Behavior Standards and Code of Conduct
Anwatin educators have created a building-wide engagement plan which includes classroom expectations for excellence and they are posted in every classroom. In addition, each teacher has a student engagement plan, created with students in mind. When a student does not follow expectations, the staff will utilize the following steps as deemed appropriate for the specific child and situation:
  1. the student will take a break in the classroom (TAB-IN) and/or be redirected by the teacher so the student may refocus and return to learning
  2. if the above did not work, the student will take a break in a nearby assigned classroom, often referred to as a buddy room, (TAB-OUT), where they will reflect on the needs and consequences related to their behavior and plan a better way and return to the original classroom so learning may continue when they are prepared
  3. if the above steps are not successful or if the level of behavior requires a higher level of intervention, a behavior dean or designated member of the student support team will respond and will escort the student out of the classroom or the student will be sent to the staff member and a written referral documenting the incident

Staff will re-teach expectations and restorative activities such as a meditation, circle, or tasks may be assigned to help students in repairing relationships within our school community. Administrative action when appropriate and available may also be used in response to misbehavior including detention, loss of classroom/setting privileges, behavior contracts, an alternative instruction room (AIR), and removal from instruction. Suspension may be considered depending on the level of behavior and the needs of the student as determined by Student Support Team members. In the case of a suspension, students and families will be notified as soon as the investigation is completed. Upon return from suspension, a parent/guardian may be requested to attend a re-admit meeting in which a plan is established to ensure a successful return to a productive and safe learning environment as well as to determine what restorative steps the student will take to make things right with any individuals impacted by their actions. Referrals Teachers want students in class and have procedures designed to ensure student success and learning in the classroom. If a student is breaking a rule but not disrupting others, they might have a consequence other than leaving the classroom. But if a student is disrupting the lesson, the teacher is expected to utilize the most appropriate response depending on the behavior: a buddy room (TAB-OUT) or a referral to a dean so the lesson can continue and the individual student can process their situation in a timely and appropriate manner.

Problem Solving Behaviors on PBISWorld

MPS District Policies and Documents:
Behavior Standards and Code of Conduct: Policy 5200;  Regulations 5200A and 5200B

The policy sets clear expectations, defines consistent responses and helps staff members find alternatives to suspensions, especially in early grades. The Behavior Levels help guide staff in determining appropriate responses to behaviors.  It also works to eliminate the disproportionate negative impact our current practices have on students of color and those who receive Special Education services. MPS engaged over 1,000 students, families and staff to develop the new discipline policy.

PDF Behavior Referral Steps   --  Current as of December 4, 2019
PDF Anwatin's 4 Non-Negotiables   --  Current as of August 21, 2018
PDF Lo que no es negociable   --  Para el uso a partir del 21 de agosto de 2018
Conduct Referral Form

Anwatin Staff will utilize this electronic referral to document an incident requiring response from the Student Support Team.