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    Family Handbook

          2520 33rd Street
       Sacramento, CA 95817
       Phone (916) 739-8520
         Fax (916) 739-8529

           2009 - 2010
Capitol Heights Academy aspires to be a community of lifelong learners who honor integrity, courage and
intellectual curiosity. In the spirit of Capitol Heights, we consciously commit ourselves:
 To unearth our students‟ potential through the development of their unique gifts, talents and passions.
 To nurture students‟ dreams by challenging and expanding the comfortable limits of thought, creativity, and
 To cultivate a safe environment that embraces the diversity of all humankind.
 To inspire active participation in our local and global communities.

 Teach state content standards to prepare each student for 5th grade promotion, high school & college.
 Teach the necessary concepts to your student before regular homework is assigned.
 Take into account the individual needs of each student as we plan & deliver instruction.
 Regularly communicate with parents as necessary regarding your student‟s progress.
 Teach and model the following:

Cooperation:    People are doing things together and enjoying it!

Assertiveness: Standing up for what you believe is rights without hurting anyone else‟s body, property, or feelings.

Responsibility: Doing what you know you should do even if no one else is watching or telling you to do it.

Empathy:       Joining someone else in their feelings.

Self-Control: Doing what‟s best even when you really want to do something else.

                                                                                “College for Certain”
                                                                                Represents our entire CHA
           College WalK!                                                         Family’s effort to prepare
        Walking from one place
                                                                                 students for academic and
          to another with the
                                                                                social success in high school
        purpose of maximizing
                                                                                         and college.
         our learning time and
                                              College Talk!
              recess time.
                                          Use academic language at
                                          all times while on school
                                           grounds with all peers
                                                 and adults.

We want you to be the best you can be! Read and follow these tips to help make you be a successful member of the
Capitol Heights Academy family:

         ASSIGNMENTS to class EVERY DAY.

      2. Copy your HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES into your AGENDA every day so you
         won't forget them when you get home.

      3. Don't get behind. Work on ASSIGNMENTS IN CLASS and AT HOME EVERYDAY.

      4. Be a good listener. Listen to DIRECTIONS, listen to ANNOUNCEMENTS, and listen to
         BULLETINS during class. We want you to know what's going on!

      5. Use your class time WISELY. STAY ON TASK!

      6. Always carry a book to read in your spare time.

      7. Take care of your BOOKS AND SCHOOL PROPERTY. Damaged or lost books must be paid for.


      9. If you are absent, take the responsibility for asking for make-up work. Make-up work must be completed
         in a timely manner. Failure to do so may result in a lowered grade.

      10. If you are having a problem, ask for help. Ask your teacher, advisor, or parent for assistance.

      11. Get involved in school activities: clubs, sports, leadership, volunteer work, tutoring.

      12. Keep Capitol Heights Academy CLEAN!

      13. Wear the proper uniform daily!
                                             DAILY OPERATIONS

Absences: Students must have absences cleared by their parent/guardian either by a phone call to the office or a
written note. Written excuses for an absence should be given to the Office Manager, Mrs. Brown the day after an
absence and before school begins.

We need all students at school every single day in order to make „College for Certain‟. Any student who has
accrued 10 absences total (both excused and unexcused) per trimester may not receive a passing grade for
their courses at the marking period (grade of 0 or NC).

Early Arrivals.
Students are not allowed on campus earlier than 7:45 a.m. The cafeteria opens at 7:45 am to serve breakfast until
8:00 a.m. Students attending breakfast must eat breakfast. Yard-Duty (teachers) report to the school yard at 7:55
a.m. Furthermore, students and families can enter the building to pay for breakfast and lunch starting at 7:45 a.m.
Otherwise, the school and classrooms are closed to students and families until 8:15 a.m. unless you have a pass or a
scheduled conference with a teacher.

