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FJLC Student Conduct & Discipline Form



Student Conduct & Discipline Form
(Fill out 1 form per family)

 
We believe that an effective instructional program requires an orderly environment and that the effectiveness of our educational program is, in part, reflected in the behavior of students. Thus, one of the purposes of this Code of Student Conduct is to support the establishment and maintenance of a civil, safe, secure, supportive and disciplined environment that is conducive to learning.  


The FJLC Board expects students to conduct themselves in keeping with their level of maturity, with a proper regard for the rights and welfare of other students, for the educational purpose underlying all activities, and for the care of our facilities and equipment.


The FJLC Board believes that standards of student behavior must be set cooperatively by interaction among the students, parents/guardians, staff, and community, producing an atmosphere which encourages our children to grow in self-discipline. Such an atmosphere must include respect for self and others, as well as for community property.


The best discipline is self-imposed, and it is the responsibility of the FJLC staff to use instances of violations of the Code of Student Conduct to help students learn to assume and accept responsibility for their own behavior, and for the consequences of their misbehavior. Staff members who interact with students shall apply the best practices designed to prevent student conduct problems and foster students' abilities to grow in self-discipline.


Guidelines and Expected Behavior for Students
  1. Attend FJLC regularly.
  2. Come prepared for class by bringing books, notebooks, pens, pencils and Kippot.
  3. Use only appropriate language and gestures.
  4. Be respectful of others.
  5. Listen to and follow FJLC staff directives
  6. Respect FJLC/Beth El and individual property.
  7. Work towards resolving disputes peacefully.
  8. Take responsibility for behaviors and actions

Electronic Devices Policy
At the start of the FJLC session, all cell phones MUST BE TURNED OFF (NOT IN SILENT MODE) AND STORED IN THE STUDENT’S BOOK BAG. Students are not permitted to carry them on their person or to use them to make or receive any calls or text messages during FJLC. If a student needs to be in contact with someone, she/he must use a synagogue phone, or have the permission of a faculty member, to use his/her cell phone. Parents should contact the FJLC office, if they have an emergency message for their child (ren).


Personal Belongings
All students will be responsible for their own personal belongings.  In addition to a backpack, FJLC related books, notebooks, pencils and kippot, each student is strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle to FJLC sessions in order to hydrate him/herself as needed.  Students should refrain from bringing unnecessary items to FJLC (toys, fidget spinners, etc.) as they are distracting and disrupt learning. 


Punishable Offenses
The following general types of offenses or infractions of the FJLC's standards of student conduct and responsible behavior are inappropriate and unacceptable. Students committing such offenses or infractions shall be subject to disciplinary action for the purpose of correcting their behavior and deterring the continuation of unacceptable conduct. Specific examples of the types of offenses listed below.

A. Offenses Against Students
This type of offense includes any action by a student which interferes with or endangers another student's safety, health, or welfare during FJLC. This includes making oral or written threats against students, including electronic, cyber, and text messages.

B. Offenses Against Property
This type of offense includes any action by a student which vandalizes or removes the real property of the FJLC, Congregation Beth El or the personal property of other students, staff members, or school volunteers.

C. Offenses Against the Student Himself/Herself
This type of offense includes any action by a student that jeopardizes, harms, or interferes with the student's academic, social, or emotional progress and success in school.

D. Offenses Against the School
This type of offense includes any action by a student that detracts from the positive nature of the FJLC environment or harms the FJLC as a community of people, making it a less satisfying, rewarding, enjoyable, success-oriented place for the entire student body and staff. This includes making bomb threats and/or causing false fire alarms.

E. Weapons Offenses
The FJLC Board believes an effective educational program requires orderly school operations and respectful, lawful student behavior. All students, staff, volunteers, and visitors are entitled to safety and security in the FJLC / synagogue environment. The possession of weapons and dangerous instruments implies violent intent. Therefore, the Board prohibits the possession, use or exchange of weapons or other instruments which can be used as weapons on FJLC / Congregation Beth El property at any time.

Discipline Policy

Students are expected to maintain the same standards of behavior in FJLC as in public or private schools, showing respect to both peers and elders. Everyone should expect to learn and teach in a safe and emotionally healthy environment. No student has the right to interfere with the learning environment of others. Any inappropriate behaviors will be dealt with immediately, using the following procedures:


1. The teacher will give no more than 2 verbal warnings to the student restating the rules.
2. Meeting between the child and the Education Director to discuss the problem and possible  
    solutions. Based on the meeting with the child, the Education Director will contact the parents      to discuss the situation and concerns about it.

3. In cases where disruptive behavior continues, a parent will be expected to accompany the     
   child to class until the Education Director has determined that the problem has been resolved.

4. If steps 1-3 of this Discipline Policy are followed and there is no behavior change the child will
    be subject to permanent dismissal from FJLC.

 


Student #1: 
I understand and will abide by the above policy and guidelines. I further understand that any violation of the above may result in disciplinary action.

Student #2: 
I understand and will abide by the above policy and guidelines. I further understand that any violation of the above may result in disciplinary action.

Student #3: 
I understand and will abide by the above policy and guidelines. I further understand that any violation of the above may result in disciplinary action.

Parent/Guardian:
As a parent/guardian I understand that my child will be responsible for abiding by the above policy and guidelines. I have read and discussed them with her/him/them and she/he/they understands her/his/their responsibility.
Sun, December 4 2022 10 Kislev 5783