GUIDELINES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS
It is our intent to create and maintain a positive school climate for all Blue Ridge students by defining, teaching, practicing, and modeling the expectations of our discipline plan. We will let the students know that we value each of them as individuals and that we take the business of educating them seriously by establishing positive academic and behavioral expectations and reasonable and logical consequences for the infractions of these expectations. We hope to show them through example and consistency, that they are responsible for their school work and their behaviors. The choice to do their best academically and to behave appropriately is theirs, and that they can become responsible, contributing members of the Blue Ridge Student Body.
SOAR at Blue Ridge
KEY ELEMENTS OF STUDENT SUCCESS
Positive reinforcement for academics and behavior
- Positive comments given for appropriate academic and behavioral success in the classroom, in other areas of the school, and on the playground.
- Students rewarded with Eagle feathers for successful academic achievement and behavior success.
- Positive phone calls made home to tell about great happenings.
- Special recognition awards given.
- Special recognition announced over the speaker system.
- Monthly Students of the Month selected
- Students of the Month receive certificate, T-shirt, and are featured on a classroom plaque.
- Individuals may be recognized for classroom achievements
- Students may earn lunch or a treat with a special staff member or the principal.
Full support and ownership from the staff, student, and parents
- Please read over the Student Handbooks that are sent home each fall.
- Parents, staff and students review the handbook with students.
- Good communication and involvement.
- Parents, staff and students support common area and classroom expectations posted on the walls that indicate what the area should look like and sound like.
BLUE RIDGE DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES
While it is our goal to focus on the student success plan and Soaring Eagle guidelines, there are times when we need to help students solves problems, make better decisions, improve academic excellence, and/or be more respectful. Our first and foremost goal is to make sure that each child is safe and has access to a positive learning environment. Therefore, it is sometimes necessary to use the discipline procedures to help redirect behavior to keep the student and our school safe. The following describes the Level I, II, III, and IV offenses and consequences. Please note that harassment, intimidation, and bullying is against the law and has more serious consequences.