KAIMUKI MIDDLE SCHOOL BEHAVIOR PROGRAM (Updated/Effective 09-01-16)
The KMS Behavior Program sets forth common expectations and consequences. This program enables us to:
- Challenge and strengthen students to display appropriate behavior
- Be mindful of students’ academic, emotional, social and physical needs
- Ensure the primacy of learning in each of our classrooms
- Follow the 4Rs: Respect, Responsibility, Resiliency, Relationships
- Be on time to class
- Have appropriate and necessary supplies for learning
- Engage in classroom behavior that does not interfere with instruction and learning
- Follow teacher directions
- No eating and drinking in class, only with teacher permission
- Bringing/chewing gum on campus is prohibited
- Warning issued
- Correction and conference with student
- Demerit assigned (Tier 1 or Tier 2)
- Counseled by teacher, counselor, and parent notified.
- Referral issued for the following: (1) Not clearing late demerit with teacher; OR (2) Severity/persistence of misbehavior
- Students are still responsible to clear demerit(s) with the teacher if referral is written
- Referral consequences may include but not limited to: Detention (Recess, Lunch, or After School), In-School Suspension
- Loss of privilege to attend monthly Team Recognition
- Loss of privilege to attend Quarterly SAC Recognition
Demerits may be issued for the following:
Tier 1 - Behavior that interferes with instruction/learning, which include but are not limited to: Tardy to class, not prepared for class, eating and drinking in class without teacher permission, chewing gum.
•Tier 1 Demerits = 15 minutes with the teacher; One Demerit added to the monthly/quarterly total.
Tier 2 - Not attending to teacher directive and/or inappropriate behavior, insubordination, repeated misconduct and/or severe misconduct.
•Tier 2 Demerits = 15 minutes with the teacher; Two Demerits added to the monthly/quarterly total.
Students are expected to remove all assigned demerits within 3 calendar days and make prior arrangement with teacher. Time spent with the teacher may include classroom/campus service, student/teacher counseling, or other teacher directive. However, if a student receives demerits in the last week of the tracking period, those demerits must be worked off before the end of the tracking period. For example, if a student received a demerit on Tuesday and the tracking period ends on Wednesday, the student must remove the demerit by Wednesday.
- Students begin each tracking period (monthly/quarterly) with a demerit count of zero.
- Students can still attend a monthly recognition activity planned by the Teams if the student has kept his/her demerit total for the tracking period to no more than 5 demerits and cleared all assigned demerits on time.
Students can still attend a quarterly recognition activity planned by the Student Council if the student has kept his/her demerit total for the tracking period to no more than 10 demerits and cleared all demerits without receiving a referral. (Updated December 2016)
Students who receive even ONE day of In-School and/or Out-of-School Suspension will NOT be able to attend the monthly and quarterly recognition activity.
KMS Recognition Program
The KMS Recognition Program acknowledges students for meeting our school/classroom expectations by the attendance or participation in Team Recognition Events/ Activities, along with Quarterly Schoolwide Recognition Events/ Activities. This program enables us to:
- Utilize a caring, positive approach consistent with a place with heart
Monthly Team Recognitions (Teams Responsible) shall take place during Mid-Day Homeroom period. Quarterly Schoolwide Recognitions (SAC Responsible) shall take place shortly after the recognition period or near the end of the recognition period (Quarter 4).
Team Recognitions may include:
- Extra credit course points
- Field play, special treats, refreshments
- Talent Show, school dance, concert
- Games, sports activities