- PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support
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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS)
Orchard Hills student expectations are designed to promote student safety and develop traits of success. A student develops a positive self-image by making appropriate choices. Accepting responsibility for inappropriate choices is an integral part of the learning process. Guidelines at Orchard Hills are simple, fair, and specific with clearly defined rewards and consequences.
At Orchard Hills School all students will...
“Every human being, of whatever origin, of whatever station, deserves respect. We must each respect others even as we respect ourselves.” – Ulysses S. Grant
“The price of greatness is responsibility” – Winston Churchill
“One is too small a number to achieve greatness.” – John Maxwell
Know Their Strengths
“What can you be “the best in the world at?” – Jim Collins
“Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands” – Jeff Cooper
so that together we will soar to success!
- No gum on campus
- No aerosol containers: Axe body spray, deodorant, etc.
- No electronic gaming devices, MP3 players, cameras
- Cells phones should be off and in one’s backpack during the school day.
- Keep hands, feet, and body to oneself. This includes hugging and displays of affection.
- No games (just playing around) or activities that involve hitting, pushing, kicking, striking, grabbing or inappropriate displays of affection. (kissing, hand holding, hugging, and touching)
- Know and follow individual classroom rules.
- No inappropriate language, no name calling, and no “put-downs,” or gossip.
- No bullying or harassing other students.
- Respect the rights and belongings of self and others.
- Remain on campus at all times during school hours.
- No laser light pens.
- No rollerblades, skateboards, or scooters on campus.
- FALSE FIRE ALARM--It is against the California Penal Code to falsely pull a fire alarm. Students who pull the fire alarm will be charged with the appropriate fine/offense.
- Students may not be in possession of Sharpie Pens or White Out at school. These items are not necessary in any class setting.
Snack and Lunch Rules:
- Walk to the eating area.
- Wait in lunch lines in a single file line.
- Eat food only in the designated areas.
- Place trash in trash containers.
- Respect the cafeteria staff.
- Walk to the next class when the bell rings.
- Use only your own electronic pin number to access money in established accounts.
- Walking the hallways or hanging out by classrooms is prohibited.
- Students are responsible for the locker that they are assigned at the beginning of the school year.
- Don’t leave your backpack and other personal items unattended. You are responsible for your belongings.
Consequences for violating school rules include, but are not limited to, the following…
Students that make poor choices regarding minor disciplinary incidents, determined by administration, may be given at the discretion of administration the opportunity to complete Lunch Detention or Campus Beautification. This may consist of helping to clear campus of trash, helping set up or clean up campus events, helping the plant manager complete minor beautification projects, etc. Lunch Detention may be assigned for any student receiving a minor or major referral which include, but are not limited to, lack of dress code compliance, being in an unauthorized area, being in the halls past the three minute bell, running, not picking up one’s own trash, disruptions during break or lunch, or other infractions determined by administration.
Students that earn Administrative Detention for making poor choices have five school days from the date the detention was issued to complete their consequence. Students may serve detention after school any day it is offered within the five school days. Detentions are typically Monday through Thursday from 2:35 PM – 3:05 PM. It is the student’s responsibility to complete their detention on time, or to request an extension for excused reasons only from the Assistant Principal’s Secretary, prior to the deadline. As a courtesy and best practice, Orchard Hills will communicate with the student’s parent(s) / guardian(s) via phone or via a letter. All Administrative disciplinary letters will be sent to the address of record and through the student. Students failing to complete their detentions on time may be subject to being assigned additional detentions, On Campus Suspension, Home Suspension, or other disciplinary consequence for Defiance of Authority. Students with outstanding detention time may not participate in extra-curricular activities and student privileges including but not limited to sports, dances, ASB activities, field trips, end of the year privileges, etc.
Students who violate EC 48900 may earn On Campus Suspension in lieu of Home Suspension at the discretion of Administration. Students that qualify for On Campus Suspension may be allowed the opportunity to complete their suspension in the office. Students serving On Campus Suspension will be allowed to complete school assignments. Student serving On Campus Suspension are to report to the office at 7:30 AM on the first day of their On Campus Suspension with their textbooks, assignments, and reading book(s). Students serving On Campus Suspension must not talk to other students in the office or be disruptive in any way. Upon successful completion of their suspension in the office, their record will not reflect a formalized Home Suspension.
Students who violate EC 48900 may earn Saturday School. Students may be assigned Saturday School based on the severity of the incident, the student’s prior discipline incidents, response to interventions, and/or citizenship.
Students who violate EC 48900 may earn Home Suspension. Students may be suspended for one to five days based on the severity of the incident, the student’s prior disciplinary incidents, response to previous interventions, and the student’s citizenship. Students that are suspended from school may not return to any campus or school owned property located within the Tustin Unified School District during school or non-school hours, and on school or non-school days, including school activities, during the length of the suspension. While on suspension students may not loiter on public streets without adult supervision during regular school hours (7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.). Failure to abide by these rules is a violation of law which can be punished by arrest and/or incarceration in the Orange County Juvenile Hall or other appropriate law enforcement facility (California Penal Code, Sections 626.2, 626.4 and 653-g.). Teachers must be notified for a period of three years of all students suspended from school that are in their classes.
PBIS PRIZE & STORE INFORMATION
Students will have the opportunity to earn OH Tickets for following the school rules. Students may cash in their tickets for various prizes throughout the year at the PBIS Store (located at the Snack Bar) from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on the following dates in 2017:
The Middle School Course Catalog has been prepared to provide students and parents information regarding the required course of study and elective course offerings available in the Tustin Unified School District’s middle schools. The information contained in this publication should be reviewed and discussed as plans are formed for the student’s 6th, 7th, and 8th grade academic program.
The middle school program represents a very important phase in a student’s educational experience. The goals of the instructional program are to assist students in making the transition from elementary school to high school curriculum. Skills in reading, writing, literature, mathematics, history/social science, and science are further developed in the required course sequence. Elective courses such as foreign language, art, music, industrial arts, and home economics serve to broaden the student’s educational background. Both required and elective courses are described for each course in this catalog.
Beginning with the 2005-06 school year, students are required to pass a high school exit examination in language arts and mathematics to receive a diploma. Preparation for this exam begins in middle school.
Courses in this catalog represent all possible offerings in the Tustin Unified School District. Consult with your middle school guidance department for specific courses being offered at your site. Should you have questions or need additional information, please contact your school’s principal or counselor.