Partial-Day Absences (doctor or dental appointments)
When students must be released from school for an appointment, they must bring a note from their
parent/guardian or have the parent/guardian call the office before school starts the morning of the appointment.
In order to leave campus for the appointment, the student most be accompanied by a parent, guardian or other
person listed on their Emergency Card. Students will remain in class until their parent or guardian arrives in the
office and signs them out!

Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)
School attendance is important to the success of a student's education. When students miss school they miss out
on valuable learning opportunities. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are required by law to assure regular attendance of all
minors between the ages of six and eighteen. Students with 3 or more unexcused absences, or who are excessively
tardy will be referred to the School Attendance Review Board (SARB).

Student Vacations.
Vacations must be scheduled during calendared breaks. Students who have absences in excess of 10% of the days
school is in session will be referred to SARB and required to provide medical verification for all subsequent
absences. And finally, they may be dropped from the Capitol Heights Academy student roster if attendance
problems are habitual.

Please be responsible for getting students to school and class on time with all their materials, and being ready to
work. Excessive unexcused tardies can also lead to a SARB referral (see Aspire Guidelines in First-Day-of-School

It is important that our campus is quiet and that students are in their classrooms learning. All students must have
an official, signed hall pass to be out of their assigned classes.
All Capitol Heights Hallways are SILENT ZONES at ALL TIMES, this applies to students AND parents. When
in hallways, the cafeteria, bathrooms, the library, or anywhere in and around the building, we expect to see College
Walk and hear College Talk so all of our students can prepare to make “College for Certain.”
            1. Inside voices should be used at all times while in the building
            2. Walking is the only appropriate way to pass through hallways (no playing in hallways will be
            3. Gently knock on doors before visiting another classroom and then wait for the teachers invitation
                before entering their classroom
            4. Avoid talking while walking in the hallway to avoid disturbing other classes.

Certain items are not allowed at Capitol Heights Academy because they interfere with learning. If brought to
campus, they will be taken from you. All confiscated items will be kept until picked up by a parent/guardian.
These items include:
    Radios and tape, CD, or MP3 players
    Large dolls or stuffed animals
    Laser pointers
    Permanent markers
    Cell phones, pagers, PDAs, or any electronic signaling devices
    Electronic games
    Still or video cameras (allowed with permission for academic purposes only)
    Balloons and party favors

Cell phones and pagers (Including Walkie-talkies) may be used before and after school ONLY. (Before 8:00 AM
and after 3:15 PM). They must remain turned off and out of sight during school hours. If you are caught using cell
phones or pagers during school, or if they are visible, they will be confiscated and will either be kept until the end of
the school year or held for a parent or guardian to pick up.

A student cannot get the job done without the proper materials and tools on hand every day. Students will be
required to have different items depending on the grade level. In general, each student must have the following
items at school each day:

       AGENDA

         Students are not allowed to carry book-bags or backpacks around campus. Book-bags and backpacks
          will be stored in a classroom closet or a teacher designated area in the classroom. Students will be
            given time to retrieve necessary classroom materials from their bags, and then their bags will be stored
            until the end of their class or the end of the day depending on the grade level. Students’ book-bags and
            backpacks will be temporarily confiscated and held in the office if they are found carrying them around campus during the
      school day.
Students may be eligible for the free/reduced lunch program. We need every family to complete a free/reduced
application during the first week of school each year. These forms are in your First Day Packet or please see the
cafeteria manager or office for the application. Students must use the Mealtime lunch accounting system (Mealtime
letter in packet) when paying for lunch. Lunch costs $2.55 per day, and $0.40 is the daily reduced lunch price.
Breakfast costs $1.30 per day, and $0.30 is the daily reduced breakfast price. Milk is $0.35 when sold separately.
Please see the Cafeteria Manager, Mrs. Flores before or during school to add money to your student‟s account if
they will be paying for lunch. Students will be required to pay for lunch when their account balance equals $0, and
they will only be allowed to eat lunch without paying for two days thereafter. Afterwards, they must pay for the two
days past due and any additional lunches. Students who do not purchase or bring lunch will be provided a cup for
water and they can retrieve items from the “share table.”

