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ELEMENTARY DIVISION

SCHOOL DAY

Early Bell 7:55 a.m.
School Bell 8:05 a.m.
Dismissal 3:10 p.m.

 

CURRICULUM

The Administration and faculty plan the curriculum using the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic, with special emphasis upon phonetic reading, for the essential basis of all educational progress. There is a relationship between discipline in a school and the quality of education offered by the school; therefore, the school maintains high scholastic and discipline standards in a formal atmosphere which is synonymous with quiet lines and halls and controlled behavior.

AWARDS

The purpose of awards is to encourage and promote excellence in academics and character.  Note: some awards are only given when there is a qualified recipient.

Elementary Principal’s List: All grades must be an A or a S

Elementary Honor Roll: All grades must be a B or above or S

Academic Excellence Medallion: Given at the end of the school year to the student who has the highest overall grade average for his grade level (grades 1-12).  The grade average must be 3.0 or above.

President’s Award for Education Excellence: Given at the end of the school year to students in grades six (for 1st-6th grades), eight (for 7th-8th grades) and twelve (for 9th-12th grades) who have earned a grade average of A-or above through their current grade level and who have achieved 85 percentile or higher in math or reading on Standardized Achievement Tests or who have been recommended by a teacher and one other staff member.

Citizenship Medallion: Given at the end of the year to the student who exemplifies the following criteria at his grade level (grades 1-12): courteous, grateful, industrious, compassionate, dependable, honest, loyal, cooperative, teachable, obedient, respectful.

SECONDARY DIVISION

SCHOOL DAY

Early Bell 7:55 a.m.
School Bell 8:05 a.m.
Dismissal 3:10 p.m.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Students who receive an F on their report card in any subject will be placed on Academic Support and will lose the privilege of participating in all extra-curricular activities (athletic teams, drama teams, Fine Arts Competitions, etc.) until the mid-term Progress Reports come out. If the grades improve, the student is removed from Academic Support; if not, the student remains on Academic Support until the end of that quarter. If a student remains on Academic Support for two consecutive quarters, that student shall be evaluated to determine whether the school program is suited to the needs of this student. See also Extra-Curricular Activities (page 33) and Discipline Policy, Our Practice (page 43).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

To be awarded the Faith Baptist School Diploma, a student shall have earned a minimum of 25 credits (for those entering grade nine in 2004 and after) at the completion of grades 9 -12. Students shall also meet the specified core credit requirements listed below. At least 4 of these credits shall be earned after the completion of grade 11.

A unit of credit by definition is 120 clock hours of classroom work and/or instruction pertinent to one specific subject. At Faith Baptist School this is a class that meets every day of the school year for at least one 50 minute period per day. Classes that meet for one 50 minute period per week count as .2 credits, twice a week as .4 credits, etc.

To be awarded the Faith Baptist School Diploma, a student shall earn the following specified core credits as part of the 24 credit requirement:

English -four credits of organized instruction in listening and speaking, reading and literature, and written composition and use of language;

Fine Arts -one credit in visual arts, music, speech and/or drama;

Bible -four credits (Students transferring to Faith Baptist School above grade 9 will have their Bible credit requirements adjusted accordingly.);

Mathematics -three credits in which algebraic and/or geometric concepts and topics are an integral component and at least one credit with instruction in fundamental or advanced algebraic concepts and topics;

Physical Education/Health -one credit;

Science -three credits from the earth, life, or physical sciences, or all of the above, in which laboratory experiences are an integral component;

Social Studies -four credits including one credit in United States History, one credit in world history, and one credit in local, state and national government;

Technology – one credit that includes the application of knowledge, tools and skills to solve practical problems and extend human capabilities.

Language -two credits of foreign language or American Sign Language

These specific credits are in partial fulfillment for the Faith Baptist Diploma.

SENIOR TRIP—In addition to the credit requirements for graduation, each student must attend the senior spiritual emphasis week as determined by the Administrator. This is in partial fulfillment for the Faith Baptist School Diploma and is required.  See also page 6.

