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Lowell Elementary 2016-2017
Parent/Student Handbook
Lowell Elementary School
Est. 1913
1507 N. 28
th
St. Boise, Idaho 83703 / Phone: 208-854-5480 / Fax: 208-854-5481
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Welcome to Lowell Elementary 2016-2017
Students, Parents, and Patrons,
On behalf of the staff at Lowell Elementary School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school
year! My name is Dr. Adria David and I am honored and delighted to serve as your principal. We are
excited to have you and your children here at Lowell this year. Our mission at Lowell is to educate
students to be lifelong learners and contributing citizens. Our staff is committed to providing an
excellent education for all students in a safe and positive learning environment. In order to help our
students accomplish this, we uphold the Boise District’s values of Respect, Dignity, Honesty,
Responsibility, and Teamwork.
Lowell staff is highly qualified and you can be confident that your child is receiving the finest educational
experience. We will work together in developing the physical, educational and social development of our
students. We encourage you to become actively involved in the education of your children. We invite
parents to communicate with us in order to form a partnership in providing the best educational
opportunity for each child. We hope that you are able to visit and volunteer. With community
involvement we can make this a successful year for all.
This handbook is designed to provide information about Lowell as well as information about Boise
School District policies and procedures. This handbook is certainly not all-inclusive, but hopefully it will
be a handy reference source. This information will also be available on the Boise School District web site
at www.boiseschools.org. We hope the Lowell refrigerator magnet will be a handy reference for the
school calendar, address, and phone number.
Be sure to read and discuss this handbook with your child, sign the consent forms (included in the
first day packets and during new student registration) and return them to the school right away.
Please keep this handbook for information and important dates. If you would like more information
regarding District Policy, please refer to the first pages in the student planners that are issued to students
in grades 4-6. Special “policy” packets will be sent home with all K-3 students. Please return the
appropriate information that is listed on the front page of the welcome envelope. The entire Boise
School District policy manual is available on the district website at www.boiseschools.org.
To find out more information regarding upcoming events, newsletters, and other pertinent information, I
encourage you to visit our website at http://lowell.school.boiseschools.org. This is an outstanding source
of information. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you throughout the year. If you have any
questions, or if I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at 208 854-5484.
Sincerely,
Dr. Adria David
Principal
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LOWELL DAILY SCHEDULE
Lowell Elementary School has a late start time as part of a staggered bus
schedule for the 2016-2017 school year.
School Hours…………………………………………………………...….. 9:10 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Tardy Bell………………………………………………………………..… 9:15a.m.
Kindergarten Schedule
Morning Session…………………………………………………….....…. 9:15 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Session………………………………………………….……. 1:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Morning Recess
Lunch
Afternoon Recess
10:00 10:15
Kinder
11:30 12:15
Kinder and 3
rd
2:00 2:15
10:15 10:30
5
th
/6
th
11:45 12:30
1
st
2:15 2:30
10:30 10:45
1
st
12:00 12:45
2
nd
2:30 2:45
10:45 11:00
2
nd
12:15 1:00
4
th
/5
th
2:45 3:00
3
rd
12:30 1:15
4
th
12:45 1:30
Early Release Day Schedule
Kindergarten……………………………………………………………………………. AM
Session 9:15-11:00
Kindergarten……………………………………………………………………………. PM
Session 12:00-1:45
Grades 1 6……………………………………………………………………………. 9:15-1:45
Children are not to be on school grounds prior to 8:45 a.m.
Office Hours are from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 208-854-5480 / Fax: 208-854-5481
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New Traffic Pattern, please review.
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**NEW THIS YEAR
Student Drop Off and Bus Loading Zone has been separated. Please review the map on page 4.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
Walking or Riding Bicycles
Please visit with your child about safety precautions while walking or riding a bike to school. A crossing
guard will assist students crossing State Street at State & 28
th
. Urge your children to respect and
cooperate with these students.
Bicycles/Skateboards/Rollerblades
Bicycles are to be placed in bike rakes on the South end of the school. The school cannot be held
responsible for lost or stolen bicycles. Such occurrences should be reported to the police immediately.
Only bike riders are allowed in the bike area. Students are to walk their bikes, scooters, and skateboards
once they arrive on school property. This is for the children's protection. Bikes should be chained and
locked. The fence around the bike area is not locked. We encourage all students to use the proper safety
equipment such as helmets when riding bikes and skateboards. Students are not to ride their bicycle,
skateboards, or scooters, through street crosswalks. They are to follow the same procedure as walkers.
