S.T.A.R. Discipline Policy

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Discipline Plan

Under the S.T.A.R. point system, students earn points for good citizenship and lose
points for inappropriate behavior. All students begin each 4.5-week period with 100 S.T.A.R. points. During the 4.5-week period, students who fall below 80 points will have the opportunity to regain points back up to 80.

All students must have at least 80 S.T.A.R. points to be eligible to participate in
or attend any school activities such as in-school dances, field trips and class

Activities are planned during the year for students who keep high point totals. Students who maintain 80 or more points at the end of each 4.5-week period are apart of the Gold Club and will be rewarded by their homeroom teachers.

Students who maintain 100 points for the entire year and are not assigned in-school
or out-of-school suspension will become members of the Platinum Club. These
students will receive special recognition at the end of the year for their accomplishment.

Administrators, teachers, and staff can deduct points for violation of any school rule. Points can be earned back by serving Extended Thursday School (ETS) or doing
school and/or community service work. Each week S.T.A.R. points are totaled.
Grade level S.T.A.R. Coordinators (teachers on that particular grade level that log in the points) will file S.T.A.R. points and make them available to students by discreetly posting them in or near the classroom.

Weekly S.T.A.R. points are posted by each Tuesday. Students must have 80 or more points posted to attend any upcoming activity. All points earned or lost after the post date will apply to the next posting date. Students with questions about their S.T.A.R. points must see the S.T.A.R. Coordinator for adjustments.

Any student whose points are below 80 points at the time for posting must attend
ETS. Failure to attend ETS results in out-of-school suspension for one (1) day.

Remember, every student always has the opportunity to regain points up to, but not to exceed, 80 points.


Citizenship and character education are the focus of Extended Thursday  School (ETS).
Students will serve from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. A notice will be given to the student at least 24 hours in advance. Students who arrive after 2:35 p.m. are NOT allowed to attend. In addition, late students will not be permitted to make up ETS. Late students and students who refuse to serve may be suspended for one (1) day. Students are required to bring pencil and paper to ETS. No food or drink is allowed.


S.T.A.R. points can be EARNED for the following:

New book donation  +5

Classroom helper  +5

Teacher-approved book report  +10

Mandatory ETS  +10
Donation to shelters +10
All school fundraisers  +10
Community service +15 (accompanied w/letter on company letterhead)

S.T.A.R. points are DEDUCTED for the following:

Unprepared for class -3

Chewing gum/eating candy -3

Inappropriate dress -3

Tardy to class -3

Cafeteria misconduct -3

Skipping class -5

Disturbing class -5

Hallway/restroom misconduct -5

Profanity/Vulgarity -10

Abuse of school property -10

Disrespect/Discourteousness -10
Points may be earned and deducted at teacher’s discretion; however, only one offense
should be taken at a time and can supersede others.

S.T.A.R. Point

Everyone starts with 100 S.T.A.R. points.

Points will be deducted for violating the Code of Conduct.

 Points will be added for completing school and/or community service.

 Students with 80-100 points at the end of the six-week period will be rewarded.

Students who fall below 80 points and ineligible for field trips, parties, etc.

Students who do NOT have 80 or more points by the end of the six-week period will
receive an overall conduct grade of “N” or “U.”

Students maintaining 100 S.T.A.R. points all year will receive special recognition at
the end of the year.


80 – 100 S

60 – 79  N

  0 – 59 U

 This product derived and created by the DESA Discipline Committee

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