Behavior Consequences Woodside School strives to foster a learning atmosphere that is conducive to the educational well-being and the personal safety of all students and staff members. Behavior consequences are opportunities for students to learn from their experiences and grow in character. Behavior consequences may be issued to students by any adult on campus. Progressive behavioral processes create the expectation that the degree of consequence will be in proportion to the severity of the behavior. The previous behavioral history of the student and other relevant factors will be taken into account. Parents, teachers, students, and administration at Woodside School work collaboratively to correct the behavioral issue, in an effort to support the child in exercising responsibility and self-control.
Cause for Suspension/ Expulsion For K-8 students, the California Education Code has specific language defining the grounds for immediate removal. Please see section 48900 (Grounds for Removal; Legislative Intent) in the California Education Code for more information regarding suspension and section 48915 (Expulsion; particular circumstances) regarding expulsion.
Behavioral management strategies and responses:
A verbal warning
Sitting out during recess or lunch
Student completing a reflective “Think Sheet”
Student writing a note of apology to the other party
Student writing a note or making a phone call to parents explaining their poor choice
Student behavior contract
A tier 1, 2, or 3, which would require the student to serve a lunchtime detention, or require the involvement of Woodside School’s administrative team for further involvement (see below) Student forfeiting all school privileges (field trip, assembly, dances, and extracurricular activities) for a period of time
Student receiving a discipline notice, which may include a tier (see above), an in-school suspension, a suspension, or a notice of expulsion hearing as deemed appropriate by Woodside School’s administrative team Below are some examples of the behaviors for which a student could receive a tier 1, 2, or 3:
Bullying involves a real or perceived imbalance of power, with the more powerful child or group bothering those who are less powerful. Bullying may be physical (hitting, kicking, spitting, pushing), verbal (taunting, malicious teasing, name-calling, threatening), or psychological (spreading rumors, manipulating social relationships, or promoting social exclusion, extortion, or intimidation).
Bullying is absolutely not tolerated, and any child experiencing it should report it immediately to their teacher or other staff members. “Bullying” means any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils as defined in Section 48900.2, 48900.3, or 48900.4, directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following: (A) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil’s or those pupils’ person or property. (B) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health. (C) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance. (D) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school EDC 48900