ISM Discipline Procedure
Breaking any of the school rules may result in a lunch time detention.
- A detention total of 4 detentions will result in being placed on conduct card for a week
- A detention total of 5 detentions will result in a one day suspension
- A detention total of 6 detentions will result in a three day suspension
- A detention total of 7 detentions will result in a one week suspension
- A detention total of 8 detentions may result in permanent expulsion
- At any point, if you pass six weeks without receiving a detention, your detention total will be reset to zero.
- Detentions are served from 12:00 to 12:30. Bring a pen. If you are more than 5 minutes late, you will not be allowed in the detention hall and it will count double.
- If you are told you have a detention, it is your responsibility to make sure you obtain a detention slip from the teacher before leaving the class.
- Write out the school rules and discipline procedure during detention. If you decide not to do so, you will receive an additional detention.
- Talking during detention will result in an additional detention.
- If you skip a detention, that skip will count as two detentions on your detention total.
- After the detention slip has been signed by the detention room supervisor and your parent, it must be returned to the teacher who gave the detention.
- A conduct card is given as a substitute for a suspension. If you decide not to do the conduct card, you will receive a suspension.
- You will be given a card that must be signed by the teacher for every class period (including study halls) for a week.
- You must bring that card to the detention room every lunch period for the week and get it signed by the detention room supervisor.
- You must also have it signed by a parent each evening.
- Failing to follow the above procedure on more than one day, failing to return your completed conduct card at the end of the week or losing your conduct card will result in a one day suspension.
- Violating suspension (i.e. coming on to the school grounds for any reason, at any time, when you are suspended) will result in a one week suspension. Violating suspension a second time may result in permanent expulsion.
- After any suspension, your parents will need to meet with the principal before you will be allowed back on school grounds and into class. Coming back before your parents have met with the principal will be a violation of your suspension.
The school rules and discipline procedure should only result in a minor inconvenience to the average student. However, for the student who refuses to treat the administration, teachers, staff and other students with respect and determinedly persists in refusing to comply with the rules and expectations of the school, the discipline procedure is designed to create an increasingly stronger motivation to comply with the school rules. Hopefully, you will see that, in the long run, a school where students are mostly following the rules is a much more pleasant environment for everyone, your son or daughter included.