Del Paso Manor Positive Behavior Management System
There are four rules used throughout the school, which are: be respectful, be responsible, be caring and be safe. Students learn what these rules and expectations mean in our classroom and in our school areas.
At Del Paso Manor, we are using a positive behavior system, which teaches and encourages appropriate behavior. Students are recognized when they are demonstrating respectful, responsible and safe behavior. Additionally, our school emphasizes character growth by reinforcing the positive character traits of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Caring, Cooperation and Courage. Students are recognized for demonstrating these positive character traits through verbal praise, trimester assemblies, and principal pizza parties. We want kids to know that we appreciate when they’re doing the right thing!
Although we teach, model and encourage positive behavior, there are consequences for students who are having difficulty following rules.
What if a student is breaking a rule?
First, the student is privately talked to about the rule being broken and is asked if he/she can make a better choice.If the misbehavior continues, the student is again talked to privately about the rules(s) being broken. At this point, theremay be some interventions needed for students to correct behavior. These interventions could include a change in seatingor re-teaching and practicing expected behaviors.If the misbehaviors continue, a student is given a “time out’ either in our classroom or to another classroom. A “thinksheet” is issued to the student giving an opportunity to reflect on behavior. If a student has been sent out of a classroomtwo times, thethird time will result in having a Behavior Information Form (BIF) sent home informing parents ofmisbehaviors.A BIF will then be sent home giving parents written information regarding the misbehaviors. Students are asked tohave a parent or guardian sign the BIF and bring it back to school. The teacher will contact the parents at this pointto discuss misbehaviors and will brainstorm ways to help the student correct behaviors. If misbehaviors still continue, a second BIF will be sent home, and parent or guardian will be again contacted.If misbehaviors are still continuing, an Office Referral will be sent to the office. At this point, the student will beconferencing with the principal or teacher in charge.For serious infractions such as abusive language, physical aggression, defiance/noncompliance, harassment,bullying or property damage, an Office Referral will be filled out, and the students will be sent to the office.This form will require a parent signature and may require and administrative decisions, such as PASS(on site suspension) or home suspension for one or more days. A list of behaviors that may result in suspensionbased upon Ed Code is included in your information folder. All of these types of behavior infractions become partof a student’s permanent record.
*It is the goal to never have to write a BIF or refer a student to the office. When a teacher calls a parent, the purpose is to inform the parent of the misbehaviors and brainstorm ways for students to be successful in school. Again, we want to teach and model positive, respectful behaviors in order for students to be safe, learn appropriate social skills and to have a peaceful learning environment.
Del Paso Manor School Expectations for Student Behavior
Del Paso Manor Mustangs
The 2017-2018 Family Handbook contains important information for students, parents and guardians. Please take time to download it and read it thoroughly. It references district policies and regulations, the school year calendar, school safety information, as well as creative ideas on how to strengthen your parental role with your child, and more.
District Policy on Use of Students in Photos and Video
Photos and video footage of students add significantly to the communication value of district and school publications, television productions, and web sites. It is the district's desire to share the achievements and recognition earned by students with the broader community. This effort can be aided by the use of photos or video footage showing students involved in the classroom and school-related activities.
Photos & VideoUnless notified in writing of an objection by a parent, legal guardian, or student of age 18, photographs and video footage of students and/or names may be posted in district-produced materials including printed publications, television productions, and websites.If parents do not wish photographs or videos of their student to be used in these materials, they should complete a Photo/Video Opt-Out form available at school offices or via the link below. Please be aware that opt-out requests are valid for the current school year and must be renewed at the start of the next school year.If an opt-out form is filed, district and school staff members will ALSO request news media not interview your student or film/photograph your student. While local news media typically honor such requests, the district does not have legal authority to prevent your student from talking with media or restricting who media outlets film or photograph. You are encouraged to have a discussion with your student about your wishes should members of the news media request to interview them.If photos or video of students or staff are going to be created, maintained or displayed by a third party where the District or school will not have direct control of the materials, then a written release form is required. Contact the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 to discuss options.
Photos & Video - Special Education Students and Homeless StudentsSchool and District staff will always seek parent/guardian permission before using a photo which identifies a student receiving special education or homeless services. Permission forms for these situations can also be obtained from school offices or via the link below.
Please contact your school office or the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 if you have any questions about this policy.