Consequences for Violating the Rules

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The Crocker/Riverside Student Behavior Policy is in conjunction with the mandates of Assembly Bill 1649, District Rules and Regulations, and the Student Behavior Procedure Handbook. These regulations specify that the definitions and reasons for suspension and expulsion are in conjunction with local school policy. Those definitions and causes follow. 

A primary goal of the staff at Crocker/Riverside is to provide a favorable school climate for learning. Students, parents, and staff rightfully expect the school to be a safe, pleasant, and positive learning environment. In striving to achieve our goal, a behavior policy is in place to help both students and parents understand our expectations and guide them through the school year.

Resolving student disputes:

Students are to complete an incident report documenting their side of the
conflict. This step must occur before their teacher or Mr. Zarate handles the situation. We want students to learn and practice appropriate behaviors to create and maintain a positive climate for learning. We also want them to become responsible for their behavior and understand how it affects safety and learning opportunities. Therefore, teachers in each classroom review and discuss school rules on an ongoing basis with students.

Behavior Consequences

Students are to follow the above general rules. They should be aware that there are consequences for failure to observe the rules. These consequences will be logical and consistent. Generally, a set of implications ranging from least severe to most severe and, based upon the seriousness of the violation, will be imposed upon anyone whose behavior is unacceptable according to the standards outlined above.

The steps for handling most offenses are as follows:  

  1. Teacher counseling
  2. Detention
  3. Removal of privileges
  4. Citation (three citations could be cause for suspension)
  5. Teacher, parent, and principal conferences
  6. In-house suspension
  7. Formal suspension
  8. Behavior contract with conferences scheduled every two weeks
  9. Permit rescission and return to one’s home school

 
This step-by-step approach outlines SCUSD Progressive Discipline Model. However, a more direct approach will follow more severe disciplinary issues such as blatant, violent, or dangerous misbehavior. In those cases, Mr. Zarate will contact the parents to explain the behavior and next steps. In addition, each classroom has its own set of rules for students to follow. In general, the procedures outlined in this document pertain to out-of-class behavior problems or student disregard for teacher classroom rules and procedures. 

Anti-Bullying Policy

The goal of Crocker/Riverside staff is to provide a safe learning environment for all students where students are free from bullying, including cyber-bullying. With that, the school is in alignment with the Sacramento City Unified School District’s Anti-Bullying Policy. For reference, please visit  http://www.scusd.edu/sites/main/files/file-attachments/anti-bullying_policy.pdf .

School Personnel Procedure for Problem Situations
  • The classroom teacher, yard duty personnel, or Mr. Zarate will solve most behavior problems.
  • In all situations, one can expect the following:
    • Mr. Zarate will contact parents/guardians.
    • Mr. Zarate will ask the parent/guardian to accompany the child to school the next day.
    • The child must come to school with the parent/guardian to meet further with Mr. Zarate.