While at Congregation Gates of Heaven Religious School and Hebrew School, students will conduct themselves in a manner that is appropriate to a holy place and to the study of Torah.
Students will follow these rules:
Speak and behave respectfully toward others
Come to class on-time and prepared with books and completed homework assignments
Follow directions of teachers and other persons of authority
Remain seated unless otherwise instructed by the teacher
Raise a hand to speak in class
Parents will encourage positive attitudes toward study and behavior.
Teachers will encourage positive behavior through teaching and structure in the classroom.
The Educator and the Rabbi will support positive student behavior and maintain effective discipline within the school through regular observation and consultation with the teachers, students and parents to identify and resolve problems that affect a student’s learning or participation in the classroom or activities.
If a student violates this established brit limmud, corrective action with discretion and good judgment will be taken by the teacher, the Educator or the Rabbi in the following manner:
1. The teacher will remind the student of the rules and provide assistance to the students to behave appropriately.
2. If inappropriate behavior persists, the student will be asked to leave the class and meet with the Educator to develop a plan for appropriate behavior. The parents will be informed and their input solicited. The expectation is the child will return to class as a productive and positive member of the class.
3. If inappropriate behavior continues, the child will be asked to leave the class and complete the class work with the Educator. A conference will be held with the parents to determine what resources are needed for the child to be productive and positive in class. Parents may be required to accompany their child to class and remain in the classroom.
4. In the unlikely event that the problem persists, the Educator and the Rabbi will have the option to pursue indefinite suspension.
If a student violates the brit limmud in such a manner that the child is dangerous to himself, others, or destroying property, the child’s actions will be immediately reviewed with the parents and a plan developed for continuation or modification of the child’s participation in the school. The Educator or Rabbi may expel the child from school if the child continues to be unsafe.