Classroom Standards for Student Behavior
(Pursuant to Board Policy 5500)
The following procedures apply to classrooms as well as student interactions with teachers and other staff members. M.E.T.S. Charter School recognizes that students play a major part in creating and supporting the educational environment and believes that students have a right to learn and a responsibility to participate in the learning process.
Classroom Rules: Students are expected to follow all individual teachers’ classroom rules in addition to those of the school.
Disruptive Students (305 Offenses): Students that disrupt class and affect other students from learning will be removed from class and brought to the Dean’s Office. Being removed from a classroom because of disruptive behavior is not a reward; it is a result of defiant behavior on the behalf of the student and comes with disciplinary action.
Student removal from class should be used as a last resort, when class can no longer be held because disruption is so severe. Removal from class is considered a serious offense and is addressed as such. Some examples of what constitutes disruptive behavior include but are not limited to:
- Physical violence/fighting
- Excessive profanity
- Refusal to comply with seating arrangements and reasonable requests
- Disputing authority and arguing with faculty and other students
Disciplinary actions are as follows:
- 1st Offense - 3 days Detention
- 2nd Offense - Saturday Detention
- 3rd Offense - 1 day suspension
- 4th Offense - 2 days suspension
- 5th Offense- 3 days suspension
- Anything after the 5th offense is subject to Administrator conference and further disciplinary action will be discussed.
This policy is not meant to hurt, alter, or affect any student’s access to learning time. However, it is designed to further educate our students without the distraction of disruptive behavior in their class.
Lunchroom/Cafeteria Behavioral Expectations for Students
(Pursuant to Board Policy 5500, 8505)
The school cafeteria program provides daily breakfast and lunch. Daily lunch is available at no charge or at a reduced price to qualified students. Paid lunch is also available to students who do not meet the State and Federal financial requirements for the free or reduced lunch program. To receive reduced/free lunches, the parent or guardian must complete a separate lunch application for each child. Applications are available upon request in the Main Office. State and Federal funding for M.E.T.S. Charter School is dependent upon you returning these applications immediately and correctly.
Cafeteria Rules & Regulations
In general, well-mannered conduct should guide the student’s behavior at all times in the cafeteria. To help ensure an orderly lunch period, students should adhere to the following:
- Students entering the cafeteria should be respectful and mannerly at all times.
- Respect and politeness must be shown to all, including lunchroom monitors and the cafeteria staff.
- Students must be patient while waiting to be served. A single file line must be maintained.
- Students must be seated at a table when eating. Once seated there is to be NO moving without permission. Students should refrain from shouting across tables.
- Students who wish to use the bathroom must obtain permission from the lunch monitor.
- Students must remove trash from tables, chairs and the floor and dispose of it in trash cans.
- Throwing food or other objects is not allowed. Running, excessive noise, “horseplay,” or other disruptive behavior is not allowed.
- Students are not to use any speakers or amplification devices at any time during the school day, including their lunch periods. Speakers/amplification devices will be confiscated and returned to parents/guardians at the beginning of the next marking period.
- All unacceptable behavior will result in disciplinary action by the Dean’s Office.
Students need to arrive to their lunch period on time, before the late bell rings. If any student is late to lunch because he/she was detained by a teacher or faculty member, it will be the student’s responsibility to get a pass from that teacher or faculty member
If a student does not report to lunch, arrives 15 minutes late to lunch without a pass from a teacher or faculty member, and/or hangs out in the bathroom for an extended amount of time, he or she will be considered cutting and receive disciplinary actions pursuant to policy for attendance/cut class.