Make every effort to maintain a CLEAN and SAFE campus.

       Use your College Walk
       Use College Talk
       Use Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control
       Obey the requests of the school staff and parent volunteers.
       Place all paper and food trash into a trash can. Using trash as a basketball and the trash can as a basketball
        goal is prohibited.
       Keep hands to yourself and off others and their property.
       Stay in a single file line until you have exited the school lunch line.
       All students must go through the lunch line unless you have a visible lunch from home.

Saturday School occurs three times per school year. More importantly, it is a time to get to know your child‟s
teacher and our entire program! All Saturday Schools are mandatory. Students who do not attend Saturday Schools
will not be able to participate in school sponsored events and field trips.

                                          Saturday Schools for 2009/2010
                  Saturday, August 15            Saturday, January 23              Saturday, April 17

The office is responsible for the maintenance of health records and parental contact concerning health problems.
Please contact the office if there are specific health concerns school personnel should know. BE SURE WE
quickly in the event of illness or an emergency.

Please turn-in all lost and found items in to your teacher, the office, or a staff member.
The SOAR Program (Students Overcoming Academic Rigor)
The SOAR after-school tutoring program will offer FREE tutoring in math and reading for students teachers
identify as needing extra assistance in order to reach proficiency in general math & algebra, reading, and writing.
Some students will be required to attend SOAR to ensure they are at grade level or above in reading, writing, and
math. If students are required to attend SOAR and they repeatedly miss their class, they will be ineligible for field
trips, intramurals, ceremonies, Town Hall, all school sponsored events. Please help us help your students by making
sure students attend SOAR if necessary.

SOAR also provides an after-school enrichment class for students who want to advance their ability to apply
standards through art, drama, science, music, etc.

If your parent/guardian would like information about your progress in school, they may schedule a conference with
your teacher or advisor. You and your parent/guardian will also participate in student-led conferences:

Student-Led Conferences 2009-2010
    September 8-11, 2007 (All of these school days are ½ days to allow for conferences)
    March 8-11 (All of these school days are ½ days to allow for conferences)

Students are required to lead a conference presentation with their teacher, advisor, and parent/guardian. The
purpose of the conference is:
      For students to reflect on what they‟ve learned in each class.
      For students to share with their parent/guardian what they‟ve learned.
      For students to practice goal-setting and formal presentation skills.
      For parents/guardians to have an opportunity to meet with teachers and advisors.

If a parent/guardian has an urgent issue concerning their student they may schedule a meeting with the principal by
contacting the office. Please, however, consider meeting with the teacher first.

In the event there are discipline issues or academic concerns, a parent/guardian may be required to attend a meeting
with all of the student‟s teachers, advisor, and the principal.

Advisory Site Council (ASC)
   The ASC will meet every first Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting in September, (see School
   Calendar for exact dates). The ASC board will be made up of the principal, a teacher representative,
   two community members, two parents or guardians, and one staff member. This board will serve as
   an advisory council to the CHA Leadership Team (Principal and Lead Teachers). By attending these
   meetings you can hear about issues affecting CHA, and you can positively influence important
   decisions regarding issues impacting student achievement and school climate.

CHA Family Council
  The Family Council organizes programs and fund-raisers for the enrichment of our students and
  community. More information will soon be available about this exciting opportunity!

Note: Parents and guardians will also be asked to be Classroom Deans in order to coordinate volunteer efforts,
fundraisers, etc.
                                           ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Aspire‟s “Rites of Passage” (ROPES) projects emphasizes persistence and dedication to learn and use real world
skills. Teachers create opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding of the content standards and
important concepts through teacher or student-designed projects. Students are given this opportunity in order to
see the real world application of academic concepts. Students present their work to an audience who then evaluate
their work and provide feedback on their reasoning and presentation skills. 5th grade students will work on these
projects from at time to be determined by the teachers and principal. Presentations will take place during school or
after school.

