St. Michael School Discipline Code
A spirit of Christ-like charity, respect for authority and one another, and mutual cooperation are essential elements of the learning environment at St. Michael School. The following discipline code is a way to provide a safe setting where each child can grow spiritually and academically.
- to create and sustain the best spiritual, academic, and physical, setting for all of St. Michael students,
- to provide and enforce policies, rules and regulations that ensure St. Michael School is a safe learning environment for all students.
- to review and follow all guidelines as outlined in the family handbook (http://www.stmichaelscranford.com/school),
- to ensure that the student obeys school policy and to work in collaboration with the administration and teachers to secure the best spiritual, academic, and physical environment for the student.
- to follow school policies and regulations and show respect to the school authorities that enforce them,
- to take responsibility for inappropriate actions.
- Exhibit respectful behavior during the Mass, Church services, and school prayers.
- Respect administration, teachers, visitors, volunteers, and parents.
- Respect fellow classmates.
- Arrive promptly for school and all classes and assemblies.
- Be prepared for the work assigned.
- Be honest in all academic work.
- Demonstrate considerate and safe behavior in the classrooms, hallways, stairwells, lavatories, cafeteria, and playground.
- Refrain from bullying, talking back, name calling, inappropriate language and inappropriate physical contact.
- Follow the school dress code and be neat in appearance (i.e., belts, shoes tied, shirts tucked in, skirts at a respectful length, no make-up, no hats, etc.).
- Do not chew gum. (Teacher discretion will allow for candy and snacks.)
- Respect school property and equipment.
- Facilitate prompt delivery of important papers to parents/guardians for signature or notification.
- If parents give permission for possession of cell phones or other electronic devices, they must remain off in the school unless the teacher grants permission. Consequence: immediate confiscation.
- The teachers will discuss the specifics for each behavior.
This list is not comprehensive. Other actions may warrant disciplinary action.
All consequences will relate in kind and degree to the infraction and help the student learn to take responsibility for his/her conduct.
- Recess detention with the teacher
- Write a note, e-mail, or call parent/guardian
- Morning detention (7:30 AM – 8:00 AM) with the teacher
- Student conference with the Principal
- Detention (2:45 PM – 3:30 PM) with teacher, according to a rotating schedule
- Parent conference with teacher and Principal
- Denial of privileges ( i.e., school trips, school dance, school assembly)
- In school suspension
- All serious situations, multiple offenses and infractions that warrant expulsion will be handled by the Principal.