AWARDS
Secondary* Principal’s List: 3:95 -4.3 grade point average (GPA) and no grade less than C

Secondary High Honors: 3.5 -3.94 GPA and no grade less than C

Secondary Honors: 3.0 -3.49 GPA and no grade less than C *All graded courses are included in calculating the GPA.

Salutatorian: Given at the end of the year to the senior who has the second highest cumulative average for all four years of high school (grade nine through the third quarter of grade twelve). The GPA must be 3.0 or above for all four years.

Valedictorian: Given at the end of the year to the senior who has the highest cumulative average for all four years of high school (grade nine through the third quarter of grade twelve).  The GPA must be 3.0 or above for all four years.

Benaiah Medallion: Given, not as an award but as an invitation to a young man in the rising senior class who will commit to exemplifying loyalty to Christ and our school without regard to personal cost, demonstrated by support and encouragement to the Administration, faculty and students and evident obedience to Christ. This individual is chosen by the current holder of the Benaiah Medallion.

Permission from the Administrator is required for juniors and seniors to drop or add a course after enrollment. No course may be dropped or added after the second week of school. After this date a student dropping a course will receive a grade of F in that course. There are no refunds on class fees if the course is dropped.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Students must pass all required subjects to be eligible to participate in extra­curricular activities (athletic teams, Fine Arts activities, etc.).  Students with a 1.8 GPA or higher on the previous Report Card/Progress Report will be eligible to participate in all activities. Students who are ineligible will be re-evaluated after the next Progress Report/Report Card. Any student receiving two demerits or one detention in one week will be ineligible for one game the next week. See also Academic Support (page 31).

JUNIOR CLASS RESPONSIBILITIES

Senior Fee: During the Junior year, each junior must pay their Senior Fee (see page 6).   This fee covers the cost of their Senior Trip and is due by June 1.

Senior Graduation Reception: The juniors and their parents are responsible for providing the reception after our Senior Graduation Service. This includes planning of the reception, set-up, decorations, providing refreshments and paper products, serving during the reception and the clean-up afterwards.

SENIOR RESPONSIBILITIES

During the senior year, the student has specific responsibilities and deadlines to meet. These include, but are not limited to, ordering the required cap and gown, preparing a “Senior Page” for the yearbook, writing the required high school biography and attending the Senior Trip. A Senior “Punch List” is provided at the beginning of the school year as a means of reminder throughout the year.   See pages 6 and 31.

Elementary Grading

 

Letter Grade Numerical Equivalent
A+ 97.5 -100
A 94.5 -97.4
A- 91.5 – 94.4
B+ 88.5 -91.4
B 85.5 -88.4
B- 83.5 -85.4
C+ 80.5 -83.4
C 77.5 -80.4
C- 75.5 -77.4
D+ 72.5 -75.4
D 69.5 -72.4
D- 67.5 -69.4
F 0.0-67.4

GRADING

Report cards are issued quarterly; progress reports are sent home midway of each quarter to keep parents informed of the student’s progress and development. The following grading scale is used:

S -Satisfactory U -Unsatisfactory I -Incomplete

Secondary Grading

 

Letter Grade Numerical Equivalent Grade Points
A+ 97.5 -100 4.3
A 94.5 -97.4 4.0
A- 91.5 – 94.4 3.7
B+ 88.5 -91.4 3.3
B 85.5 -88.4 3.0
B- 83.5 -85.4 2.7
C+ 80.5 -83.4 2.3
C 77.5 -80.4 2.0
C- 75.5 -77.4 1.7
D+ 72.5 -75.4 1.3
D 69.5 -72.4 1.0
D- 67.5 -69.4 1.0
F 0.0-67.4 0.0

Report cards are issued quarterly; progress reports are sent home midway of each quarter to keep parents informed of the student’s progress and development. The following grading scale is used:

I – Incomplete  WP -Withdrawn Passing  WF -Withdrawn Failing  S -Satisfactory  U -Unsatisfactory

SCHOOL DRESS CODES

Faith Baptist School seeks to follow the guidelines established in God’s Word for His people. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (I Tim. 4:12) The Bible stresses modesty in dress (I Tim. 2:9, II Tim. 2:22) and encourages us to present our bodies as living sacrifices unto God (Rom. 12:1,2). Our dress should identify us with Christ, and not with the things of this world (I John 2:15, 16; Col. 3:16, 17; Matt. 5:16). By God’s grace, may our appearance always be glorifying and pleasing to God.

