Behavior Discipline Plan

The Student Code of Conduct will be used by Hallsville Primary/Elementary School for any major or minor violations in the coming school year.  The purpose of this plan is to prevent behavior problems from occurring by identifying reasons for the inappropriate behavior.  The goal of this plan is to involve parents, teachers, counselors, support staff, and principals in helping the students to exhibit appropriate behavior and achieve their academic potential.

Minor violations are offenses that result in moving through the COLOR behavior plan.

Major violations are offenses that result in an immediate office referral. Such offenses include injury to another, sexual harassment, and other offenses listed in the Student Code of Conduct.

Behavior Discipline Plan
CATS SYSTEM
Creating Attitudes Toward Success 

Teachers will use a visual color system to show daily student behavior.  This will allow the student to see his/her CHAMP behavior status.

Bobcat Pride Visual

  • PURPLE:  Bobcat Champ, Good to go for the day!  Every student begins EACH day on   Purple!  Bobcat Pawsitive note will be sent home for   exceptional behavior.
  • YELLOW:  Student may receive up to two warnings.  Teacher implements the Early-Stage Problems Family Contact
  • BLUE:  Lunch Detention
    • Step One:  BLUE - Student will visit with Teacher and the student will receive lunch detention for 1 day in the designated area in the cafeteria. Teacher must send home the Classroom Discipline Report Form.  If the note is not returned, teacher must call or e-mail parent and make contact.
  • RED:  Lunch Detention and Loss of Recess
    • ***see steps below for Red Levels  (Students are not eligible to work their way back-up the color chart for the same day)
    • Step Two:
      • First Minor RED - Student will visit with Behavior Specialist and / or Student Service Coordinator for problem solving strategies. Teachers will assign the student to lunch detention in the cafeteria and lose recess for 1 day. Teacher will also send home the Classroom Discipline Report Form and call the parent to implement the Chronic Problems-Request for Parent Conference Plan. Communication with the parent by telephone is required. A copy of the classroom discipline report form needs to also go to the behavior specialist or student service coordinator. Students reaching this level of the system will lose the right to participate in the 9 weeks celebration reward.
      • Second Minor RED - Student will visit with the Principal or Assistant Principal. Teacher must complete a Campus Discipline Notice Form for the office referral. The principal or assistant principal is responsible for communicating with the parent.  ISS will be assigned.  Students reaching this level of the system will lose the right to participate in the 9 week celebration reward. 
    • Step Three (B):
      • Major RED - 1st Major Offense will result in an office referral. Teachers will complete the Campus Discipline Notice Form.  Student will visit with the principal or assistant principal for the offense.  The principal or administrator assistant is responsible for communicating with the parent. ISS will be assigned. Principal or Assistant Administrator may refer student to Behavior Specialist and/or Student Service Coordinator for problem solving strategies.  Students reaching this level of the system will lose the right to participate in the 9 week celebration reward.
    • Step Four:
      • Students continuing to exhibit Inappropriate Behavior after the above interventions will continue to be placed in ISS.  Parents will be required to attend a Student Intervention Plan meeting to discuss further intervention measures.  The Behavior Specialist and / or Student Service Coordinator may be asked to create a Plan to address the student's behavior.


NOTE:   In the case of severe disciplinary infractions, the four-step disciplinary progression may be circumvented by administration.

ISS (In School Suspension)

ISS is an alternative placement for students who break school rules.  It is a structured environment with high expectations for both behavior and academics.  Students who are assigned to ISS must adhere to the following rules:

  1. Students will complete classroom assignments and all assignments must be completed with passing efforts.
    ***ISS assignment to include self reflection and restitution. Place copies in student's folder.
  2. Students will be silent and not talk without permission from instructor.
  3. Students will be cooperative and not disrupt the ISS classroom.
  4. Students will always sit up tall and not lay their heads down on the desk.
  5. Students will stay busy with academic work while in the ISS classroom.
  6. Students will not lean back in chairs.
  7. Students will not write on the desks.
  8. Students must face forward at all times while in ISS.
  9. Students must follow CHAMPS expectations. 
  10. Students in ISS will eat lunch in ISS room.    Visitors may not bring lunch or eat lunch with any student in ISS.
  11. Students will have one supervised restroom break in the morning and one in the afternoon.
  12. Students breaking ISS rules or not completing ISS assignments will have consequences as assigned by campus administration.
  13. Once the student is released from ISS, he/she may have to attend tutorials to complete all missed classroom assignments and instruction.

Positive Proactive Behavior Plan

We believe that students must be recognized and rewarded when they exhibit appropriate behavior so that they can continue to exhibit appropriate behavior.  We also believe that students can achieve more if they feel comfortable asking for help from teachers and staff.  At Hallsville Primary/Elementary School we provide many ways in which students can be recognized for doing good things for other people and for exhibiting outstanding CHAMP behavior.  These things can be but are not limited to:  helping others when they need help, using proper manners, letting a teacher know about a problem, exhibiting improvement in grades or behavior, and performing any other positive behavior.

Incentive programs include:

  • "PAWSitive" Cards -Students who exhibit exceptional classroom behavior and work ethic will receive these cards.   All "Pawsitive" Cards are placed in the CHAMPs Assembly drawing for a chance to win prizes.
  • Based on the students' exceptional CHAMP behavior, he/she can be identified as BOBCAT CHAMP of the week.
  • 9 Week Rewards - Special rewards designed for students who do not exceed the COLOR system limits set up on pages 4 and 5 of the Behavior Plan.
  • 1st 9 weeks - Students who have all purple marks and/or only five or less yellow marks and/or one blue mark are eligible to participate in the 9 weeks celebration.
  • 2nd 9 weeks - Students who have all purple marks and/or four yellow marks are eligible to participate in the 9 weeks celebration.
  • Teacher weekly incentive programs - Each teacher will establish a weekly positive behavior incentive program.  This program may include but is not limited to:  office runners, classroom privileges, leadership responsibilities, or other positive incentives chosen by the teacher.