Al-Iman School Discipline Policy

It is the responsibility of every student and parent to read and be aware of Al-Iman School’s discipline policy. This policy serves as the first step to ensuring that all middle school are aware of the policy for inappropriate behavior.

Not knowing the rules and regulations specified in this policy will not be considered a valid excuse for violations. It is the responsibility of all students and parents to familiarize themselves with the school`s policies and procedures.

The purpose of the discipline policy is to ensure a safe, positive, learning environment in the school for all students. For this reason, the aim of disciplinary measures is to correct the students and help them learn from their mistakes except in cases where the behavior is so severe that it puts the safety or integrity of the school in jeopardy.

Consequences for Inappropriate and Unacceptable Behavior:
Al-Iman school staff will notify parents promptly when their child engages in unacceptable or inappropriate behavior. This will be done via telephone calls, Minor and Major Offense reports, and other means, which will ensure prompt communication.
Disciplinary actions may include not being eligible for A and B honor roll, academic recognition, elected student positions, loss of privileges, OTB, lunch detention, in-school suspension, out-of-school suspension, or expulsion.

NOTE: Al-Iman School prohibits the use of corporal punishment. No school personnel, substitute teacher, or volunteer may use corporal punishment to discipline any student. Corporal punishment is all forms of physical punishment including, but not limited to, spanking, paddling, shoving, pulling hair, pinching or slapping. Al-Iman School personnel may use reasonable force to control behavior or to remove a person from the scene in situations where necessary.

LEVEL 1: DEMERIT INFRACTIONS:
Level 1 infractions can be handled by any staff members regardless of assigned grade or position. Ordinarily, staff members authorized to engage in Level 1 behavior as they see fit. Upon giving a demerit staff member will inform student and ask them to sign the infraction form. Students are given the option to appeal a demerit if they have reasons to do so.

ALL LEVEL 1 INFRACTIONS ARE SUBJECTED TO RECEIVING A DEMERIT.
*Student may receive a first time warning for level 1 infraction if staff member deems it beneficial to correct the behavior.

Level 1 Infractions
 Disruptive Behavior
 Not prepared for class
 Tardiness between classes
 Violating classroom rules
 Chewing gum
 Littering
 Using the elevator without permission
 Out of classroom/Hallway Behavior/Masjid Behavior
 Engaging in minor verbal and/or written altercation, insulting, taunting, or challenging another student
 Using, displaying, or possessing any electronic devices without approval from teacher
 Using the elevator without permission
 Out of classroom/Hallway Behavior/Masjid Behavior
 Engaging in minor verbal and/or written altercation, insulting, taunting, or challenging another student
 Using, displaying, or possessing any electronic devices without approval from teachers/Administration on school premises:
a) First infraction: Violation will result in confiscation of the electronic device, and
parent will be required to pick it up from Front Office.
b) Second warning will result in confiscation of the electronic device and the
student will not be permitted to bring the device to school for the rest of
the school year. The parents will be notified immediately.

Other level 1 Infractions:

Number of Demerits: Action:
 1 Demerit = 1 Day of Lunch Detention: 1st Phone Call Home/ or email
 2 Demerit= 1 Day of Lunch Detention: 1st Parent conference
 3 Demerit= 2 Days of Lunch Detention: 2nd Phone Call Home/ or email
 4 Demerit= After School Orientation: 2nd Parent/Student Conference
 5 Demerit= 3rd Parent/ Student conference to discuss Behavior Contract
 6 Demerit= In Team Suspension and probation for one quarter
Accumulating more than 6 demerits per quarter will result in office referral for a Level 2 Infraction. Failure to meet Behavior Contract requirements will result in the prohibition from participating in the end of year activities (up to the middle school team’s discretion).
8th Grade students who reach 15 demerits or more will result in the prohibition from participating in the end of year fieldtrip.

LEVEL 2: ETHICAL/MORAL INFRACTIONS:

A student charged with a Level 2 infraction shall be subject to the disciplinary actions listed below.

1. Immediately, all necessary information and circumstances will be examined. Parents or guardian will be contacted and made aware of the apparent infraction
2. A parent/teachers conference will be arranged and consequences for the infraction will be determined

This list of violation is notall inclusive, but only representative and illustrative. A student committing an improper act of misconduct that does not happen to be specifically listed is still subject to disciplinary action.