In establishing a dress code, Faith Baptist School has chosen guidelines that both meet the above standards and are clearly definable. We recognize that garments that are slightly different than our dress code allows are not necessarily unchristian. However, just as a workplace has a dress code that must be followed by those who work there, our school has a dress code which is our institutional standard for those who attend here.

Either the regular School Dress Code or the Casual Dress Code is in force for all school events. This includes normal school days, all special programs, sporting events, picnic days, festivals, field trips, graduation services, etc., on or off the school grounds, and applies to all students, whether participating or observing. The Administration reserves the right to determine what is acceptable or unacceptable in matters of appearance as they enforce the dress code.

GENERAL POLICIES

  1. Students should always be neat in their dress and unquestionably clean in their daily grooming.
  2. Students will be counseled privately about any violations. For violations that cannot be remedied at school, the parents will be contacted to bring in a change of clothing.  Student drivers may be permitted to return home for another outfit after the parent has been notified. The student will not be allowed to return to class until the dress violation has been resolved.  An unexcused absence will be issued to the student for time away from class to make necessary changes. Missed work must be made up and will receive full credit.
  3. Parents have the prime responsibility to send their students to school with correct dress and grooming. The dress code is designed to take the burden of proper dress off the shoulders of the faculty and Administration and to place it on the parents and students.
  4. The Administration reserves the right to determine if dress or appearance is not appropriate and acceptable as per the established standards.

REGULAR SCHOOL DRESS CODE

BOYS

Shirts Must

  • have a collar which turns down
  • be buttoned except for the top collar button
  • be tucked in and the belt visible 360 degrees
  • have no words or pictures except for quarter-sized (or smaller) approved logos
  • not be worn over T-shirts with visible pictures or words

Pants Must

  • be business cut pants, Bugle Boy or Docker style casual slacks or corduroy slacks
  • not be blue jeans or denim material, army fatigues, wind pants, warm-up pants, sweatpants, cargo pants or pants with a draw string at the waist; (Exception: Elementary boys may wear jean-style pants–any color but blue)
  • not have holes –not be excessively baggy or long-crotched
  • not be tight fitting or low-riding
  • have no writing except for quarter-sized (or smaller) approved logos
  • have no outside expandable pockets, front or back
  • have no flat patch pockets (except on the back)

Boys Miscellaneous

  • Footwear must attach at the toe and heel (no flip-flops or clogs) and must be neat, clean and in good repair.
  • Hooded attire, sweatshirts, and all other outdoor attire is not permitted in the classrooms (hats, jackets, outdoor vests and scarves, etc.).
  • Tattoos (temporary or permanent) are not permitted.  Writing on bodies is not permitted.
  • No body piercing is allowed.
  • Sweaters may be worn over regulation shirts. Turtleneck sweaters may be worn without a shirt.

Boys Hair Must

  • be neat and clean
  • not hang over the collar or ears
  • have sideburns no longer than the middle of the ear
  • be at least one inch above the eyebrows in the front
  • have no extreme colors or styles
  • have no designs or tufts shaved into hair
  • have no spikes
  • have no designs or tufts shaved into hair
  • have no spikes

Boys’ hair should be cut regularly before it becomes unkempt and shaggy. The student shall be responsible for maintaining his hair/shaving within the standard without the faculty or Administration having to press the issue. Should a student be requested to get a haircut, he will be issued a Hair Code Reminder and given two days to comply. If he does not comply within the specified time, demerits will be issued. Mustaches, beards or excessive peach fuzz are not allowed. Students must be clean shaven. Demerits will be issued for noncompliance. Repeat offences of the hair/shaving standard will result in multiplied demerits. Extreme styles or colors will result in immediate suspension until an acceptable style can be attained.

