North Ogden Eagles
We believe the primary objective of discipline is to be positive and to help each student develop self-control. Student self-control allows students to SOAR and achieve greatness! We will reinforce this concept through the school motto: SOAR
North Ogden Eagles…
are Safe ** take Ownership ** are Academic Achievers ** are Respectful
One of our goals is to teach students to take responsibility for all of their actions and behave in an appropriate manner that respects the learning environment and the rights of others. We are implementing a set of school rules that will be consistent throughout the school day and apply in all learning environments (i.e. classroom, halls, lunch, playground, and busses). Each learning area will also have procedures that will be taught and reinforced. A variety of positive reinforcement programs will be used to recognize students who are appropriately following these procedures. The area procedures include:
Voice Levels: 0-voices off; 1-Partner Voice; 2-Table Voice; 3-Classroom Voice; 4-Outside Voice
We are optimistic that this program will help to promote healthy self-esteem and a safe, orderly, and inviting school climate. However, any behavior that disrupts the learning environment, or which infringes on the rights of others is not acceptable and will be subject to corrective measures.
The most common corrective actions that a student may experience are:
Please Note: We recognize that all incidents, students, and circumstances are not the same. We also realize that behavior interventions are a part of the student’s educational process. We will do our best to focus disciplinary efforts on the role, responsibility, and reaction of each individual student (i.e. if the student is 10% responsible for an incident we will focus on his/her 10% responsibility to the problem with the student) in order to properly correct his/her behavior. We take great effort to be fair, consistent, reasonable, and caring. Our responsibility is to ensure the safety of all students and to protect the school’s learning environment. We greatly appreciate your support.
School-wide Procedures- Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Safe
Bus - S.A.F.E.
Lunchroom - C.H.E.W.
Restroom - Shhhhhh!
Playground – P.L.A.Y
Stairs - S.T.E.P.
Assembly - C.L.A.P.
Library – R.E.A.D.
· Respect people and books
· Everyone Quiet
· Always be helpful
· Dream Big
Computer – T.Y.P.E.
· Try your best
· Your hands and feet to self
· Please respect equipment
· Everyone cleans up their area before leaving
Office – P.A.S.S.
· Please use inside voices
· Always have a pass and come alone unless a teacher assigns an escort
· Stay in front of counter
After School – E.N.D.
· Exit with your teacher to main foyer & follow hallway procedure
· Nicely walk to designated outside waiting area
· Directly go to crosswalk or pick-up zone
· Make good choices
· Open ears and eyes
· Voices in control
· Everyone participates and plays fair
· 0- Voices Off/no voice
· 1-Partner/whisper voice
· 2-Table/group voice
· 3-Classroom/participation voice
· 4-Outside Voice
North Ogden Elementary
Dress Code, Digital Media Devices, Picture Policy, & Attendance Policy
Students attending North Ogden Elementary should dress appropriately to not detract from the learning environment and exhibit pride in themselves and North Ogden. Clothing that is distracting, detrimental, disruptive, or unsafe for any reason is not acceptable attire. Specifically, the following should be avoided and will not be allowed at North Ogden Elementary School:
Students who violate this policy:
-Student’s parents/guardians will be notified of dress code violation.
-If further inappropriate or chronic dress code violations continue, disciplinary action may be taken, which includes, but is not limited to suspension and/or referral to the district office.
The school may make exceptions to the dress standard for special occasions. It is expected and appreciated that parents who spend time at our school follow the above dress code as well.
Digital Media Device (DMD) including Cell Phone Policy
North Ogden Elementary is committed to making sure that a DMD doesn’t infringe on the privacy of others or interfere with our learning environment and safety procedures. In order to do this, the following procedures will apply to the use of a DMD on school property during school hours:
North Ogden Elementary School has many opportunities to recognize students’ accomplishments and activities through photographs. This may take the form of adding a picture to print newsletters, video, TV, email, website, newspaper articles, etc. In accordance with Weber School District policy 8340 North Ogden Elementary is careful not to associate a student’s full name in such a way that it can be identified with a photograph of a student. Parents who DO NOT want their child’s photograph used in this way need to notify their child’s teacher in writing. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or additional concerns about this matter.
ATTENDANCE POLICY 4170
The student is responsible to be present in class and the "parent, guardian, or other person having control of any minor between six and eighteen years of age shall be required to send such minor to school during the regularly established" school day in the attendance area of residence.
Students are expected to be in school in each class each day unless properly excused by their parents, administrator, or teacher. A student not properly excused will be considered truant.
Attendance shall be checked carefully in accordance with State and District pupil accounting regulations and procedures and individual building practices. Verification may be made to a student’s whereabouts when they are not accounted for.
From the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Department of Education:
A growing and compelling body of research demonstrates that chronic absence from school—typically defined as missing at least 10 percent of school days in a year (18 school days) for any reason, excused or unexcused—is a primary cause of low academic achievement and a powerful predictor of which students will eventually drop out of school. With an estimated five to seven and a half million students chronically absent each year, chronic absenteeism is a national problem that seriously undermines our collective efforts to improve education and life outcomes among our youth.
There is a cumulative influence of chronic absence such that with every year of chronic absenteeism, an increasing percentage of students drop out of high school. The Utah Education Policy Center found that more than half of all Utah children who were chronically absent (18 school days or more) for two years dropped out of high school.