Parent Transportation
Please drop students off in front of the main entrance on 28
th
. For safety reasons, please do not drop off
your child in the parking lot at the North end of the building. We have a large parking lot and a student
running through the lot to the playground is unsafe.
Students are to go directly to the playground unless they have a scheduled appointment with staff in the
building prior to the start of the school day. Students should NOT arrive at school prior to 8:45 AM.
Playground supervisors are not on the playground until 8:45. No supervision is provided after school.
Bus Loading Zone
The bus loading zone is located on W Lemp Street. Parents please do not park or drop off your
student on W. Lemp Street, as this is the school bus drop off zone. Please park in designated parking
areas noted on BSD Map.
Bus students are expected to ride the bus each day unless we have written instructions from their
parent/guardian as to an alternative plan. Without a note from a parent/guardian, students will follow their
usual routine of riding the bus home.
LEAVING SCHOOL DURING THE DAY
When leaving during the school day, a student must be signed out in the office by a parent or parent
designee. To reduce classroom disruptions and to save parents time, office staff will notify the student
after you have arrived.
Students must have written permission, signed by a parent/guardian, to leave school with another
student or parent.
PARKING
Please refer to the school map on page 4. Students are asked to use the sidewalk near the bike corral to
safely head to the playground. If your child does need to cross 28
th
, please have your child cross the street
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on 28
th
at the cross walk. A crossing guard will assist students crossing 28
th
. Urge your children to
respect and cooperate with these students.
ATTENDANCE
We stress building strong character, attending school on a regular basis, and coming to school on time
to our students. When students are late or absent they miss instruction. The lack of instruction
weakens a student’s education. Parents are so important in helping develop good habits into these
three areas. We need your help in making sure your child arrives on time and is present each day.
ABSENCES
If your child is absent please call the attendance line before 9:30 AM the morning of the absence. The
number is 854-5519. You can call the attendance line 24hrs a day. A written excuse is appreciated each
time your child is absent or tardy. District policy #3121 All students are required to be in attendance
at school at least (90) percent of the time school is in session. Excessive absences within K-6 grades
may result in the initiation of an Attendance Court hearing pursuant to Idaho Code 33-207, for a
hearing regarding the student’s habitual truancy status. A parent/guardian will receive notification prior
to his/her student exceeding the limit.
TARDIES
Students are tardy when they are not in their classroom when the bell rings at 9:15 AM. Your child must
report to the office first to obtain a pass if he or she is tardy before going to class. Students arriving
after 10:30 AM are recorded as a half day absence. Tardies which are caused by a late bus, either District
or city bus, shall not be counted on the student’s record. The principal or designee may also excuse
student tardies because of inclement weather or other extenuating circumstances.
HEALTH & ILLNESS
The nurse’s office is for sick children and emergencies only. Students who are ill will be sent home.
Students needing medication while at school must have a statement of permission signed by the
parent/guardian. A prescription bottle with the student’s name and dosage is required and a signed
permission slip must be on file in the nurse’s office. If your child is ill, please keep her/him home and
contact the school. You will be notified and your child will likely be sent home if there is:
A fever greater than 100 degrees
Vomiting
Severe Diarrhea
A significant body rash undiagnosed by a doctor.
Head Lice
Other problems deemed a health concern by the school nurse or principal.
If your child is too ill to be outside, please keep him/her home. Children at school are expected to be
able to go outside (weather permitting). In order to provide adequate supervision, we cannot have some
students stay in and others go outside during recesses.
CHANGE OF INFORMATION AND EMERGENCIES
It is of the utmost importance that any changes of address, telephone number, parent’s place of
employment, emergency number, sitter/daycare be reported to the school office immediately. This is
extremely important. Too often, emergencies arise and we are unable to contact the parent or someone
at the emergency number. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
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VISTORS MUST CHECK IN AT THE OFFICE
All visitors must sign in at the front office, even if you come into the building on a regular basis.
Visitors must wear a visitor badge (provided at the office), so teachers will know you have checked in.
Use the front doors when entering the building.