GIRLS

It is understood that modest styles may at times be difficult to obtain as the fashion industry has different values than we do.

Blouses Must

  • have sleeves that cover the shoulders
  • cover the back
  • be worn buttoned up (except for top collar button)
  • must have a neckline not more than three-finger widths below the collar bone
  • must not be tight or form-fitting (if in doubt, don’t wear it)
  • be long enough to stay tucked in when the arms are raised, or to overlap the skirt/pants when the arms are raised
  • must have designer ease: Pinch one inch up and down sides of the shirt without causing the material across the front and back of the shirt to be visibly taut, causing ripples in the fabric.
  • must have visible slack in the bust/stomach area; must be visibly
  • blousy: from the bust line down
  • conform to all other regulations if worn under an unbuttoned sweater or over shirt, or under a transparent blouse
  • have no writing or pictures except for quarter-sized (or smaller) approved logos  (Continued next page)
  • not reveal undergarments
  • not be a men’s-style T-shirt

Skirts Must

  • come to the bottom of the knee when sitting or standing
  • have slits sewn closed (not pinned) to the bottom of the knee
  • be hemmed (not frayed edge)
  • be secured with a pin if skirt is a wrap-style
  • have no writing or pictures except for quarter-sized (or smaller) approved logos
  • not be tight, form-fitting, low-riding or clinging
  • not reveal undergarments
  • not be inconsistently faded material
  • have no outside expandable pockets (flat pockets are acceptable)

Slacks Must

  • be of khaki style; may be of any color
  • be of a dress pant style
  • not be tight, form-fitting, low-riding or clinging
  • be hemmed (not frayed edge)
  • not be predominately made of spandex or any other material of a form-fitting nature
  • not be excessively baggy
  • not be denim
  • not have frayed edges
  • have no writing or pictures except for quarter-sized (or smaller) approved logos
  • not be tight, form-fitting, low-riding or clinging
  • not reveal undergarments
  • not be inconsistently faded material
  • have no outside expandable pockets (flat pockets are acceptable)

Girls Miscellaneous

  • Hair must be clean and neat with no extreme styles or coloring
  • Footwear must attach at the toe and heel (no flip-flops or clogs) and must be neat, clean and in good repair.
  • Excessive make-up is not permitted.  Black lipstick and nail polish is considered excessive. (Exception: Elementary girls may not wear make-up to school.)
  • Tattoos (permanent or temporary) are not permitted. Writing on bodies is not permitted.
  • Hooded attire, sweatshirts, and all other outdoor attire is not permitted in the classrooms (hats, jackets, outdoor vests and scarves, etc.).
  • Girls may wear up to two pairs of matching earrings in the lower lobe of the ear.  No other body piercing is allowed. Earrings may not be excessive; no bars or gauges are permitted.
CASUAL DRESS CODE

Casual clothes are permitted for some activities and events at Faith Baptist School.  These times will always be announced.

Shirts (Sweatshirts, T-shirts, etc., are permissible)

  • must be loose-fitting
  • must not reveal undergarments
  • must be long enough to overlap the slacks (and show no skin) even when the student is active
  • no tank tops, sleeveless shirts, necklines lower than three finger width from the collar bone –no worldly advertising; (ALL pictures, words and general appearance must be acceptable.  If anything is questionable or borderline, don’t wear it! Even some Christian shirts may not be acceptable.)