INFRACTIONS II DEFINITION 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
2.1. Academicmisconduct Plagiarizing, cheating, copyinganother’s work, attempting to gain or gaining unauthorized access to material, using submitting, or providing data or answers dishonestly, by deceit, or by means other than those authorized by the teacher. Warning/Behavior contract, Zero/no re-test, and parent conference 1-2 days in school suspension 2-3 days out of school suspension.
2.2. Inappropriate language using any form of cursing, no matter what language in which it is spoken in, including hand or bodily gestures, including implied inappropriate language. Detention, or 1 day suspension, and parent conference 1-2 days in school suspension 2-3 days out of school suspension.
2.3. Lying giving or providing intentionally untrue or misleading information or communication detention, or 1 day suspension, and parent conference 1-2 days in-school suspension 2-3 days out of school suspension.
2.4. Damage or destruction of property causing, attempting to cause, or threatening to cause damage to school or private property causing minor damage or defacing school or private property under $50 restitution, 2 days in school suspension, restitution, 2-3 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion restitution 3-5 days expulsion.
2.5. Misuse of equipment/(Zero tolerance) students using school online services for illegal, inappropriate, or obscene purposes, loosing computer privilege depending on severity of infraction and parent meeting 1 week of out of school suspension expulsion upon ASC review.
2.6. Misuse of cell phones: (permission slip policy) Must beturned into the front office before going to class. Students may not use cellphones in the school building at
any time. Warning/confiscation demerit, contract for additional infraction device will be confiscated to the end of the year. 1-3 day out of school suspension. Device will be confiscated to the end of the year.
2.7. Insubordinations refusing to comply, either verbally or non verbally with areasonable request or directive MGS (Mandatory Guided Study: IDay in School.) Suspension 1-2 days in-school suspension and behavior contract 2-3 days out of school suspension.
2.8. Loitering & trespassing being present in or about a school or under one or more of the following circumstances:
1. After a reasonablerequest to leave.
2. Being in the school building or on schoolgrounds without permission or authorization, or refusing to comply with a request to leave school premises 2 Days Lunch Detention 1-2 days in-school suspension and behavior contract 1-2 days in-school suspension/out of school suspension if infraction is excessive.
2.9. Skipping Classes & Truancy being out of area without permission. Being absent from school without authorization, failure to follow properattendance check-in, check-out and absence procedures. Week lunch detention/behavior contract 1-2 days in-school suspension 2-3 out of school suspension.
2.12. Fighting engaging in verbal, hitting, punching, or any other kind of physical altercation, whether initiating or retaliating. 1-2 days in school suspension. 3-5 days out of school suspension. Expulsion upon ASC review.
2.13. Bullying engaging in verbal, written, physical, emotional and/or threatening acts of bullying 1-2 days in school suspension, written warning, parent meeting and action plan 3-5 days out of school suspension. Expulsion upon ASC review
2.14. Electronic access (Social Contract needs to be signed by parent and student) Using without authorization electronic passwords, codes for any reason, including but not limited to accessing, controlling, or disabling technological devices or services 1 day in school suspension, conference with administration and parent will be asked to pick-up device. 1-2 days out of school suspension, device will be confiscated until the end of the school year. 2-3 days out of school suspension, device will be confiscated until the end of the school year, possible expulsion depending on severity of infraction (upon ASCReview).
2.15. Uniform Violation Violating school uniform dresscode will result in confiscation of clothing item(s) and the appropriate uniform item(s) willbe provided and parent(s) will be billed accordingly. Parents notified by phone, demerit, uniform lognotice, and formfilled out by parents. 1 day in school suspension. 2-3 days out of school suspension.
2.16. Use of Elevator Using the elevator without prior permission from the office during school hours unless accompanied by staff member. Verbal warning and demerit 2 days lunch detention 1 day in School Suspension, additional violations may cause expulsion (upon ASC Review).

Note: Any student charged with a subsequent level 2 infractions can be referred to the administration for expulsion.
LEVEL 3 INFRACTIONS: CONDUCT THAT IS SERIOUS OR ILLEGAL AND IS POTENTIALLY LIFE OR HEALTH THREATENING.

Al-Iman School considers all three level infractions to be very detrimental to the school and its students. A student charged with a Level 3 violation may be subject to an immediate open suspension of up to 14 days and a recommendation for expulsion to the school board and/or legal action. Students expelled from Al-Iman School due to level three infraction may not be reinstated at a later date. The proper authorities will be notified in the event that a student commits any illegal act. Parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required to meet with school personnel and the proper authorities. This list of violations is not all inclusive, but only representative and illustrative. A student committing an improper act of misconduct, which does not happen to be specifically listed is still subject to disciplinary and/or legal action.

