Mt. Orab Elementary
Examples of Items that Merit Minor & Major Referrals
Minor or In-class write up
Same offense 2 times
First response – refocus
Second response – draw for red if refocusing for the same type of behavior as before. In addition, do a minor referral.
No principal action – teacher to make parent contact about behavior. This can be either a phone call, note, or write-up sent home.
Talking in class
Running in the hall
Touching others in annoying ways
Constant disruptions during learning/instruction time
Incomplete homework or class work
Being someplace other than where the student is supposed to be
Excessive noise in the hallways, bathrooms, cafeteria, etc.
Foul language (“cuss words”)
Major (Office Referral)
Putting another student in harm (violent intent)
Destruction of school, personal (teacher or student) property that cannot be repaired or cleaned up by the student
Acts that are sexual in nature
Chronic misbehavior with previous parental contact
Theft (use good judgment to determine if this is a minor or major offense)
False fire or other safety alarm
Foul or abusive language directed at others
STUDENTS SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO THE OFFICE (UNLESS AN EMERGENCY – FIST FIGHTING, ETC.)
WHEN POSSIBLE PLEASE NOTIFY THE OFFICE PRIOR TO SENDING A STUDENT IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION
A phone call to the student’s parent should be made before a student is sent to the office except in the event of a fight or other major issue.
PARENTAL CONTACT SHOULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST FORMS OF DISCIPLINE USED BY A TEACHER.
STUDENTS ARE NOT TO BE SENT TO BIP FOR DISCIPLINARY REASONS WITHOUT PRINCIPAL APPROVAL.