Behavior in Specials

Special Area Classroom Management Plan

This year all special area teachers will be using the same classroom management plan. The goal of the plan is to provide more learning time for students. Simplicity of the rules and familiarity of the expectations will create a fun and beneficial atmosphere for all students.


1. Be Safe

2. Be Kind

3. Be Responsible

Consequences will be enforced on a daily basis with the exception of tallying timeouts. Students receive one warning each day before receiving a 10 minute timeout (5 minutes for kindergarten) for an infraction of any of the rules. Parents will be contacted after 2 timeouts in Art or Music and 4 timeouts in PE for that 6 weeks. 

1. 1 Warning

2. Time Out – 10 minutes (5 minutes for Kindergarten students)

3. Parent Contact

a. Art/Music – after 2 Time outs total per 6 weeks

b. PE – after 4 Time outs total per 6 weeks

A student’s citizenship grade will be determined by their success in the plan. All students start with a Satisfactory grade. Parents will receive a phone call before that grade is dropped.

E – 0 Time Outs + consistent respectfulness, initiative, peer mentoring (none of this is teacher prompted)

S – 0-2 Time Outs in Art or Music; 0-4 Time Outs in PE (PE see students twice as much)

N – 3 Time Outs in Art or Music; 5 Time Outs in PE (parent will be contacted to notify)

U – 6 Time outs in Art or Music; 12 Time Outs in PE (parent will be contacted to notify)

Referrals – Referrals will be reserved for extreme behavioral issues, such as, but not limited to, physical altercations, threats, or other bulling behaviors. For grading purposes a referral will count as two time outs.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Special Areas Team