While each teacher has his own classroom management plan, the 9th grade academy teachers work as a team to help students transition from middle school to high school expectations. One way we try to adjust inappropriate behavior is through lunch detention. Lunch detention is available only for first time 9th graders. This is an opportunity for students to be corrected for repeat and moderate offenses without obtaining a front office referral.
Students may receive lunch detention for the following offenses:
• Second tardy to class
• Disrupting the learning environment
• Disrespectful behavior
• Not following directions
• Not bringing materials to class
• Using profane language or gestures
Students are given a referral form when behavior is not acceptable. The student is given a reminder the morning that lunch detention should be served which explains the expectations for detention:
You should report to the lunchroom, get your lunch, and then report to Mr. Cunningham. Failure to report to Mr. Cunningham and/or failure to observe silent lunch will result in a day being added OR an office referral.
If a student is assigned detention 4 times in one semester, he then receives an office referral for subsequent infractions.