BIRTHDAYS AND GIFTS
Parents are encouraged to acknowledge a student's birthday by purchasing a book in the child's name for
our library rather than bringing in treats. When books are donated, the child’s name will be announced
over the intercom. Please check with the teacher before sending birthday treats to school. Flowers,
balloons, and/or other gifts will be delivered at the end of the day to minimize distraction in the
classroom.
DRESS CODE
Lowell students are expected to present a neat, clean appearance and to wear clothing that does not detract
from the educational process.
For All Clothing
Any clothing, jewelry or accessories advocating drugs, alcohol, gangs or sexual messages are not
to be worn to school. See Board Policy 3223 regarding dress code.
Hats, hoods or bandanas may not be worn in the building. Adults, please model this action for our
students.
Chains, metal studs, or other metal objects may not be worn.
Shirts
Bare midriff shirts (shirts that show the belly button) are not permissible.
No visible cleavage. Chest must be covered up.
Material covering shoulders must be at least 2 inches wide.
Shirts that advertise or promote alcohol or drugs or contain offensive words or pictures are also
prohibited
Pants
Pants must be worn at the waist line.
“Boxer shorts” and/or underwear will remain covered at all times.
Skirts/Shorts
Shorts may be worn to school during the months of August, September, October, April, May and
June.
No shorter than 3” (3 inches) above the knee.
Shoes
No shoes with wheels
Please have your child wear appropriate footwear for playing outside. Too many injuries come
from wearing flip flops or strapless type sandals.
No flip-flops or heeled shoes in P.E.
Spirit Wear
Lowell’s school mascot is the Leopards. This year we will have spirit day every Friday with
students being encouraged to wear our school colors of black and gold or Lowell t-shirts. These
days are scheduled to encourage school spirit and pride. We want our students to love their
school and enjoy coming each day.
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Lost and Found
Be sure to mark jackets, back packs, lunch pails, hats and gloves with your child’s initials and grade level,
so they can be returned if they are lost. Lost and found items are located in the basement outside the lunch
room. Be sure to check there if your child is missing anything.
FIELD TRIPS
Students will ride on district school busses for field trips. Parents may drive their own child if they wish.
Guidelines in Board Policy 4222 explain restrictions as to parent drivers.
No student will be permitted to participate on a field trip without written permission. You will be asked
to sign a general consent form that will cover all field trips scheduled throughout the year. (Consent
forms are included in the first day packets and during new student registration)
EXTRACURRICULAR EVENTS HELD ON CAMPUS
For safety precautions, students must be accompanied by an adult supervisor to attend extracurricular
events held at the school.
INCLEMENT WEATHER
Students are allowed to arrive on the playground starting at 8:45. During extremely cold or wet weather,
children will be directed inside the building. The determination of when weather is cold or wet enough to
keep children from getting fresh air and exercise will be the building administrator’s decision, so please
have your children dress appropriately for the weather. A guideline of 20 degrees or colder with or
without a wind chill is used in determining whether students stay outside or are brought in to the school
building. During inside recess, children will be asked to stay in their classrooms or the gym.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PARENTS CONCERNING STUDENT INJURIES
Even with the greatest precautions and the closest supervision, accidents can and do happen at school.
Parents need to be aware of this and be prepared for possible medical expenses that may arise should their
child be injured at school. The District DOES NOT provide insurance coverage for accidents on the
playground by students. It is suggested if your child is not covered by your Homeowner's Policy, or other
medical insurance that you purchase the insurance offered by the District’s approved company.
Applications are available in the office and are also in this welcome packet.
JUST FOR KIDS (JFK)
The Just For Kids program is a District sanctioned before and after school child care program. Child care
is provided Monday - Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Enrollment is limited. For additional
information, please call 854-5482.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH
For the 2016-2017 School Year, Lowell Elementary has qualified for what is called the Community
Eligibility Program (CEP). Schools that participate in the CEP are able to provide breakfast in the
classroom and a hot lunch each day at no cost to ALL students in the school. The CEP is part of the
United States Department of Agriculture Community Eligibility Program. Students do not need to submit
a Free and Reduced Lunch application to participate.
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PARENT INVOLVEMENT and PTSA
Parental support and input is an integral part of the educational process. We welcome and encourage your
participation. Parents/guardians are welcome and encouraged to visit classrooms. When visiting, please
enter the main hall and obtain a visitor pass in the office. All visitors must wear an identification
badge.
