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 VIOLATION: Dress code supports equitable educational access for all and does not reinforce stereotypes. The school shall enforce dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppress a group based on race, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size.

    Note: See Freedom of Expression section

    Accomplishes the following goals:

    • All students should be able to successfully access education in an equitable manner.
    • Maintains a safe learning environment in classes where specific clothing is needed (PE, Lab Science).
    • Allow students to wear clothing of their choice.
    • Allow students to wear religious attire.
    • Prevent students from wearing clothing that references alcohol, drugs, related paraphernalia or illegal activities/conduct.
    • Prevent students from wearing clothing with offensive language or hate speech, pornography or profanity.
    • Prevent students from wearing clothing or accessories that may be reasonably construed as lewd, racist, and obscene or containing fighting words, incites lawless action and /or threatens others. 
    Certain body parts covered for all students at all times: Clothing that covers genitals, buttocks, breasts covered with opaque fabric.

    Students cannot wear:
    • Clothing depicting violent language/images
    • Images depicting drugs/alcohol or paraphernalia
    • Bulletproof vests
    • Hate speech, profanity, pornography
    • Images/language that is hostile/intimidating
    • Clothing that reveals visible garments
    • Accessories that could be considered dangerous
    • Any time that obscures the face
    • Bandanas

    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.