At Or Ami, we are proud of the excellent educational environment we provide for our students. This Brit Kehillah supports the rights of each student to learn in an appropriate, safe environment. Further, it offers students the opportunity to participate in the management of their own behavior. Since your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for academic and spiritual growth, this plan will be in effect at all times.
1. I will listen politely when others are speaking.
2. I will use respectful language when speaking to others.
3. I will choose to follow directions the first time.
4. I will treat all students and adults with respect at all times.
5. I will keep my hands, feet and objects to myself.
6. I will respect and follow the classroom rules.
7. I will follow synagogue rules and policies.
Students are expected to...
1. Enter class on time, prepared to work. Students should enter and exit the classroom in a respectful, orderly way.
2. Bring necessary pens, pencils, books and other study materials to class.
3. Raise their hands and wait to be called upon.
4. Stay in their seats unless otherwise directed.
5. Respect the classroom environment, including its furnishings, equipment and work done by other students.
6. Give personal electronic equipment, cell phones or sports equipment brought to class to the teacher upon arrival.
7. Leave unrelated work at home or put away when class is in session.
9. Dispose of candy or gum properly prior to the start of class.
10. Use the bathroom at times determined by the teacher.
11. Comply with rules added to this list and/or that are amendments to this list, which are produced and communicated at the discretion of the teacher in each given class.
These are the consequences if a student chooses to break this brit (covenant):
After a general class warning
First Offense: Verbal warning from the teacher. Teacher may change or move student's seat.
Second Offense: Teacher will begin an "Office Discipline Referral Form" for the student.
Third Offense: Teacher will complete an "Office Discipline Referral Form" and send student to the school office. Parents will be contacted if their student is sent to the office.
Repeated Offenses: A student who is repeatedly asked to leave the classroom for inappropriate behavior will face additional consequences that may include parent conferences, suspension, or expulsion from school. Students who miss class time for disciplinary reasons are responsible for work missed. The Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Confirmation dates of suspended or expelled students may be postponed or cancelled at the discretion of the Rabbi, the Director of Education and Lifelong Learning, and the Religious School Committee.
Severe Infractions: Any student found in possession of or using alcohol, illegal drugs, cigarettes or dangerous objects or any student who is found stealing, vandalizing school property or engaging in fighting or physical assaults against other students or staff members will be recommended to the Religious School Committee for immediate expulsion from school for the remainder of the school year. If readmission is considered, expelled students will be expected to repeat the uncompleted grade upon re-enrollment.