Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

SCE behavior and discipline philosophy begins with the belief that quality learning only occurs in a safe, supportive environment with effective classroom management techniques and strategies. High standards of conduct will be upheld in a consistent manner, with clear communication to all parties involved. Teachers are empowered to handle discipline and conflict within their classroom and are supported when needed.

The first three weeks of the school year is a crucial time for teachers and support staff to build classroom communities. This includes building strong relationships with students, explicitly teaching school wide S.O.A.R. expectations, modeling expectations, reinforcing positive behaviors, implementing restorative practices, following through on pre-planned consequences, and providing time to practice routines while holding students accountable.

Despite our best attempts to set students up for success in a positive environment that prevents problem behavior, kids will still occasionally engage in problem behavior – they are kids! When responding to problem behavior at Sand Creek, we will be guided by the following principles:

  • We will maintain the safety, well-being, and dignity of the child.
  • We will focus on reteaching the expected behavior to the student.
  • We will ensure the disciplinary action fits the offense.
  • Our primary goal when responding to problem behavior is to minimize the loss of instructional time for that student and all other students in the setting.

SCE Behavior and Discipline Procedures
SCE Behavior Matrix