Slacks (slacks, jeans, wind pants, cargo pants, knee-length* shorts or culottes are acceptable)

  • must be loose-fitting (at least a 2-inch fullness loosely hanging at each hip and thigh)
  • no low-riders
  • must be worn pulled-up
  • no spandex material, stretch knits, or other form-fitting styles
  • no excessively wide legs
  • must not have holes
  • shorts must be no shorter than two (2) finger breadths above the knee cap

Footwear

  • must be appropriate for the occasion (i.e. sneakers for athletic events)
  • no flip flops or clogs
  • must be neat and in good repair

AFTER SCHOOL DRESS

No student will be permitted to change from school clothing into work or play clothing after school unless permission has been granted by the Administrator. Permission must be obtained for each occasion.

ATHLETIC TEAM PRACTICE DRESS CODE

Shirts (Sweatshirts, T-shirts, etc., are permissible)

  • must be loose-fitting
  • must not reveal undergarments
  • must be long enough to overlap the slacks (and show no skin) even when the student is active
  • no tank tops or necklines lower than three-finger width from the collar bone
  • no worldly advertising; (ALL pictures, words and general appearance must be acceptable.  If anything is questionable or borderline, don’t wear it! Even some Christian shirts may not be acceptable.)

Slacks (slacks, jeans, wind pants, cargo pants, knee-length shorts or culottes are acceptable)

  • must be loose-fitting (at least a 2-inch fullness loosely hanging at each hip and thigh)
  • no low-riders
  • must be worn pulled-up
  • no spandex material, stretch knits, or other form-fitting styles
  • no excessively wide legs
  • must not touch the floor
  • must not have holes
  • shorts must be no shorter than two (2) finger breadths above the knee cap

Footwear

  • must be appropriate for the occasion (i.e. sneakers for athletic events)
  • flip flops or clogs to and from practice/games, but not during practice/games
  • must be neat and in good repair

Miscellaneous

  • Girls hair must be tied back appropriately for practice/games
  • Excessive make-up is not permitted.  Black lipstick and nail polish is considered excessive.
  • Girls may not wear jewelry during practice and games.
  • Tattoos (permanent or temporary) are not permitted. Writing on bodies is not permitted.
  • Boys hair must be neat and clean, not hang over the collar or ears, have sideburns no longer than the middle of the ear, be at least one inch above the eyebrows in the front, have no extreme colors or styles, no designs or tufts shaved into hair and have no spikes.
  • Mustaches, beards or excessive peach fuzz are not allowed. Students must be clean shaven.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) DRESS

Elementary grades K -2 may wear a loose-fitting, solid color T-shirt. Loose-fitting shorts no shorter than two (2) finger breadths above the knee cap (warm weather) and sweatpants or jeans (cold weather) are appropriate. All clothing should meet the casual dress standards. Tennis shoes and socks are necessary as well.

Students in grades 3 -12 will need to purchase the designated P.E. shirt available in the school office. Solid gray, loose-fitting shorts no shorter than two (2) finger breadths above the knee cap are required. (Solid gray means no stripes or emblems; any emblem must be smaller than a quarter.) Sweatpants cut off no shorter than two (2) finger breadths above the knee cap are acceptable; however, they must be properly hemmed. During cooler weather, students may wear solid gray sweatpants (no stripes) and a maroon, gray, or FBS logo sweatshirt. Tennis shoes and socks are necessary as well.

All students are expected to be prepared for their first P.E. class. Expect students to grow, so begin the year with extra-long P.E. clothing and be prepared to replace outgrown clothing during the school year.

PARENTS’ DRESS

When parents visit school, assist on class trips, volunteer in the classroom, or attend any school activity, they are expected to abide by our Regular School Dress Code. Parents attending athletic events, festivals, etc. should abide by the Casual Dress Code. Out of respect for the school dress standards, parents are expected to be dressed in accordance with the Casual Dress Code if they plan to get out of their vehicle when picking up children from school or visiting the office. Parents are expected to be in regular school dress to be in the hallways or classrooms.

DRESS/HAIR CODE VIOLATIONS

Elementary: Each teacher will handle violations within their classroom according to their own system of tallies and discipline. A Dress Code Reminder will be sent home to parents.

