the cafeteria. Students should follow proper etiquette.
LADDER OF CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT FOLLOWING KIMBARK RULES…
1. Informal Level: The teacher resolves any problem by direct contact with the student (warnings, teacher/student counseling, loss of privileges, extra work or time outs).
2. Low Level Referral- Teacher: The teacher involves the parent (contact parent by phone, in writing, in the planner or with a parent conference). Student is expected to correct his/her behavior and a consequence up to, or including a suspension from class. Documentation is kept at the school.
3. Office Referral- Administrator: The student is referred to the administrator or counselor regarding serious problems (counsels with the parent and student, explores alternatives and/or consequences up to, or including, suspension or expulsion from school). Documentation may be kept at the school and/or in the cum. Students could be sent back to their home school if behavior is not corrected.
The following acts may bypass the Kimbark ladder of consequences and may lead directly to suspension by order of Education Code 48900
a. Caused, attempted to cause, or threatened to cause physical injury.
b. Possessed, sold, or otherwise furnished any firearm, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object unless, in the case of possession of any such object, the pupil had obtained written permission to bring to school (Includes representation of such).
c. Possessed, used, sold, or otherwise furnished, or been under the influence of any controlled substance.
d. Offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any controlled substance including an alcoholic beverage or representation of such.
e. Committed or attempted robbery or extortion.
f. Caused or attempted to cause damage to school property or private property.
g. Stole or attempted to steal school property or private property.
h. Possessed or used tobacco or tabacco products.
i. Committed an obscene act or engaged in habitual profanity or vulgarity.
j. Possessed or, offered, arranged, or negotiated to sell any drug paraphernalia.
k. Disrupted school activities or otherwise willfully defied the valid authority.
I. Knowingly received stolen school or private property.
m. Possessed an imitation firearm.
n. Commited or attempted to commit a sexual assault
o. Harrassed, threatened, or intimidated a witness
p. Sexual Harassment
q. Hate violence
r. Intentionally engaged in harassment, threats, or intimidation against a pupil, groups of pupils, or staff
s. Pupil has made terroristic threats against school officials or school property, or both
t. Unlawfully arranged to sell Soma
u. Aided or abetted the infliction or attempted infliction of physical injury
v. Engaged in or attempted to engage in hazing
x. Engaged in an act of bullying, electronic bullying as defined by EC 32261 (defined by the Penal Code 240, 242)
x1. Engaged in bullying based on sexual orientation
x2. Engaged in bullying based on ethnicity or race
x3. Engaged in bullying based on physical and/or mental disability