You will receive a standards-based report card for each trimester (See Updated Calendar for dates). The first two
will be hand delivered by students, and students will be expected to return their report card folder signed by the
parent/guardian as proof they have received their report card.

Students are expected to complete homework every night, 5 days per week. In addition, students need to read an
age-appropriate level book for 30 minutes every night. It is important that students have a quiet place at home to
complete that work! If homework and classwork assignments are complete, the students are expected to read
during their established homework time. Students who read on their own generally get better grades and are more
successful in school. If you are absent, it is your responsibility to contact your teachers and get your make-up work
when you return to school. Many teachers will send a weekly homework packet, but please check with your child‟s
teacher for classroom-specific homework policies.

Students who do not complete and turn-in homework will be ineligible for field trips, intramurals, ceremonies,
Town Hall, and all school sponsored events. They will also be ineligible for such events if they do not adhere to
classroom consequences for failing to turn in homework. Please help us help your students by making sure students
have time to complete their homework and turn it in on designated days.

                                      LIBRARY AND BOOK POLICIES

Capitol Heights Academy has a wonderful library called the New York University (NYU) Library. Every class is
scheduled to visit the library once a week to checkout books. Students will not be charged late fees. However, if a
book is damaged or lost, students or families will be asked to replace that book or pay for it. Students will not be
allowed to check out books unless a signed permission slip is on file in the office or with the teacher.
Also, students cannot check out books until lost books are recovered or paid for in full. In addition, there
are three requests:
    1. Treat the books well. The better you care for the book or magazine, the more people will be able to read
        and enjoy it.
    2. When you checkout a new book or magazine, return the old one so that others may enjoy it. Check your
        backpack, your shelves at home, and under your bed once in awhile and bring the books you‟ve finished
        back to the NYU Library!
    3. Read. Read. READ! And enjoy.
Books and agendas are a critical part of our instructional program. They are very expensive to replace and upon
checkout become the responsibility of you and your parent/guardian. Students must pay for lost or stolen textbooks and
library books. Any student with an unpaid book bill may be excluded from participation in school activities.

CHARGES FOR TEXTBOOKS (per occurrence, subject to change)
Writing on pages, inside cover, outside edges……………………...…………………………….                                                                       $1.00
Severely bent corners ……………….. ....................................................................... $2.00
Other cover damage that is not too severe .................................................................. $4.00
Torn pages ....................................................................................................................... $1.00
Missing pages .................................................................................................................. $2.00
Missing or damaged bar-code inside on first page .................................................... $5.00
Broken spine, torn cover (book must be rebound) ................................................. $10.00
Never covered, lost luster (on new books), dirt on cover, etc................................. $5.00
Lost book or Water damage (book must be replaced – cost depends on the book)
School Agenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.00
                                                     PARTICIPATION AND SCHOOL SPIRIT

Student activities are considered a privilege. Activities are planned to enrich and
stimulate the social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of students. Examples                                                               of
student activities are:
       Intramural (Athletic) Events
       Field-trips
       Any other group activity sponsored or funded by the school

Student Leadership members must maintain a C average and be recommended by all Faculty and Staff members.
Student Council members must follow the school rules and uniform policy at all times. Excessive tardies, absences,
or truancy will result in removal from Council. Any member who commits a serious violation of school rules, such
as fighting, cheating, etc., will be suspended from Leadership. Off campus suspension will also result in suspension
from Leadership.

