The goal of detention is to provide an opportunity for students to reflect on recent behavior and make improvements in the classroom.
In the event of a student earning a lunch/recess detention, the student will have an opportunity to reflect on his/her behavior during lunch and/ or recess. During this time, the student will complete an assignment given and bring it home for the parent/guardian to sign and return the next day. If the assignment is not turned in the next day, the student will receive a call home informing of the detention and the given assignment.
Expectations for behavior during lunch/ recess detention:
- Sit quietly (talking or creating any other noises that disrupt the environment may result in additional detentions/ community service (i.e. cleaning cafeteria, sweeping etc.), parent meeting, and/or out of school suspension).
- Complete assignment in the time given (the assignment will be a written self-reflection sheet that focuses on character traits). The assignment will be taken home for a parent/guardian to sign and returned to the classroom teacher the next day.
Consequences multiple detentions:
Students who earn multiple detentions in a short period of time are not taking their education seriously. For students who earn multiple detentions (2-3 per week), a parent meeting will be required to create a plan with the student to improve behaviors in the classroom. If behaviors do not improve, after school detention or Saturday school with required parent attendance may need to be added.”