Discipline: Process

  • DISCIPLINE: PROCESS AND DEFINITIONS: 1.5 and 1.6 on TFI Link to District Policies

    GOAL: Definitions and procedures for managing problems are clearly defined, documented, trained; Documentation includes and emphasizes proactive approaches. 


    Underlying belief: “Every day is a new day.”

    Step 1: Redirection: Re-Engagement strategies used by school staff: Utilization of positive reinforcement, social/emotional check-in, proximity. 
    Step 2: Intervention: Call home, call Case Manager/504 Coordinator, Re-Teach Behavior, Hallway Conversation: Reflective/Root Cause Conversation, Documentation
    Step 3: Intervention(s): Continuation of Interventions from Step 2, additional: Collaboration with Teachers/Counselor, Partner/Buddy Classroom, Documentation. 
    Step 4: Office Referral 


    Step 1: Admin Investigation: Fact gathering, collaboration with Case Manager/504 Coordinator, identification of documented interventions, discussion with appropriate staff/students. 
    Step 2: Student/Admin Conference
    Step 3: Parent/Guardian Call
    Step 4: Intervention/Response: Restorative plan, Behavior Plan/Contract, Parent/Guardian Meeting, Referral to Outside Agency, Threat Assessment/Safety Plan
    Step 5: Re-Entry Plan/Conference with Teacher(s) if applicable (YEA CBA, Section L)

Discipline: Minor Behaviors/Definitions

  • ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Taking possession of another’s work/ideas; presenting them as your own.

    • Plagiarism: Representing another's work as your own; submitting falsified information.
    • Forgery: In Major category
    • Cheating: Using/accessing unauthorized information/material for use on formative or summative work.

    Note: Students must obey the reasonable instructions of school personnel; this includes identifying themselves to ALL school personnel upon request. Students are required to be forthcoming and honest when questioned about behavior and attendance.

    DISRESPECT: Language/action intended to negatively impact/insult another person.

    • Specifically directed at another
    • Compromises integrity of classroom 

    DISRUPTION: Others impacted by the behavior of one or some; can progress to Major Offense if deemed a Safety Risk.

    DRESS CODE:  In order to facilitate learning for all students, YCS requires that student dress and appearance follow health and safety standards and not cause disruption to the learning environment.  Students who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to change their clothing, cover up and/or contact home if necessary.

    Head:  K-8 students must remove all headwear while in the building.  Headwear includes hats, hoods, bandanas and head wraps.  (Exceptions will be made for medical, religious and other approved reasons.)

    Torso:  Clothing must cover stomachs, backs, shoulders, chests and undergarments.

    Legs:  Shorts, skirts and dresses must be longer than mid-thigh and cover undergarments.

    Feet:  Footwear must be worn at all times appropriate to the activity.  Strapless shoes and high heels are discouraged for safety.

    Prohibited Clothing:  Any that promotes drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, is sexually suggestive, displays inappropriate pictures or writing or worn in a manner identified as gang-related is prohibited.  Jewelry that can pose safety hazards is prohibited.

    Exceptions:  Dress code standards may be made for PE or school activities.

    Excessive Tardiness: Entering the class after the designated starting time 5X in one quarter (see Attendance section).

    Physical Contact Minor: Physical interaction that contributes to an unsafe situation.

    Technology Violation: Use of technology not related to teacher-directed activity.  NO CELL PHONE USE DURING CLASS PERIODS unless directed by instructor, i.e.. etc. take picture of information, take survey, Board Policy 3245

    Note: The School accepts no responsibility for damaged, lost or stolen electronic devices. 

Discipline: Major Behavior/Definitions

  • DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Possession, use, intent to transmit, purchase, solicitation of: narcotics, other illegal drugs; over the counter/prescription medication without approval; drug paraphernalia, intoxicants or other controlled substances.

    FIGHT: A physical altercation occurring between two or more persons (OSPI). A physical act that involves/impacts/directed toward another student in the school environment.

    Harassment, intimidation, or bullying means any intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated because of his or her perception of the victim's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or mental, physical, sensory handicap or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional electronic, written, verbal, or physical act: (a) Physically harms a student or damages the student's property, or (b) Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education, or (c) Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment, or (d) Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school (from OSPI)

    Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying--Policy 3207
    Sexual Harassment of Students--Policy 3205

    THREATS OF HARM:  Directed intentionally at another person either verbally, in writing, via technology, or physically (including posturing or gestures) (OSPI). Threats of harm can also include harm to oneself.

    • Directed intentionally at another being either verbally or physically (include posturing or gestures)
    • Tiered system approach
    • Intervention might include Threat Assessment/Safety Plan

    TOBACCO/VAPE: Use of tobacco or tobacco related substances is not allowed. Tobacco products and delivery devices include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, snuff, smoking tobacco, smokeless tobacco, nicotine, electronic smoking/vapor devices and vapor products, non-prescribed inhalers, nicotine delivery devices, or chemicals that are not FDA approved.

    WEAPONS: Dangerous weapons include but are not limited to firearms, sling shots, sand clubs, metal knuckles, daggers, dirks, spring blade knives, nun-chu-ka sticks, throwing stars, air guns, stun guns, and devices intended to injure a person by an electric shock (OSPI).

    THEFT/FORGERY: The action ad crime of stealing. Any misrepresentation by a student of themselves through forged signature, falsified documents, inaccurately represented or stolen documents, either physical or electronic in connection with YHS.

    SAFETY DISRUPTION: Aggression or perceived aggression toward a target with/out use of a weapon that causes considerable fear or disruption to activity.

    CRIMINAL ACTS: Committing any crime against Washington State law is strictly prohibited.

    VANDALISM: Intentional/neglectful damage to school/district property.