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P.A.W.S. Discipline Plan 

P.A.W.S. was designed to help create a climate of cooperation, academic excellence, respect and safety at Jefferson Parkway. Project “P.A.W.S.” is based on four guiding principles: being personally accountable, accepting responsibility, working hard, and showing respect. These principles will help create an optimal learning environment for all students at Jefferson Parkway Elementary. All students will be expected to apply the PAWS principles throughout the school day under their teachers’ direction and supervision. Please review these expectations with your child and stress the importance of good behavior. We appreciate your support as we strive to provide a safe and effective learning environment for your child. Here’s what P.A.W.S. should look like in our school:

pawprintP.A.W.S. in the Hall

Personal 
Accountability

Accept
Responsibility

Work
Hard

Show
Respect

-Keep hands by your side or behind your back and your feet on the floor

-Listen & follow directions the first time

-Remain quiet so you do not disturb other classes

-Always walk

-Keep technology devices in your bookbag at all times

-When you reach an intersection or a corner, stop and look before proceeding

-Walk on the right side of the hallway

-Pick up litter in the hallway

-Follow any hand signal given by adults (same one used by all staff)

-Be attentive

-Walk in a straight line in the 2nd square from the wall

-Keep a distance of 1 square in front of you

-Follow traffic flow

-Look at displayed work with your eyes and not your hands

pawprintP.A.W.S. in the Restroom

Personal Accountability

Accept
Responsibility

Work
Hard

Show
Respect

-Keep hands, feet and eyes to yourself

-Use an inside voice

-Flush the toilet after use

-Aim for the appropriate target

-Wash your hands

-Put paper/towels in the trash

-Report any problems to a teacher immediately

-Return to class as soon as you finish using the restroom and have washed your hands

-Wait your turn

-Keep your eyes in your own stall/space

-Only 1 student in a stall at a time

pawprintP.A.W.S. in the Cafeteria

Personal
Accountability

Accept
Responsibility

Work
Hard

Show
Respect

-Keep your hands and feet to yourself

-Use an inside voice

-Touch and eat only your food

-Do not mix foods unless you plan to eat them

-Keep your table and the floor around it clean

-Sit on your bottom at the table

-Listen and follow directions the first time

-Use the bathroom before or after lunch

-Get the items you need prior to sitting down (fork, napkin, milk, etc.)

-Know your lunch number

-Walk to your table and when putting tray away to leave

-Once you sit down, stay seated

-Raise your hand if you have a question

-Push your chair under the table when leaving

-Stand quietly in line as you wait to get your tray

-Say nice things or nothing at all (please, thank you, excuse me, etc.)

-Use your table manners (chew with mouth closed, use napkin and utensils)

pawprintP.A.W.S. on the Playground

Personal Accountability

Accept
Responsibility

Work
Hard

Show
Respect

-Use your hands and feet appropriately

-Solve problems using words

-Be safe and report any problems to the teacher immediately

-Pick up trash from play areas

-Use equipment correctly and return it to the correct place after use

-Follow game rules

-Stay in designated areas

-Allow others a turn

-Say nice things or nothing at all

-Play nicely and fairly

-Listen and follow directions the first time

pawprintP.A.W.S. for Dismissal

Personal Accountability

Accept
Responsibility

Work
Hard

Show
Respect

-Keep your hands and feet to yourself

-Remain in the line with the class

-Use an inside voice

-Keep your table and the floor around it clean

-Sit on your bottom at the table

-Listen for your name

-Keep technology devices  in your book bag at all times

-When you reach an intersection or a corner, stop and look before proceeding

-Walk on the right side of the hallway

-Listen for teacher directions


-Gather materials before leaving your classroom

-Follow any hand signal given by adults

-Be attentive

-Walk in a straight line in the 2nd square from the wall

-Keep a distance of 1 square in front of you

-Follow traffic flow

-Look at displayed work with your eyes and not your hands

 















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animated bullet purpleP.A.W.S. Rewards


P.A.W.S. and CONDUCT GRADES 

All students will have the opportunity to maintain a grade of 100 in conduct by choosing to follow the school and classroom rules. Each 9 weeks, every student will start with 100 points as their conduct grade. Homeroom teachers will keep track of their student’s behavior points. When students choose not to follow the rules, they will have one or more points subtracted from their conduct grade as detailed below:

- 1st Warning- (-0 Behavior Points) A verbal warning is given and the student is reminded that they will lose Behavior points if they continue choosing not to follow the school & classroom rules.
- 2nd Warning- (-1 Behavior Points) Results in a Classroom Consequence such as the loss of aprivilege such as Silent Lunch or Time Out in the classroom, etc.
- 3rd Warning- (-2 Behavior Points) The student will be given a Cool Down/Time Out in another classroom & the teacher will make a Parent Phone Call

**Office Referral- (-5 Behavior Points) Office Referrals-- the Principal, Assistant Principal or Counselor will conference with the student, complete an investigation and contact the parents as necessary. Disciplinary actions such as, but not limited to, loss of privileges, Time Out and/or In or Out of School Suspension will be assigned by an administrative team member.

**Suspensions- (-10 Behavior Points) The number of days a child may be suspended from school are assigned depending on the severity of the offense and the number of times the student has been to the office.

Student behavior in Music, PE, Art, Media Center, hallways, or with any other staff member
will be conveyed to the homeroom teacher and will be factored into the warnings/referrals above.  

 Behavior information will be communicated through the student’s agenda and/or phone contact. If a student is sent to the office, a phone call will be made by the teacher on the same day as the incident occurred.

 There are occasions when a student will be sent to the office immediately, without going through the behavior management system. These serious offenses may include, but are not limited to:

-Stealing
-Extreme Disrespect
-Fighting
-Bullying
-Inappropriate Language
-Any form of Sexual Harassment/Inappropriate Touching
-Threatening Behavior/Terroristic Threats
-Acts of PhysicalAggression with Authority

     If one of these events happens, the parents will be notified immediately concerning the matter, and they may be asked to pick up their child. A mandatory conference with the principal will be scheduled. These students may also be suspended from school depending on the severity of the offense and the number of times the student has been to the office. A serious offense resulting in suspension will cause the student to lose 10 points from their 9 weeks Conduct Grade.

NOTE: A student must maintain a conduct grade of 90 or higher each nine weeks in order to receive the Citizenship Award at the end of the school year.