Student Behavior Expectations and Conflict Resolution
Our intention is to create a safe and welcoming environment where all children are able to give their personal best toward academic, social, and personal growth. Similar to how children learn to read or solve math problems, positive behavior is a skill best learned when taught with clarity. And like academic learning, we recognize children learn behavioral skills in different ways. The Argonaut School staff commits itself to a safe, interactive learning environment that promotes respect, accountability, and safety.
Please review the documents on this page regarding expectations for student behavior during the school day.
Suspension and Expulsion
The SUSD Board of Trustees desires to provide district students access to educational opportunities in an orderly school environment that protects their safety and security, ensures their welfare and well-being, and promotes their learning and development. The Board has developed rules and regulations setting the standards of behavior expected of district students and the disciplinary processes and procedures for addressing violations of those standards, including suspension and/or expulsion. For more information regarding SUSD discipline please refer to board policy 5144 and 5144.1
The staff of Argonaut Elementary recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning and school attendance. We desire to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. Argonaut Elementary staff, students, and parents establish student safety as our top priority and shall not tolerate the bullying of any student.
Bullying, for the purposes of discipline, is defined in California Education Code 48900 (r) as severe or pervasive physical or verbal conduct, including electronic communications, that:
- reasonably places a student in fear of harm to their person or property,
- has a substantially detrimental effect on their physical or mental health,
- substantially interferes with their academic performance,
- or, causes substantial interference with a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a school.
At Argonaut Elementary we are committed to a safe and welcoming environment. No student or group of students shall be subject to physical, written, or verbal harassment and intimidation of any kind, including harassment through electronic communication. We are also committed to supporting the underling needs of any child found to be engaging in bullying as well as working toward resolution and care for any child who is the victim of bullying behavior. Students engaging in bully behaviors are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension and expulsion from school.
We also are mindful that behavior is sometimes labeled as “bullying”, when other descriptions such as social conflict or teasing are more helpful for understanding and resolving the problem. If you have concerns your child may be experiencing bullying or is bullying others, please contact your child’s teacher.