THE CHOICE PROGRAM
Lake Region High School will strive to help each student make positive behavioral choices. The Choice Room is a place to learn, and our goal is to help students make the best decisions possible and to keep them in school. Through the Choice Program we handle all minor school concerns such as tardiness, minor discipline issues, dress code and other minor infractions.When a student is sent to the Choice Room we will work with him/her to correct the situation. Students will remain in the Choice Program for the remainder of the period in which they were sent.
While in the Choice Room, students will not be permitted to sleep, put head down, eat, drink, or chew gum. In addition, work will be assigned by a dean to be completed by the end of the period. Failure to do so may result in additional disciplinary consideration. Students will be permitted to make up academic work within three days of being assigned to choice. The student will be permitted to return to classes the following period. Each student will receive three (3) opportunities to correct minor misbehavior per class period before receiving an out-of-school suspension. These three infractions per period will only appear as a conference on the student’s record. If a student reaches 7 infractions overall, the parent/guardian will be required to conference in person with administration before the student can return to school.
Any disruption may result in immediate suspension from school depending on severity of the situation, as well as the student’s reaction. Discipline: All students are expected to follow school policies and procedures.
Attendance: Students need to be in school each day. If not, he/she may be withdrawn from school. Students should turn in an excused note for all absences to the attendance office. Notes should include student name, ID, parent/legal guardian name, and parent telephone number. In addition, reason and date of absence should be described.
Dress Code: Dress code is covered in the Code of Conduct. If you have any doubts about what you are wearing to school, then don’t wear it.
If there is a question concerning a dress code violation, teachers will call for an administrator and students will be in the Choice Program for the day unless a parent can be reached and can bring a change of clothing. Subsequent offenses could lead to discipline for insubordination.
StudentIDs: All students should have their IDs available at all times. Students will be required to use these IDs for lunch, media services, school events, etc. Students MUST have ID to leave class. Computer Usage: All students will have a computer access log on/user name. While the student is logged on, he/she is responsible for all activity that occurs on that computer.