Town Hall takes place on Fridays from 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm. Some typical town hall events include cultural
presentations and guest speakers. During Town Hall, students will be recognized as “Eagle of the Week” and for
being outstanding community members. There is often a significant investment in time and money in preparation
for an assembly program. Special attention to etiquette and good citizenship is expected of all students during the

Numerous field trips are held during the school year, and they may be organized by teams, clubs, teachers or
       Students are responsible for making up any class work that is missed.
       Students who are late returning to the bus on field trips will not be allowed to participate in any future trips
        and may face disciplinary action.
        Students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the return time, or may lose the privilege of future
         school activities.
Note: Students must have a signed parent permission slip to participate in any school-sponsored field trip. This applies to trips held
during, before or after school, and weekends.

                                       INCENTIVE AND AWARDS PROGRAMS

Eagle of the Week, Student of the Month, and end-of-year awards.

Volunteer Awards Ceremony: A special awards ceremony to honor our parent and community volunteers will be
each trimester. A complimentary brunch, certificate, and gift will be awarded to parents who volunteer in
classrooms or in other capacities in and around the building.

                               Capitol Heights Academy
                               Standards & Expectations

       You may have a 12 fluid ounce or smaller water bottle in class (except for around computers).
       No food/gum/candy/drinks are allowed in classrooms.
       No hot chips, regular chips, candy, gum, pop (soda)or mints are allowed in school or on school grounds
       (junk food will be confiscated and held for one day for pickup, afterwards it will be thrown out)
       Eat only at approved times and in approved areas.
       Use the most College Talk, positive language, at all times no profanity, name-calling or insults.
       Look professional at all times. No sagging, no headgear, and no oversized clothes (some type of belt
        will be provided if pants are not on the waistline).
       Physical Education participation based on California State Standards is required unless a doctor‟s note is on
        file in the office.
       Be proud of and care for School Property, grounds and class displays.
       Don‟t litter
       Don‟t destroy or write on the school buildings, grounds or property.
       Don‟t be wasteful or careless with school supplies.
       Be prepared and on time to learn. Have all of your class materials out at the beginning of every class (pen,
        pencil, paper, and book). Class begins in line: the line is quiet, calm and orderly. Remain in class until
        dismissed by the teacher.
       Carry yourself with respect and show respect toward others.
       When any other person is speaking, listen quietly, stay still, make eye contact and turn your body towards
       Maintain a peaceful learning environment. No fighting, horsing around, hitting one another, loud noises, etc.
        Do not interfere with other students‟ opportunity to learn.

    Always be aware of strangers in cars or standing around in the community as you walk to and from school.
    Avoid anyone who looks or acts suspicious.
    Walk in groups of two (2) or more whenever possible.
    If you feel threatened or afraid, go to the nearest house and ring the bell.
    Report any suspicious behavior to your parent or to school staff.
                                    CHA Behavior Management Plan

I.     Vision:
       a. We will create a safe, learning environment that provides all students with the behavioral and
          academic skills necessary to reach their fullest potential and become responsible life long learners.

II.    Goals:
       a. Reduce referrals for disruptive behavior in the classroom by 65%
       b. Reduce referrals for student misbehavior in cafeteria and during recess by 65%
       c. Increase positive feedback in all common areas

III.   Expectations For Staff:

       In order to reach our goals we are expected to:
       a. Recognize all students are capable of behaving appropriately and all staff accept the responsibility
           for implementing behavior management strategies consistently

       b. Establish an effective classroom management plan which includes rules, disciplinary consequences and
          positive incentives

       c. Teach students appropriate behavior in both the classroom and common areas of the school

       d. Use explicit directions to communicate to students at all times how they are expected to behave in order
          to be successful at school

       e. Monitor student behavior and provide consistent positive feedback (3:1 ratio positive to negative) to
          students who choose to comply with expectations

       f. Monitor student behavior and quickly provide corrective action in accordance with the school policy in
          a calm, respectful manner when students choose to misbehave

       g. Take the steps necessary to build trusting relationships with all students, especially those who are at risk

IV.    School-wide Expectations For Student Success
       a. Students use CARES, College Talk, College Walk, and makes “College for Certain” every day by
               i. Following the directions of all staff at all times
              ii. No teasing or bullying
             iii. No provoking or fighting
             iv. No littering or defacing and damaging of school property
              v. Hands and feet to yourself at all times and no horse-play