Jr./Sr. High: First time offenses for new students (all first year students and all seventh graders) will receive no demerit; each additional violation will receive one demerit. Dress code infractions such as missing belts, shirt or blouse not properly tucked in or buttoned, jewelry violations, writing on body, etc. may receive a tally (or tallies) only, instead of a demerit. A Dress Code Reminder will be sent home to parents for each offense requiring explanation.

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DISCIPLINE POLICY

Our Philosophy

The ultimate goal for Faith Baptist School, and thus for the process of our discipline, is to develop a student who is wise; one who sees life from God’s point of view.  Our approach to discipline should be based upon the fruit of wisdom (James 3:17; I Thessalonians 2:7, 8).

As your child’s disciplining authority during the school day, we realize the importance of forming a Scripturally sound policy that will result in a rewarding academic and spiritual education for each student. The training of your child in the home, in the church, and in the school must be directed toward wisdom. Wisdom is looking at and reacting to life from God’s perspective.

The process of discipline starts with the classroom teacher dealing with any student to see if he will respond to reproof. The teacher and/or Administrator shows genuine love and concern for the student first counseling him. If the wrong attitude or action persists, parents are contacted and solicited for their help. More severe and additional means of disciplining will then be used if these efforts fail.

The Administrator will be the focal point for evaluation of progress with all ongoing and major discipline matters of Faith Baptist School. He will see to it that the student in question moves through the disciplinary process and is dealt with according to appropriate discipline; that is, the student is dealt with on the basis of what he is, not what he does.

Our Practice

At Faith Baptist School there are basically three general areas which may warrant disciplinary action: Academic, Behavioral, and Philosophical (lifestyle). While the elementary level discipline in these three areas involves the teacher’s evaluation of progress more than the Administrator, the Administrator may become involved in situations of repeated or serious offenses at the request of the teacher. In grades 7 ­12, the discipline policy will involve the giving out of demerit slips. Because of the structure of the high school involving several different teachers, the Administrator becomes the central evaluator of student discipline matters in order to maintain consistency and fairness.

ACADEMICS

All students shall be expected to do their best in all subjects.

Elementary:

Students who repeatedly fail to complete homework assignments and who show no sign of effort will be referred to the Administrator for further disciplinary action.

Secondary:
  • A student will receive a tally for each homework infraction.  (The accumulation of tallies within a week’s time period may result in demerits according to the student’s grade level.)
  • Faith Baptist School has four grading periods. Students, who during any grading period receive an F in any subject, will be placed on Academic Support. (See also Secondary Division and Extra-Curricular Activities.)
  • Students placed on Academic Support will lose the privilege of participating in all extra-curricular activities for the duration of three weeks or until the mid-term Progress Reports come out. If the grades improve, the student is removed from Academic Support if not, the student remains on Academic Support until the end of that quarter.

If a student remains on Academic Support for two consecutive quarters, the student shall be evaluated to determine whether the school program is suited to the needs of this student.

BEHAVIOR

It is impossible for teaching or learning to take place in a classroom unless good order is maintained. Students are reminded that they must adhere to a code of good behavior not only for their own behalf, but for the benefit of others as well.

Elementary Grades K -6:

In general, students are required to

  • conduct themselves in an orderly manner at all times
  • relate to others courteously
  • obey the rules of the classroom
  • show the utmost respect towards all authority
  • refrain from bringing gum, toy pistols, guns, knives, magazines, firecrackers, comic books and trading cards to school, except for predetermined time agreed upon by the teacher
  • refrain from complaining about school rules, personnel, etc.  Griping will not be tolerated
  • refrain from lying, cheating, fighting, theft and profanity. These will be dealt with according to our philosophy of discipline.
Elementary Tally System

To help develop and maintain a consistent discipline system for classroom control for all elementary grades K-6, the tally system is used. Although not a perfect system, the system uses Biblical principles to bring about proper behavior. The system is based upon the three Rs–reward, reminder, and remorse.

Reward: Certainly we are taught in God’s Word that good behavior and right living will be rewarded. This system helps to teach the student the same things about his classroom behavior.

