- Depending on the severity of the behavior the Sage Canyon staff and administration may determine an alternative yet appropriate and logical consequence.
- You break it, you fix it-if a child continues to be disruptive, hurts another’s feelings, or damages something, s/he will be expected to repair the damage. Some examples of reparative action include; sincere written and verbal apologies, helping with an activity, working to replace damaged items, or an alternative apology of action as determined by the student and staff.
While Sage Canyon hopes that all problems can be resolved using the logical consequences. There are some behaviors that may require immediate referral to school administration. Examples include:
- Harassment and bullying
- Physical/ Verbal aggression
- Dangerous defiance
- Possession of drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or weapons
A pupil may be suspended or expelled from school for certain acts defined by State of California Education Code 48900(p)and DMUSD Board Policy 5144. The principal may use her discretion to provide alternatives to suspension for a student subject to discipline under State of California Education Code 48900(r).
During the school year, your child may come home and talk to you about classroom lessons and activities related to bullying, bully-blocking, and friendship. School-wide, all Sage Canyon staff deliver an anti-bullying curriculum as a part of our ongoing classroom social skills and character education program. All students learn age appropriate skills and tools they can use to deal with bullying, problem solving, and making friends. At Sage Canyon, bullying is defined as:
Bullying is one-sided, intentional, and repeated.
Bullying is when someone purposely hurts, frightens, or threatens someone else.
Bullying is when someone purposely leaves out, ridicules, spreads rumors, or makes offensive comments to someone else.