Conduct and Discipline
Rules and Expectations
Lincoln High School is a community, and the rules and expectations of the school are the law of the community. All those enjoying the rights of citizenship in our school community must also accept the responsibilities of citizenship. Understanding and living up to those responsibilities while in school is part of an education and contributes to success in the workplace and life after high school. Faculty and staff work to maintain an orderly and productive work environment in the school and classrooms. Behavior which disrupts this learning environment and interferes with the teacher’s right to teach or other student’s right to learn is not allowed. Students are expected to respectfully follow directions given by any staff member.
All expectations apply to students
1) On the school grounds, which includes: classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, field,
playground, parking lot, library, etc.
2) When they are in reasonable proximity of school grounds during, before and after school hours.
3) On school grounds during any other time when the school is being used by a school group.
4) Off school grounds during a school sponsored activity or event and on school buses.
When a student’s behavior is disruptive, staff may find it necessary to assign detention. The following process is used:
- A time will be arranged within a 24 hour period of the behavior.
- Every attempt will be made to inform a parent or guardian of the behavior and consequence. This could be done by staff or student.
- Detention may begin no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the start of school or no longer than 30 minutes after school.
If the student fails to keep this detention appointment, an additional consequence may be added to the initial detention. Parent contact will also be initiated.
NO SHOW FOR SECOND DETENTION WILL RESULT IN AN OFFICE REFERRAL.
If a student's choices result in a behavior referral, the student's parent/guardian will be contacted. Repeated poor choices will result in a progression of consequences. One or more of the following consequences could be assigned for a behavior referral:
- Intervention Specialist Referral
- In School Suspension (ISS)
- Short term suspension
- Long term suspension
- Emergency Expulsion
In School Suspension (ISS)
Lincoln Alternative High School operates an In School Suspension program as an alternative to having students suspended from school. ISS is a short-term suspension from the student’s regularly scheduled school day. Staff is notified by the ISS Supervisor of a student’s placement in the ISS room and for how long. The student completes their school work in the ISS room; where the supervisor monitors student’s work for the duration of his/her stay. During ISS, students are isolated from their peers. Students who continue to engage in inappropriate behaviors in the ISS classroom will immediately loose the privilege, and progressive discipline may result in out of school suspension