Conduct 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 prepared

2. Listen to the speaker

3. Participate actively with our learning

4. Work on solving problems

5. Ask for help appropriately

Consequences will be enforced on a daily basis with the exception of tallying timeouts. Students receive 1 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 or 4 timeouts in PE during a 6 weeks grading period. 

1. 1 Warning

2. Timeout – 10 minutes (5 minutes for Kindergarten students)

3. Parent Contact

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

    b. PE – after 4 Timeouts 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 Timeouts + consistent respectfulness, initiative, peer mentoring (none of this is teacher prompted)

S – 0-2 Timeouts in Art or Music; 0-4 Timeouts in PE (PE sees students twice as much)

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

U – 6 Timeouts in Art or Music; 12 Timeouts 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 2 timeouts.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


Special Areas Team