Everyone at Ramsey signs on to a student-created Social Contract to help guide them throughout the year. When students break this contract, Ramsey uses the “Take a Break” system to help students get back on track. For more serious disruptions, there are more serious consequences (see District Policies below.) In addition to the Social Contract, there are other areas such as the lunch room that will have specific rules to follow.
At the beginning of the year, Advisories determine, via consensus, the rules that will help them achieve their "Hopes and Dreams." Representatives from each advisory then meet to decide on the 3 - 5 school rules that students will follow for that year. Advisories go through this Social Contract and what it looks like, sounds like and feels like in the classroom, lunchroom, hallways, auditoriums, common spaces, field trips, etc…Social Contracts are posted in rooms and used to remind students to stay on task.
In class, if students break the communities Social Contract, possibly impacting everyone’s hopes & dreams, they will “take a break” to reflect on their actions. Each class has a designated spot in the classroom to reflect on their actions. If students cannot get back on task, a joiner will be called to help them process and adjust your behavior. Repeated instances will result in a referral.
If you would like to know more about Minneapolis Public Schools Discipline Policy, please go to: http://policy.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/policy_5200_2014.pdf. In addition, Minneapolis Public Schools has a “Discipline Grid” to better explain the policy: http://policy.mpls.k12.mn.us/uploads/levels_of_behavior_chart.pdf.
A dress code helps set the tone of the school. Administration reserves the right to determine what is appropriate for school. Students whose clothing does not meet the dress code will be required to change clothing. This includes, but is not limited to:
We will follow the district recommended drill practice. We will do announced and unannounced drills. We will practice 5 fire drills and 5 lockdowns in a variety of times during the school day.
Students are responsible for keeping their lunch table and area clean. They will be dismissed by the staff for movement outside when the entire table is clean. Dress for the weather. All students will go out to movement everyday.
Whether it is coming and going to school daily or on a field trip or athletic bus, students are expected to follow the Minneapolis Public Schools Bus Policy:
For more information about absences, please go to that section. If students are late a few minutes to class, they should give their passes to the teacher and get right to work. If they do not have a pass:
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