Reminder: All of us make mistakes and especially children have a tendency to forget.  The reminder tally is used to train students in good behavior. Whenever a violation of the rules occurs, students are given a reminder tally.

Remorse: Whenever students have been reminded of poor behavior too many times, further action must be taken. This is why tally limits have been set and students who exceed these limits must be dealt with. This system, although not without fault, does provide a way in which Christian schools can teach self-discipline to the students.

We trust that as you study and learn about this plan that it will help you to understand that this plan provides your child’s teacher with an effective way of controlling the students.  We also hope that this plan will bring about a uniform code of discipline throughout our school to avoid any inconsistency among teachers.

It is followed very nicely and consistently with the Grades 7-12 discipline system. This provides for the student a consistent plan in which he is dealt with for misbehavior from Kindergarten through grade twelve.

Elementary Discipline Procedures

Following is a list of disciplinary procedures. Obviously they are modified according to the severity of the offensive behavior and the age of the child. The purpose of each action is to bring about a change of behavior and is not simply punitive in nature.  These actions are devised and applied so as to discourage continuation of unacceptable conduct. All procedures may not be appropriate to use with every child. While they are listed below in an order of severity this does not state nor imply that they will be used in this order. Certain behavior may require serious disciplinary action such as suspension or expulsion on the first offense.

  1. Teacher counsels with student.
  2. Student is separated from class.
  3. Student is denied privilege and/or activity time.
  4. Teacher consults with parent(s).
  5. The Administrator counsels with the student and/or parent(s).
  6. Student is suspended for 1, 2, or 3 days.
  7. Student is expelled from Faith Baptist School.

If after the student meets with a discipline supervisor and shows no change of behavior or correction needed, the student’s parent(s) will be contacted immediately to have the student picked up and taken home that day where the parent can deal with the child.  The student cannot return until the next day when a note is sent with the student basically indicating that the matter was dealt with. The student will not be permitted back in school until the parent(s) has/have taken care of this matter.

This places the ultimate responsibility of final discipline on the parent(s) so the parent(s) can exercise their own disciplinarian actions.

Secondary (Grades 7-12) Behavior Management System

It is our desire to see the students learn, acquire and exhibit responsibility. This is a very important character value we want our young people to have.  To assist in the teaching process of this character trait, we will promote and honor students who portray responsibility. When irresponsibility is shown, we will also remind and reprimand the student through a discipline system.

Grades 7-12 Discipline System

In general, students whose behavior or actions appear to be contrary to the established rules of conduct reflecting the school’s philosophy will be assigned demerits. Consequences should be looked upon as loving reminders of what is expected of each student.

The following first group is a list of common, less serious offenses for which teachers may recommend consequences to the Administrator, who then makes the final decision on the matter in question and consequences to be assigned. The second group is a list of more serious offenses which will be handled by the Administrator. Each case shall be determined on an individual basis.

GROUP 1

(The number of demerits assigned will increase with repeated offences.)

  • Negative Facial Expression
  • Locker Care
  • Excessive Talking
  • Writing on Property
  • Gum/Candy Chewing Tardiness to Class
  • Hallway Disturbance
  • Lack of Cooperation
  • Trash/Litter
  • Lunchroom Behavior
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Horseplay
  • Acts of Unkindness
  • Complaining Spirit
  • Arguing
  • Dress Code Violation
ADMINISTRATIVE REFERRAL
  • Questionable Lifestyle
  • Damage to Property
  • Fighting
  • Public Display of Affection
  • Disrespect to Authority
  • Swearing
  • Spreading Discord/Griping
  • Excessive Tardiness
  • Stealing
  • Profanity/Vulgarity
  • Uncooperative Spirit
  • Cheating
  • Lying/Deceit/Forging
  • Direct Disobedience
  • Cutting Class 
  • Possession of Cell Phone at School During School Hours
  • Disregard for Student Driver Policies

In addition to consequences, the discipline system may involve counseling with the student, the assigning of after-school detention, conferences with parents, behavior probation, suspension and/or expulsion.