Student Conduct/Behavior Expectations

  • Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS)

    The vision of Yelm Community Schools is to prepare ALL students for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a service delivery framework focused on prevention and problem solving for all students. An integrated MTSS connects all of the academic and non-academic interventions, supports, and services available in schools and communities to support instruction and eliminate barriers to learning and teaching. Within an MTSS framework, multiple levels of instruction, assessment, and intervention are designed to meet the academic and non-academic needs of ALL students.

    Essential Components of an MTSS Framework

    • Core Instruction and Tiered Continuum of Evidence-based Interventions and Supports (Tier I, II, III)
    • Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring
    • Data-based Decision Making
    • Family Engagement and Community Partnerships
    • Creating and maintaining the infrastructure to support an integrated MTSS Framework

    Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

    A person is being bullied when he/she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more persons.  Negative action is when a person intentionally inflicts injury or discomfort upon another person, through physical contact, words or in other ways.

    Note that bullying is both overt and covert behaviors

    • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property,
    • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education,
    • Is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
    • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

    Harassment, Intimidation and Bully – Policy 3207
    Sexual Harassment of Students – Policy 3205


    Discipline procedures will follow district policies. 

    Student Conduct – Policy 3240
    Classroom Management, Discipline & Corrective Action – Policy 3241
    Exceptional Misconduct – Policy 3241
    Student Sexual Harassment – Policy 3205
    Use of Tobacco and Nicotine Products & Delivery Devices – Policy 4215

    District Policies are available in the Student Rights & Responsibility Handbook


    A student who willfully performs any act, which interferes with, or is detrimental to the orderly operations of a school, a school sponsored activity or any other aspect of the educational process within the district shall be subject to discipline.


    Cheating:  As defined by Webster’s Random House College Dictionary ©1998 “to take an examination in a dishonest way, as by having improper access to answers.”  At YMS this will include assignments as well as examinations.
    Examples of Cheating:  Copying homework, looking at another’s test, quiz or class work, letting someone look at a test, quiz or class work, using other secretive methods
    of giving or receiving answers for tests, quizzes or assignments.
    Consequences for Acts of Cheating/Plagiarism:  Any acts of cheating or plagiarism will result in disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to: loss of credit on work, parent/guardian contact, loss of honor level points, detention, etc.


    Public displays of affection, including hand-holding, hugging, and kissing are inappropriate at school.  Students are expected to exercise self-control and respect for the reputation of others.  Failing to respect this policy may result in discipline.