Order of Discipline

Our Philosophy of Discipline is an essential part of Christian Living and this is evident throughout Scripture. God disciplines those whom He loves so that they can become better men and women of God. At our school, we believe that discipline establishes order and keeps our hearts in check with God’s Word. Discipline will establish clear boundaries for the students and that will give them a sense of security and stability; this is conducive to a learning environment.

 

Discipline should be Bible-based (Proverbs 13:24, 22:6, 29:15&17; Colossians 3:20; Hebrews 12:6), done in direct response to the situation, and should be done with love. Correction is not made to point out a child’s behavior for the sole purpose of punishment. Rather, it is to show why his/her action was wrong according to God’s standards. Through the process of correction, children will learn about accountability, true repentance, and about God’s forgiveness.

 

​Student and Teacher Honor Code (K—12th Grade)


1. Love God above all things (Deuteronomy 6:5)

2. First-time obedience to God and those in authority (Hebrews 13:17)

3. Always give your best to God (Colossians 3:23)

4. Loves others and treat them kindly as you would want to be treated (Matthew 7:12)

5. Never stop trying—keep going until it’s finished. (Philippians 3:13-14)

 

Student Courtesy Code


1. Always address faculty and staff members with appropriate respect, using titles proper to their positions (Pastor, Coach, Miss, Mr., or Mrs.)

2. “Thank You” is the expected expression of gratitude when assistance is given by adults or fellow students.

3. Say “Yes, (Title)” and “No, (Title)” or “Yes Ma’am” or “No Sir” to answer a question. Do not say “What?” or “Huh?”

4. Excuse yourself when you want to interrupt an adult who is busy. Wait your turn when the adult is talking to someone else.

5. Say “Excuse me” when you do not understand and want an adult to repeat something for you. Do not say “What?” or “Huh?”

6. Common respect for adults requires you to allow adults to pass before you when entering a building or room, and that you hold the door open for persons coming behind you into a building or room.

7. When an adult corrects you for some fault, be quiet and listen until the adult is finished talking.

 

Student Behavioral Expectations


Classroom Behavior

Students are expected to listen and follow all teacher directions. Possible consequences: Staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

 

Hallway Behavior

Students are to walk quietly in an orderly fashion through the halls at all times. This will reduce the level of distraction for other classes that are in progress. Possible consequences: Staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

 

Bathroom Behavior

Students are expected to respect the rights of others and act responsibly in restrooms. Any misuse of towels, toilet paper, soap, defacing of restroom facilities, and the like, constitutes destruction of property. Possible consequences: Staff/student conference, loss of independent restroom privileges, supervised restroom visits, referral to the administration, fines for damages, loss of recess privileges, parent/guardian contact, parent/guardian meeting, in-school suspension, suspension.

 

Lunchroom Behavior

The lunchroom should be a safe, comfortable, inviting, and clean environment where all interactions between students and adults are respectful. They must keep their voices low while enjoying their lunch, stay seated unless given permission to move by an adult, keep their eating space clean, and practice good manners. For health reasons, children are not allowed to share food of any kind with others. Possible Consequences: Verbal warning, move to an assigned seat.

 

Playground/Recess Behavior

Safety is our number one concern on the playground and at recess time. Students must play in designated areas and must use all play equipment appropriately. No contact sports or rough housing are permitted. Students are not allowed on the playground without staff/faculty supervision. Possible Consequences: Verbal warning, recess privileges contained to an assigned area, staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

 

Fighting/Physical Aggression

Students are not to participate in any form of physical confrontation. This includes, but is not limited to: play fighting, pushing, wrestling, hitting, punching, shoving, kicking, slapping, spitting or throwing harmful objects, etc. involving two or more people. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, removal from situation, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

 

Physical Attack on Staff or Fellow Student

This includes any physical contact (hitting, touching angrily, pushing, shoving, kicking, biting, etc.,) in an aggressive manner with the intent to do harm. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, in- school suspension, suspension, referral to law enforcement, recommendation for expulsion.

 

Cheating or Plagiarism

This is defined as using the work of others as your own. Possible Consequence: Staff/student conference, no credit for the work, referral to the administration, parent/guardian notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension.

 

Inappropriate Use of the Computer Systems

Student computer privilege is to be used for educational purposes only. Anything outside of educational purposes is defined as accessing or using inappropriate materials including copying or transferring copyrighted materials and software without permission, sharing access to one’s personal account, using unauthorized e-mail such as chain letter advertising, instant messaging and chat rooms, cyber bullying, or tampering with any files of another student or staff member.

 

Possible Consequences

Staff/student conference, parent notification, referral to the administration, loss of recess privileges, parent/guardian meeting, in-school suspension, suspension, recommendation for expulsion, referral to law enforcement.

 

Theft/Burglary

This is taking something, which does not belong to you. Students must demonstrate a respect for the property of others. Any found articles must be returned to the office or the rightful owner. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, return or replace the value of the item taken, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension, referral to law enforcement, full restitution.

 

Destruction of Property/Vandalism

This includes breaking, damaging or defacing school or private property, including graffiti. This also includes misuse of materials or equipment that results in damage to school or personal property. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension, restitution, recommendation for expulsion, referral to law enforcement.

 

Weapons

This is unauthorized storing, possessing, or carrying firearms, knives, or any other object (including look-alike or pretend weapons), which could be used as a weapon. This is a very serious offense and is strictly prohibited. Possible Consequences: Staff/student conference, confiscation of weapon, referral to the administration, parent notification, parent/guardian meeting, return or replace the value of the item taken, loss of recess privileges, in-school suspension, suspension, referral to law enforcement, recommendation for expulsion.

 

Student Searches

At the IBCK Educational Center, we do not search student ourselves. However, our policy with student searches is as follows:

1. A member of the Board of Directors, with another school faculty/staff member present, asks the student to empty his/her pockets, backpack and/or remove shoes and socks. If the student is unwilling to do so, the Board of Directors member will contact the parent/guardian.

2. If the student is still unwilling to do so, after having spoken with the parent/guardian, the student may be removed from the school until further notice from the Board of Directors.

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