V.     Expectations For Common Areas
       a. Playground
               i. Follow directions of ALL staff
              ii. Use CARES
             iii. Use College Walk and College Talk
      iv.    Follow the rules of the game and play safely
       v.    Sit without talking or moving around on “The Bench”
      vi.    No drop-kicking balls
      vii.   No chasing other students at any time unless during organized, adult-supervised games

b. Lunchroom
       i. Follow directions of ALL staff
      ii. Use CARES
     iii. Use College Walk and College Talk at all times
     iv. Use “inside voices”
      v. Clean up your area

c. Hallway
       i. Follow directions of ALL staff
      ii. Use CARES
     iii. Use College Walk
     iv. Silent Hallways
      v. No food or drink (only clear water-filled bottles no larger than 17 oz. allowed)

d. Bathroom
        i. Follow directions of ALL staff
       ii. Use CARES
      iii. Use College Walk and College Talk
      iv. Keep bathroom clean – water in the sink, flush toilets, and use 1 pump of soap
       v. Respect school property – no graffiti or vandalism

e. Morning Yard/Afternoon Yard
       i. Follow directions of ALL staff
      ii. Use CARES
     iii. Use College Walk and College Talk
     iv. No playing on playground or with playground equipment
      v. No chase other students

f. Library
        i. Follow directions of ALL staff
       ii. Use CARES
      iii. Whisper
      iv. Respect books – no writing in books, return books on time, protect books while at home
       v. Push in chairs
      vi. Signed permission slip required to check out books and take them home
     vii. No food or drink (water bottles not allowed in the Library)

g. Town Halls & Special Events
       i. Follow directions of ALL staff
      ii. Use CARES
     iii. Use College Walk and College Talk
     iv. Clap only and respond only when appropriate – no screaming

h. Eagle Reflection Room (during morning and lunch recess)
       i. Silent and Head Down (K-3)
      ii. Silent and written reflection for 4th and 5th grade students (Copy or Create Essay)
              iii. Duty takes students to bathroom and then to line
              iv. Contact teacher and parents when students misbehave

       i. Bench
              i. Eagle Reflection Room after offenses on the bench (given by Bench Monitor)
             ii. Repeat offenders sent to the office for a referral
            iii. Sitting without talking on the bench
            iv. During recess, benches are only for students who did not meet recess expectations

VI.    Positive Feedback All Students Will Consistently Receive
       a. Verbal recognition of appropriate behavior
       b. Positive phone calls/notes to family members
       c. Classroom Incentives
       d. Eagle Bucks for purchases in Eagle Store
       e. Eagle of the Week & Free Dress Passes
       f. Attendance to Special Events and Field Trips

VII.   Referral To Office For Disruptive Behavior
       Disruptive Behavior: student behavior that disrupts the delivery of the lesson and/or the learning of other
       a. 1st Offense = Administrator and student conference, or parent conference, or in-school suspension
           in another class plus following up relationship building intervention with student by teacher and/or
           administrator – Teacher must contact parent within 24 hours and log in Powerschool.
       b. 2nd Offense = Parent Conference or in-school suspension plus follow up relationship building
           intervention with student by teacher and/or administrator – Teacher logs offense in Powerschool
           and logs parent contact within 24 hours.
       c. 3rd Offense = in-school suspension plus relationship building intervention with student by teacher
           and/or administrator and schedule Student Study Team (SST) for chronic misbehavior – Teacher
           logs offense in Powerschool and logs parent contact (letter suggested, teachers keeps copy) within
           24 hours.
       d. 4th Offense = Parent Conference and Behavior Contract initiated

VIII. Referral To Office For Severe Ed Code Violations
      a. Students who engage in severe behavior problems (i.e. Fighting, Weapon possession, etc.) will
         automatically be suspended (days will increase as suspensions increase) and Behavior Contract may
         begin. Refer to appropriate agency.
      b. After 2nd Suspension, an SST and behavior contract are required. Referral to appropriate agency.
*Written referrals will ONLY be given by principal. Teachers will be consulted for discipline
recommendations. Teachers must submit a Powerschool Log entry within 15 minutes after sending a student
to the office. Teachers must use one or more of the response choices in Appendix D when completing an
Office Referral Log Entry. Please follow directions in Appendix C.