Lowell has an outstanding Parent Teacher Student Association which meets monthly. The meeting
schedule will be posted on the internet and reminders will be sent home. We strongly encourage your
participation. It is a terrific way to get involved in your child’s education. Everyone is encouraged to
attend. Although everyone is encouraged to join, you do not need to be a member to attend the meetings.
PHONE CALLS
Messages may be left with the teachers by calling 854-5480. The building phones are business phones.
Students may use them for emergencies with permission from the administrative staff or their teacher.
CELL PHONES
Students are expected to keep cell phones turned off during the school day and left in backpacks or
turned in to their teacher. In the event of an emergency, students will use school phones. Parents will
be informed if there is a concern with cell phone usage. Please see Boise School District Policy #3241: A
principal may choose to ban electronic communication devices and/or portable music players in the event
of misuse.
SCHOOL SAFETY & EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
The staff at Lowell Elementary has taken steps to make our school as safe as possible. We have a
detailed safety plan should there ever be a crisis. In an extreme emergency, procedures are set in place to
evacuate to St. Mary’s School. Our safety plan is available at the office if you would like to examine it.
In addition, safety procedures and guidelines are posted in each classroom. We practice evacuating the
building and other safety procedures throughout the year. We appreciate your cooperation and the
effort you make to check in at the office when visiting the school.
ITEMS FROM HOME
All toys, trinkets, radios, gaming devices, music devices/players, trading cards, etc. are to be left at home.
These playthings become distractions to the learning process and the school is not responsible for these
items that are lost, broken, or stolen. Toy guns, knives, and weapons of any kind are prohibited at all
times. Any item that threatens the safety of another child is strictly prohibited.
ZERO TOLERANCE See School Board Policy # 3230
A POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE IS KEY TO PREVENTING VIOLENCE. One of our goals is to
provide academic excellence in an atmosphere of Respect, Responsibility & Safety. If students,
parents/guardians and staff feel a sense of community and ownership in the school, they are more likely to
work with each other rather than against each other. Lessons are taught by the teachers and the guidance
counselor that reinforce our mission.
PROHIBITION OF WEAPONS
The Independent School District of Boise City has “zero tolerance” for students who bring weapons or
other objects/substances to school which are a threat to the health and safety of other students, staff
members, or visitors, or are a disruption to the education process. Possession and/or use of these
objects/substances at the elementary school or at any elementary school sponsored activity without prior
permission of school officials will be brought to the attention of the building administrator immediately.
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PROHIBITION OF GANGS AND HATE GROUPS
Gangs, hate groups, and similar organizations or groups which advocate hatred or discrimination on the
basis of race, color, religion, sex, ancestry, national origin, or disability are inconsistent with the
fundamental values of the educational environment of the Boise School District. The activities of such
groups and their members are prohibited on school district property and at all school sponsored functions.
Such prohibited activities include, but are not limited to: the congregation of members, the solicitation or
recruitment of members, the possession of group paraphernalia and materials, the intimidation of others,
the advocacy of discrimination and any other behavior such as the wearing of gang colors or insignia and
the use of language, codes and/or gestures that provoke violence or seek to advocate the purpose and
objectives of such groups.
BULLYING
It might be hard to tell the difference between playful teasing and bullying. Teasing usually involves two
or more friends who act together in a way that seems fun to all the people involved. Often they tease each
other equally, but it never involves physical or emotional abuse.
On the other hand bullying is the repeated aggressive behavior or frightening of others with an apparent
intent to dominate. Bullying may include, but not be limited to physical (hitting, pushing, or attacks on
property); verbal (name-calling, obscene gestures, malicious teasing, or electronic threats); or indirect
attacks (intentional exclusion from groups, anonymous hurtful notes, or spreading false rumors). Bullying
often occurs without apparent provocation. Bullying is not playful teasing between relatively equal
individuals.
The Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that protects and promotes dignity,
individual worth, and mutual respect for each individual, and is free from harassment. Each District
student, employee, or visitor deserves the opportunity to participate or work in a safe, supportive
atmosphere that promotes equal opportunities, free from all forms of discrimination and conduct that can
be considered harassing, coercive or disruptive. It shall be a violation of this policy for any District
student, employee, or visitor to bully, haze, or harass another individual through any means, including
technology, while on any District premises or at any District sponsored activity, regardless of location.