INFRACTIONS III DEFINITION 1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
3.17. Altering official documents Forging, falsifying, or unauthorized alteration of a document 2-3 days out of school suspension 3-5 days out of school suspension,recommended for expulsion. Expulsion upon ASC review.
3.18. Intimidation or Menacing incitement Threatening another, either verbally ornonverbally, by inflicting fear or damage to property, instigating, or encouraging acts of misconduct 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.19. Arson Utilizing unauthorized fire, smoke, or explosives, which present a risk of danger to life orproperty 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion, BPD notified.
3.20. Assault/Felonious Striking with aweapon with the intent to inflict, orinflicting bodily harm 3-14 days outof school suspension, recommended for expulsion, BPD notified.
3.21. Bomb Threatsor False Alarms Making a knowingly false statement regarding the possession or location of explosiveor incendiary materials, activating the fire alarm system, or making false “911”calls. 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion, BPD notified.
3.22. Breaking and Entering Breaking into and/or entering any school building, facility, office rooms, storage space, or other enclosure without authority to do so 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion, BPD notified.
3.24. Vandalism Destroying,damaging, or defacing school or private property in awillful or malicious manner 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.25. Offensive Material. Student lockers are school property, inspection of student lockers is possible at anytime. Producing, possessing, or distributing materials that offend commondecency or morals in the school community 3-14 days outof school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.26. Reckless Endangerment Acting in a willful manner, and although not intending to cause harm, places others in jeopardy of injury, or results in the damage destruction,or defacement of school or private property 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.27. Extortion by threat, intimidation, or coercion Obtaining money, information, or property from another student 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.28. Gambling Participating in or the organizing games of chance to gain money or other items 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.29. Legal but dangerous substances. Using, selling, purchasing, distributing, possessing or attempting to possess, substances capable of producing a change in behavior or altering a state of mind or feeling, and paraphernalia 3-14 days outof school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.30. Sales, use, possession, or distribution of alcohol, drugs, tobacco products orother chemical control substances. Using, selling, purchasing, distributing, possessing or attempting to possess, mood altering chemicals, or substances (including counterfeit or look-alike substances) distributing any narcotics, drugs controlled substances of any kind, or alcoholic beverages, or other intoxicant on school property or at school functions or events 3-14 days outof school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.31. Theft Stealing, attemptingto steal, possessingor transferring schoolor private property or participating in the theft or attempted theft of school or private property. Restitution requirements, severity of infraction will be taken into consideration. 1-5 days out of school suspension for attempting to steal and possessing or transferring school or private property 5-14 days out of school suspension for stealing, will be subject to severity recommended for expulsion, behavior contract and documentation of counseling required.
3.32. Possession orconcealment ofweapon ordangerousinstrument Using, possessing,attempting topossess, brandishingor concealing anyweapon, dangerousinstrument, device,materials, look alike,replicas, or any otheritem deemed to bedangerous. Thedefinition of a knifeincludes, but is notlimited to, acuttinginstrument consistingof a sharp bladefastened to a handle. 3-14 days outof school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.33. Obscenities, Verbal abuse, vulgarity towardsschool, school personnel or in general
directing obscene, abusive, vulgar, profane harassing, insulting, racial,sexual, religious or ethnic slurs, written or verbal, toward school personnel or any adult member oft he school community. This shall include use of obscene gestures and signs that willfully intimidate, insult, or in any other manner, abuse others. 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.34. Gender fraternization; promiscuous behavior; committing acts that are sexual in nature and fall outside the Islamic teaching on this matter, relations both inside the school and outside. Relations between the sexes dating, meeting in private, during school hours/school sponsored activities. 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.
3.35. Abusive Use of Electronic and MEDIA/Cyberbullying.
Student and parents will sign a social media contract. Use of a cell phone in an inappropriate manner. Cheating through instant photography, instant messaging or other means. Recording an individual without consent or use of device in any other deviant manner. 3-14 days out of school suspension, recommended for expulsion.

LUNCH DETENTION
Lunch Detentions (LD) are given for level 1 infractions, and some minor level 2 infractions. It will beserved the following day and the student will be required to bring bagged lunch. For every five detentions received, parents will come in for a conference. Recommendation for behavior intervention will be considered along with possible in school suspension.

IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION
In-School suspensions (ISS) are held during the school day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Teachers are responsible for securing assignments for the student the day before the ISS and will receive credit for the work completed during the ISS. ISS days do not count as studentabsences. Each student will start a clean slate each year, however, Level 2 and Level 3 infractions will be cumulative during Middle School, and will be taken into consideration for future long-term suspensions and expulsion.

OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION
A student may receive an out-of-school suspension for committing an offense or other severe disruption of the education process. For the duration of the out-of-school suspension, a studentis excluded with parent knowledge and is not allowed to attend classes, extracurricular activities, school functions, or be on the school premises. The number of suspended days is equal to the number of days allowed to make up class work and homework missed. During the first suspension students will be allowed to make arrangements with the teacher to make uptest/quizzes. If a student is suspended for 6 or more days in a school year, parents will be notified to meet with the Principal, Teachers, and the student present. “Discipline Plan” will be implemented at that point for the remainder of the school year. If the “Discipline Plan” is not followed through, this will be grounds for long-term suspension and/or expulsion.

1399. PRINCIPAL’S DISCRETION
No code may be expected to list each and every offense, which may result in the use of disciplinary proceedings regarding a student. The above infractions, violations, penalties and procedures shall serveas a guide. However, this does not preclude the discretionary authority of an administrator to impose further penalties after consideration of the students’ overall disciplinary record and the severity of the infraction. Likewise, flexibility will be used with regard to the developmental level of kindergarten through second grade students who may not understand the seriousness of some behaviors.