BEHAVIOR: Desert Mountain has implemented a school wide behavior plan. All teachers are using the same rules and vocabulary. Expectations are posted throughout the school. This plan will be reviewed with students the first day of school. This is a positive behavior system in which students are recognized for their good behavior. The elements of the program stand for H.A.W.K. The breakdown of expectations looks like this:
HONORABLE: (*Take care of property *Be prepared *Be on time *Be honest)ACCOUNTABLE: (*Keep hands, feet, and objects to self *Raise hand to share ideas*Complete work on time)
WILLING ATTITUDE: (*Be where you are supposed to be *Stay on task *Use an inside voice)KIND: (*Use positive words and actions *Listen to all instructions and ideas*Support each other)
If students struggle with these expectations they will receive warnings, and then if the behavior continues - they will receive an "Incident". Parents will receive a call or email home letting you know that they have received an incident. A third incident results in a lunch detention. If behavior continues - office intervention will be implemented.
ASSIGNMENTS: I allow students to redo assignments. If they would like to improve a grade they may fix their paper and turn it in again. For tests and quizzes - students need to fill out a Re-Take contract. This contract must be signed by parents and returned promptly so that reteaching can occur. Students will have computer access weekly as they view their assignments and grades in Powerschools. It will be their responsible to find the assignments that they are missing. They will then need to locate these and quickly turn them in. If students have been absent due to illness or any other circumstance beyond their control, arrangements can be made to provide them with extra time.
GRADES: Each student will have a code that you will be able to access grades on powerschools . Please access these often. I will have grades updated several times a week. If you do not know your code, please see the front office. Approximately half way through each quarter I will print progress reports for students who are receiving a D or an F. Please view and sign/return these the following day. Assignments not completed will be given a score of 49% in the gradebook.SNACKS: We will be having a snack time after specials each day. If you would like, please send in a snack (PLEASE no peanut butter or nuts) for your student.BIRTHDAY TREATS: Unfortunately, because of COVID the District is not allowing birthday treats this year. If you would like to do a birthday treat that is NOT food, please let us know ahead of time so that we can schedule it.