Those who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action and/or referral to law enforcement
where appropriate. For more information on this policy visit the district website.
CHARACTER EDUCATION
Lowell Elementary has adopted a comprehensive Character Education program based off of Clifton
Taulbert’s Eight Habits of the Heart. These Eight Habits form the foundation of our school community
and include a Nurturing Attitude, Responsibility, Dependability, Friendship, Brotherhood, High
Expectations, Courage and Hope.
POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS (PBIS)
This year Lowell has the opportunity to join other elementary schools in the Boise School District to
become a PBIS school. PBIS is a proactive approach based on a three-tiered model of prevention and
intervention aimed at creating safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on teaching and reinforcing
important social skills and data based problem-solving to address existing behavioral concerns in
classrooms, playground and cafeteria. All of which will support the current work of our comprehensive
Character Education program.
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Lowell Elementary
School Wide Discipline Plan
PRINCIPLES
Respect-Every person deserves to be respected.
Safety-Every person deserves to be safe, to feel safe, and to be free from danger. Students attend
school to learn academics, behavioral skills, social skills and learning is enhanced in a physically
and emotionally safe environment.
Responsibility - Learning is enhanced by the establishment of academic and behavioral
expectations.
Productive -Special emphasis will be placed on the teaching of self-discipline, good citizenship
and social skills.
OVERALL SCHOOL RULES
I will follow directions the first time given.
I will keep my hands, feet, mouth, and objects to myself.
I will put people up, not down.
I will always be in the proper place.
I will walk with purpose in the building, always.
I will use all materials and equipment properly.
COMMON AREA RULES
See Lowell Common Area Character Matrix (page 12)
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Lowell Pride Citizenship
Cafeteria
Bathroom
Hallways
Assemblies
Playground
Computer Lab /Library
Respect
Use your best
manners (please
& thank you,
chew with
mouth closed,
etc.)
Be patient in line
Be polite
Follow
lunchroom rules
Follow adult
direction
Respect the
privacy of
others, one in a
stall at a time
Don’t look over
or under stalls
Voices off
Boys stand in
line to wait for
urinal
3 T’s (No talking,
turning or
touching)
Walk on the
right side of the
hall and down
the stairs
Follow adult
direction and/or
verbal cues
Attentive
listening
Sit on your
bottom with
your legs
crisscrossed
Hands in lap
Face the front
Clap in an
appropriate
manner
Use words that lift
each other up
Listening to adults in
charge
Be inclusive and
welcoming in your
play
Respect yours and
others personal
space
Use equipment only
for it’s designed
purpose
Listening to directions
Quiet voices
Use best manners in all
electronic communication
Post only positive
responses to other
people’s work and
comments
Responsibility
Hold trays with
both hands
Sit in assigned
areas
Keep food and
utensils on tray
Clean up after
yourself
Raise your hand
for dismissal
Only toilet paper
in toilets
School supplies
left in classroom
Flush
Keep all areas
clean, paper
towels in trash
can
Wash (with
soap) & dry
hands
Soap is tool not
a toy
Stop or Pause at
Intersections
Pause for
younger
students &
adults
Hold doors open
for others
Model positive
behavior.
Keep cubbies
tidy, by keeping
items hung up in
the coat area.
Have a hall pass
Allow others to
enjoy the
presentation
Raise your
hand to
participate
Ask for pass &
return it to the duty
person
Put away all
equipment
Line-up immediately
when the bell rings
Take responsibility
for your own actions
Report issues of
concern “Big
Problems”
Demonstrate good
sportsmanship
behaviors
Put materials away
Take care of the
equipment and books
Use only devices &
accounts provided by the
school
Follow all school rules
when using school
accounts from home
Safety
Remain seated
Use safe hands
& feet
Use a whisper
voice
Use walking feet
Walk straight
outside when
finished
Walking
No jumping,
climbing,
banging on
doors or army
crawling
Voices off
Stay in personal
space
Keep
water/soap
inside the sinks
Keep outside
doors closed
Safe hands, feet,
words (no
touching,
running or
cursing)
Have enough
personal space
between other
people (elbow or
arm’s length)
Use Safe hands
& feet
Raise your
hand and wait
to be called
upon
Use safe hands &
feet
Keep objects to self
Know and follow the
safety rules for
games and
equipment
Keep snow, bark.
