We have a strong belief in our positive approach to behavior. We treat our students as creative, independent, and thoughtful individuals trusting them to act responsibly.
An effective discipline program is essential in the teaching and learning process. USP offers an educational environment in which children can comfortably learn and develop. The staff is committed to teaching and reinforcing appropriate student behavior. Camaraderie, respect, and problem-solving strategies are practiced by all staff members and students. Students are encouraged to consistently follow school rules of conduct, set a positive example for others, and always be conscious of how their behavior affects others.
Together, our goal at USP is to ensure that each student achieves success. We believe that parents play a fundamental role in helping our students achieve expectations, both academic and behavioral. The primary role of parents in school discipline is to continually show interest in and support for their children at school.
Students are expected to follow the USP Code of Conduct, with the ultimate goal of providing a positive learning climate. Our disciplinary approach is rooted in the USP golden rules. We expect from our students: camaraderie, responsibility, compassion, communication and courage.
EXPECTATIONS FOR COMMON AREAS
Students are expected to follow these behavior at school and school activities and functions:
Stay in my area.
Eat my food.
Help keep the cafeteria clean.
Stay in line.
Try my best.
Accept when others win.
Wear my uniform with pride and confidence.
Give others privacy.
Keep my hands to myself.
Support my teammates
Clean up my area.
Use recycling rules to dispose of food.
Leave on time.
Follow the schedule
Carry a hall pass.
Go straight to my destination.
Observe class rules
Complete my assigned learning activities
Use equipment correctly
Enter the area safely
Wear the correct school uniform and colors
Take pride in my appearance
Wear my uniform each day
Wash my hands
Use the toilet and/or urinal correctly
Flush the toilet
Keep the bathroom clean
Participate when asked
Focus on the presentation
Help my teammates in group sports and activities.
Speak kind words
Appreciate the hard work of others and maintain the area clean
Use positive words
Use kind words
Help my fellow students to wear the uniform properly
Call a teacher or administrator if another student needs help
Use kind words
Show good sportsmanship
Generally, classroom teachers administer discipline, but when the situation warrants, the academic director becomes involved. Parents are not necessarily called on the first problem, as students are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions and to learn to meet the rules and expectations of the school.
We believe each student has the final responsibility for the consequences of his/her behavior. If your child exhibits unacceptable behavior at school, you may be asked to help us. With your cooperation and help, we can provide a positive, productive, and safe learning environment for your child.
Our Code of Conduct is designed with enough flexibility so that teachers can exercise judgment which is within the scope of the Code, their classroom behavior management system, the student’s personal behavior monitoring system, or any behaviors in relation to off-campus activities.
LEVEL ONE INFRACTION
Refer to minor misbehavior on the part of the student that disrupts orderly classroom procedures or school operations. These infractions will be addressed by the appropriate school personnel as well as contacting parents/guardians. Administrative action will typically not occur with these misbehaviors.
LEVEL TWO INFRACTION
Misbehavior that is frequent or serious enough that it disrupts the learning climate of the school and/or endangers the health or safety of others. These infractions, which usually result from the continuation of Level One incidents require the intervention of administrative personnel because the prior consequences have failed to modify the behavior. Also included in this level are misbehaviors which do not represent a direct threat to the health and safety of others, but whose educational consequences once again require a corrective action on the part of administrative personnel.
LEVEL THREE INFRACTION
Acts that are frequent or serious in nature that disrupts the learning environment of the school or acts that pose a threat or danger to the health, safety, or welfare of others in the school. These acts will require administrative actions which could result in the immediate removal of the student from the school and possible intervention of other external agencies and/or authorities.
As stated in the school contract, (Clause 7) parents will be responsible for any damages to the school property (intentional or not) and for other costs associated as a result of the students actions.