Loomis Grammar School's reputation is reflected by students’ behavior in the classroom, on the playground, in assemblies, at athletic events, and on field trips. The Loomis Grammar School Expectations, presented as "The Falcon Way," were developed to serve as a general guide for students to maintain high standards of behavior.
The school-wide behavior plan is carefully designed to protect all children and to establish an orderly learning environment for all students. The school staff will teach and encourage appropriate behavior and will assist each student in correcting inappropriate behavior. Parents can assist by reviewing the behavior expectations (included in the Falcon Way Matrix below) and by supporting school personnel should a behavior problem arise.
The management of each individual classroom is the responsibility of the classroom teacher. It is the teacher’s responsibility to insure that the classroom environment is conducive to learning. The specific details of how this is to be managed are left to the professional judgment of the teacher. There are several broad guidelines that the teachers are to follow:
- All classroom rules need to be posted in the room.
- At the first of the year teachers will review classroom rules and procedures. Additionally, teachers will regularly review the classroom rules and procedures throughout the year.
- The teacher is to inform the student and notify the parent if the student is having persistent behavior problems in class.
- Extreme disruptions could result in an immediate office referral without parent notification.
- The classroom teacher will handle routine discipline issues through their classroom management system and, when needed, seek the support of the administrative staff.
All school rules apply to students on their way to school, while at school, on the way home from school, and at school events, even if not during the regular school day.
Positive Behavior Recognition
The Loomis Grammar School community recognizes that people usually choose to engage in positive behavior, and avoid misconduct, when positive behavior is recognized, appreciated, and rewarded. For these reasons, staff, parents, and other students will be encouraged to recognize, appreciate, and reward appropriate behavior. Below is a limited list of the positive reinforcements that will be used by the staff on a frequent basis:
Verbal praise and recognition given directly to the student
Verbal praise and recognition of a student to others in the student’s presence
Special classroom and school privileges and responsibilities
Special notes and postcards to students and/or their parents
A student can be suspended and/or recommended for expulsion as defined by Education Code 48900.
A pupil may be suspended or expelled under 48900 if an offence occurs during any of the following times:
- while on school grounds.
- while going to or coming from school.
- during the lunch period whether on or off the campus.
- during, while going to, or when coming from, a school sponsored activity.
Harassment (Board Policy 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11, 5131.2 & 5145.7)
Sexual harassment or harassment for any reason (based upon race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, or disability) will not be tolerated. This includes all forms of electronic communication. Any individual (employee, supervisor, or student) engaging in this type of harassment will face progressively severe disciplinary action.
LUSD is committed to providing a safe and positive school climate. Staff and students will participate in prevention education including but not limited to: review of school/classroom policies, assemblies, character education and recognizing and reporting harassment.