rocks on the ground
No standing on top
of play equipment
structures
No running
Sit in assigned seating
areas
Use safe hands & feet
Keep personal & account
information to yourself
Log off of all devices and
accounts when not using
them
Productive
Face forward
keeping the line
moving
Eat only your
food (no
sharing)
Food to remain
in the cafeteria
In and out
Act, flush, wash,
dry and leave
Voices off
Walk with
purpose
If working in the
hall, focused on
task
Engage in
active listening
Pay attention
to the speaker
Respond
appropriately
Be the solution
Use the
conflict/solution
wheel
Look for ways to be
a helper and a good
friend
Stay busy, stay
active
Always be working
Complete tasks in a timely
manner
Always log in using only
your username and
password
Use devices and accounts
for their intended purpose
Access only the apps and
accounts as directed by
adults
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DISCIPLINE PLAN
Inappropriate behaviors fall into 3 categories or levels of offenses at Lowell.
Each level is addressed either by the classroom teacher, principal or principal’s designee.
Examples of Level 1 Offenses:
Handled by the teacher - documentation of behavior and action if appropriate.
Level 1 Offenses
(Including but not limited to)
Not following directions
Running in hallways
Excessive talking
Inappropriate laughing/sneering
Derogatory notes/pictures
Teasing/put downs
Inappropriate language
Interrupting
Name calling
Misuse of materials
Wandering the halls
Mocking
Teasing/putdowns
Examples of Level 2 Offenses
Handled by the teacher with documentation of behavior and action.
Parent contacted by teacher - highly suggested.
Level 2 Offenses
(Including but not limited to)
Back talking/arguing
Inappropriate gestures/language
Taunting
Refusing to work
Disruptive Clothing
Open defiance
Lying
Throwing objects
Conflict with peer non-physical
Examples of Level 3 Offenses
Handled by the principal or the principal’s designee.
Direct office referral with accompanying referral form.
Parent contacted by administration
Level 3 Offenses
(Including but not limited to)
Physical Fighting
Ethnic slurs
Obscene gestures
Inappropriate touching
Damaging property
Direct, willful disobedience of school rules & policies
Disrespect for authority
3 of the same minor offense within 2 weeks
Cheating
Bullying
Threatening/taunting
Threatening bodily harm
Stealing
Use of profanity
Pulling fire alarm
Excessive truancy
Harassment, including sexual harassment
Throwing items at other students/staff
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Continuation of… Level 3 Offenses
Zero Tolerance
Drugs
Weapons/facsimile of a weapon/dangerous instrument
Leaving school without permission
Assault with intent to fight with another student
CONSEQUENCES
Level 3offenses may involve actions up to and including in-school detention, suspension or expulsion.
In-school detention: The student will remain in school, isolated from peers and will not be counted as
absent from school. Make-up work is allowed as outlined in Make-up Work Policy #2621. For example
loss of lunch recess.
Suspension: Suspension means a student is removed from the class or school setting for 1 or more days.
Students who hurt others or school property may be suspended from school. Suspension may be either in-
school or out of school. If a student is suspended, the parent will be called to pick up the student and the
parent will be required to meet with the principal prior to the student’s return to school.
Expulsion: A student is removed or excluded from school beyond the balance of the school semester.
Expulsion may be permanent.
INCENTIVES
Incentives are used to help promote and motivate positive behavior.
Lowell Pride Ceremonies: Each month a teacher will nominate a student in their class who has
demonstrated the character trait of the month. Lowell Pride Recognition Ceremonies will be held each
month to recognize these outstanding students.
Eight Habits of the Heart Character Traits
September-Nurturing Attitude
October Responsibility
November Dependability
December/January Friendship
February Brotherhood
March High Expectations
April Courage
May/June - Hope
Leopard Spots: These are tickets handed out by Lowell Staff members when they catch a student going
above and beyond expectations, “catching them being great.” Students will turn in their “Leopard Spots”
to their teacher as they earn them. Each month the Principal will draw four “Leopard Spots” in each
classroom and those students will be allowed to pick a prize from the prize box in the office.
End of the Year Awards Assembly: Students are recognized for achievements throughout the year
including academics, sports, music, attendance, Presidential Academic Awards (to selected sixth grade
students).
Classroom Incentives: Each individual classroom has incentives and rewards for appropriate behavior.