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Disciplinary Guidelines
We believe that the best kind of discipline is self-discipline, one that comes from within rather than that which is imposed. We believe that discipline is best when it is preventative rather than punitive. In working with children, the staff will use those means that will promote and build good attitudes and respect for others.
 
Types of Consequences
Whenever a student violates school rules and shows disregard for their importance, school personnel will institute the consequences or disciplinary actions. The following will be considered:
 
  1. Students will be counseled in addition to any consequence.
  2. The severity of the infraction will be taken into consideration in determining the specific consequence. For example, a mild infraction may be handled with a reprimand and warning, while other infractions may warrant notification to the parents.
  3. The number of times the offense has been repeated will be taken into account in determining the specific consequence. Progressive discipline will be used for repeat offenders.
  4. Whenever possible, behavior improvement plans will include natural or logical consequences of behavior, e.g. loss of “free-time” privileges etc.
  5. The classroom teacher will refer a student to the administration when efforts to help the student have not altered the offending behavior or when the severity of the offense requires disciplinary measures beyond the classroom.

 

General School Rules
  • Be punctual, report to school and class on time. School begins at 8:00 a.m. If a student arrives in school after 8:00 he/she needs to report to the office to receive an admit/tardy slip. Students are discouraged from coming to school prior to 7:30 a.m. because of lack of adult supervision. Students purchasing breakfast are allowed in the cafeteria at 7:15 am.
  • Strive to be present every school day. In case of absence, parents should call the school in the morning of the absence and notify the teacher in writing upon the student’s return to school. 
  • Respect each other at all times. Disagreements will be settled by discussing the problem and seeking a solution that is fair to all concerned. 
  • Buildings and the campus will be kept clean and neat. Do not deface or damage school property. Students who vandalize the school property will make restitution. 
  • Maintain order when moving to different areas. Do not run; running is a frequent cause of injuries.
  • The following are not allowed in school unless prior permission is granted by the school staff:
    • radios, cell phones, pagers and other electrical equipment
    • yoyos, darts, sling shots, and other potentially dangerous toys
    • pets
    • skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades, razors
    • valuables, extra money, computer games, items of sentimental value
    • fireworks, matches
    • weapons or expensive toys
    • gum 
  • Remain within school boundaries at all times. Students leaving the campus must have a Student Pass and must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. (Leaving campus without consent is a Class C offense, prohibited by DOE Rules).
  • Avoid using abusive or profane language and gestures. (Disorderly Conduct, a Class B offense)
  • Do not climb trees, gates, railings, fences, and the school buildings.
  • Respect the property rights of others.
  • Leave the premises immediately after school duties/responsibilities are completed.
  • Buying/selling of personal items and trading are not allowed.
 
Basic Classroom Rules
  1. Be in your assigned seat/location, ready to work when the school bell rings.
  2. Bring paper, pencils, books and all necessary supplies everyday.
  3. Keep hands, feet, body, objects to yourself (HFBO).
  4. Follow Directions
  5. Respect others. Swearing, rude gestures, cruel teasing or put-downs are prohibited. 
 
Student Code of Conduct

 

REGULAR ATTENDANCE

Students are expected to attend school regularly and to attend all classes.

 

PUNCTUALITY

Students are expected to be on time for school and classes.

 

WORK HABITS

Students are expected to be prepared for and to participate in each class to meet performance standards, to have the necessary class materials, to complete classwork and homework accurately and on time, and to prepare for quizzes, tests and examinations.

 

RESPECT FOR SELF AND OTHERS

Students are expected to be honest, behave with dignity and treat others with respect and courtesy. Behavior of the individual should not interfere with the rights of others. This includes the use of appropriate language, actions and attire. Students are expected not to harass others verbally and physically. Students are expected to come to school free from the influence of tobacco products, alcohol or drugs. Students are expected not to use or possess such substances.

 

RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY

Students are expected to comply with all school rules and to obey all laws. Students are expected to respond in a respectful manner to all adults while under the jurisdiction of the school and while participating in school-sponsored activities.

 

RESPECT FOR PROPERTY

Students are expected to treat all property belonging to the school and to others with care.

 

FREEDOM FROM FEAR

Students are expected to contribute to a safe school environment free from fear. Acts of violence, weapons and contraband are never acceptable.

Contact Info
Feel free to contact us on any queries related to admission or concerned parents can get updates on their kids.
  • Shermount Public School , Erumely P.O Kottayam
  • (04828) 212171
  • admin@shermount.com