• Hillcrest Middle School's Discipline Policy:
    MTSS/RTI - B: RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION – BEHAVIOR 
    (The HMS School-Wide Prevention Program)
    Our progressive discipline is based on the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Response to Intervention – Behavior (RTI-B) program.
     
    Students are expected to conduct themselves in a proper manner at all times. Specific guidelines are outlined in the DVUSD Student Rights and Responsibility (SR & R) Handbook.  The school rules apply coming to school, going home from school, and at all school-sponsored events.  General misbehavior is handled by the classroom teacher in the following manner:
     
    PROGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS
    Step 1: Universal Interventions (Warning/Redirection)
    Step 2: 1st Minor Incident Report with Interventions
    Step 3: 2nd Minor Incident Report with Interventions and Parent Email
    Step 4: 3rd Minor Incident Report with Interventions and Parent Phone Call
    Step 5: Major Behavior Referral
     
    Consequences for inappropriate behavior will be given according to the DVUSD discipline guidelines as outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibility (SR & R) Handbook.
     
    Avoiding these steps comes from your child making good choices, and communicating with me if he or she feels the need to make a choice I may not understand. Please encourage your child to speak with me if a conflict arises, and I am sure we can overcome any obstacle before it becomes insurmountable.