IX.    Interventions for Chronic Classroom Behavior Challenges
       a. Students who receive 3 or more Office referrals in a trimester will receive one or more of the
                     i.   Teacher Parent Conference Required
                    ii.   Student Study Team Meeting; implement Positive Behavior Support Plan
                   iii.   Reduced Recess or Community Service
                   iv.    In-School Suspension
                    v.    Behavior Contract
                   vi.    School Suspension

   X.      Corrective Actions for Cafeteria and Recess
           a. 1st Offense = Warning
           b. 2nd Offense = Yellow Card (Y) = loss of half of recess (7 minutes)
           c. 3rd Offense = Purple Card (P) = loss of all recess (15 minute loss of recess),
                                                  Duty person alerts Teacher
           d. Not meeting Bench expectations = Eagle Reflection Room for next recess
           e. 3 Purple Cards in a week or trimester could warrant a conference with Yard Duty, Teacher, student,
              and parent/guardian
           f. Repeat offenses at the lunch table will result in a new individual seating assignment or class seating
           g. Duty person, teacher, student and parent conference required.

   XI.     Tardy & Truancy Policy
           a. See Aspire Guidelines or CHA Student Handbook

   XII.    Classroom Consequences
           a. 2nd and 3rd Consequences will vary in each classroom (see Teacher)
                    i. 1St    – Warning
                   ii. 2nd    – Teacher Choice
                  iii. 3     -- Teacher Choice
                  iv. 4th     – Parent Contact (or Advisor Contact for 6-8)
                   v. 5th     – Send to Office and log in Powerschool
                                (see Appendix D for directions to log incidents)

 Teacher Detentions/Suspensions. Teachers may assign class detention with parent notification. Failure to
attend a teacher detention may result in further disciplinary action or require immediate parent/guardian

Conflict Management. Students who have problems with each other may choose to work those out with the
assistance of their advisor or the principal.

In-School Suspension. Students may be assigned an In-School suspension when the student has committed a
serious offense or has repeatedly broken school rules. In-School suspension will take place in your advisor‟s class or
another teacher‟s classroom. Students will spend the entire day in a classroom where they will do work assigned by
all of their teachers. Students will follow the same schedule as the teacher they are assigned to serve the On-Campus
suspension with.

Suspension. Students who have committed a serious offense or who have repeatedly broken school rules will be
assigned home suspension. The student will not be allowed on the campus until the time is served and a
parent/guardian conference or telephone contact has been held. This may be from one to five days in length.
Suspensions will increase incrementally by one day for every offense. For each suspension a parent must
return with their student for and meet with the advisor and teacher who suspended them. Although
students can return to school after a five day suspension, students may be assigned on-campus suspension until a
parent/guardian conference is held.

Campus Beautification. Campus Beautification is also a disciplinary program in which students will be required
to spend their recess breaks or after-school time cleaning the school grounds as a consequence for repeat offenses.
We hope this measure increases pride in our school climate and culture, and ownership of the campus. Parents
must provide transportation for students assigned to the after-school beautification program.

Behavior Contract
As a final measure a student may be placed on a Behavior Contract. If a Behavior Contract is assigned, then we will
meet with the student‟s parents and inform them that if their student breaks the contract before it expires, then they
will be dropped from the Capitol Heights Academy Student roster.

By adhering to these guidelines and expectations, we are positive that your child, our Eagle, will make “College for
Certain” every day.