Woodville High School I.S.S.
The Purpose of I.S.S. and Roles of the Teaching Staff in regard to I.S.S.
Woodville High School I.S.S.
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Woodville High School I.S.S.
The Purpose of I.S.S. and Roles of the Teaching Staff in regard to I.S.S.:
1. Every student has the right to learn by law.
2. Because of this law, classrooms and all school-related activities must be conducted in an orderly manner, so teachers and aides can teach their lessons, and students can be properly educated in a healthy, safe, inspirational environment.
3. When students choose to misbehave, they disrupt the learning environment, and as a result, deny other students their right to learn.
4. The I.S.S. teacher is required to carry out the appropriate punishment that is determined by the principal(s).
5. The I.S.S. teacher does not judge, and cannot lessen the punishment given. However, the I.S.S. teacher can recommend additional punishment-time to the principals for students who are uncooperative in the I.S.S. Classroom.
6. Once a student has been assigned to I.S.S., the regular teachers will be notified, and are required to send the student’s class work to the I.S.S. Classroom.
I.S.S. Student Rules and Regulations:
1. Upon arriving at school, all students must immediately report to the I.S.S. Classroom, where the I.S.S. teacher will assign them a station, which they will be required to sit at.
2. On their first I.S.S. day, students will be given a pass by the I.S.S. teacher, and they will then go to their lockers, and retrieve their textbooks, workbooks, work sheets, and any other material they may need. Students will then bring everything back to the I.S.S. Classroom in a timely manner.
3. Students may not talk to anyone or make noises while in the hallway or while in the I.S.S. Classroom.
4. All students must be seated at their stations/desks, facing opposite the other students in I.S.S., for the course of their suspension.
5. Students are not permitted to look around the room, sleep or rest their heads on their desks/tables, and may not leave their seats without raising their hand and getting permission from the I.S.S. teacher.
6. I.S.S. students must obtain permission to leave their seat by quietly raising their hand, and should never get out of their seat without permission or talk without permission.
7. All students are required to keep their stations neat and clean.
8. Writing on any part of the station/desk is strictly prohibited; additional punishment will be given for these actions.
Additional I.S.S. Student Rules and Regulations:
1. Students may not communicate with other students in the I.S.S. room.
2. This includes making eye contact, facial expressions, talking, writing notes, using electronic forms of communication, and using sign language to or with other students.
3. Students will be permitted to use the restroom once each block and the I.S.S. teacher will escort the I.S.S. student(s) to the restroom.
4. Lunches will be brought to the student(s) in I.S.S.
5. Students will then silently consume their food at their station.
6. Gum chewing, and eating non-lunch food items such as candy or mints are not permitted in the I.S.S. classroom; throat lozenges and cough drops are permitted if a note from a parent or guardian (with a contact number) is presented to the I.S.S. teacher and approved by the school nurse.
7. Students may not purchase drinks or snacks from the machines on school grounds before, during, or after I.S.S.
8. Students are required to be continually working in the I.S.S. station.
9. First, the Decision Essay must be completed. Second, the rules must be copied. Then any additional I.S.S. class assignments must be completed such as an apology letter or work packets.
10. Only when all of the students’ work has been completed, collected, and approved by the I.S.S. teacher, will the students receive the class work assigned by their teachers.
11. Students must have all assignments checked by the I.S.S. teacher, and will NOT be released from the I.S.S. classroom until all assignments have been completed to the satisfaction of the students’ teachers and the I.S.S. teacher.
12. Teachers almost always give assignments that are within the ability of the students who are in the I.S.S. classroom.
13. While the I.S.S. teacher can give limited assistance to students having difficulty with work, lessons will not be taught in the I.S.S. classroom.
14. Different I.S.S. assignments may be assigned for different offences.
15. To illustrate: if a student receives one day of I.S.S., and that assignment is his or her 5th of the school year, he or she may be required to do five pages of the rules before receiving his or her class work.
16. Unless a teacher gives the I.S.S. teacher a written pass for the student to go to his or her room, students are not permitted to leave the I.S.S. classroom to seek assistance from their teachers, or participate in their classes.
17. No home-work passes are valid in the I.S.S. classroom.
18. If a student has a question, he or she must quietly raise his or her hand, and wait for the I.S.S. teacher to give permission to speak.
19. Students MUST serve their entire time that the teacher gives them for I.S.S.
20. For example, if a student is sentenced to three days of I.S.S., he or she must stay in the I.S.S. Unit until the end of school of the third in-school suspension day served; however, if a teacher sentences a student to I.S.S. until he or she finishes a missed class or homework assignment, then that student may be released after the discipline assignments and class assignments are completed.
21. If a student is not finished with all of his or her work, the student must serve additional I.S.S. time until the work is completed.
22. In this case, only when the student has properly finished all of his or her work to the satisfaction of the I.S.S. teacher, will he or she be issued a pass. He or she then must present the pass to either the office secretary, principal, assistant principal, or counselor which indicates that he or she may return to class.
23. Only when the office gives the student a pass, may he or she return to his or her regularly scheduled class.
24. For students who finish their work, but still have I.S.S. time to serve, additional assignments, which will be educational in nature, will be given to the students to complete.
25. While the students’ teachers may or may not accept that work as extra credit, the student MUST properly complete those additional assignments before being released from the I.S.S. Unit- unless otherwise directed by the ISS teacher.
Student Consequences for Misbehavior in the I.S.S. Unit:
1. Misbehavior in the I.S.S. Unit will NOT be tolerated.
2. If warnings (or a warning , depending on the circumstances) for misbehavior are issued, and the student continues to misbehave, as soon as possible, the I.S.S. teacher and/or principal will make a call home to report the misbehavior to the student’s parents or guardians.
3. The student may receive additional writing assignments or academic work from the I.S.S. teacher, which the student will be required to complete.
4. If the student continues to misbehave, the student will be sent to the office.
5. The principals will then determine what additional punishment(s) the student will receive, which could be one or more of the following: calling home, additional writing assignments, detentions, additional time added on to the student’s in-school suspension sentence, corporal punishment, or alternative school.
6. When a student is sentenced to alternative school, and then returns to school, he or she may have to completely re-do his or her I.S.S. sentence, and I.S.S. writing assignments.
*Freedom to learn in a classroom is a privilege, and behavior is a choice. However, when students choose to misbehave, they disrupt the learning environment, and as a result, deny other students their constitutional rights to learn. In order to preserve the learning environment and constitutional rights of the students who choose to behave and want to learn, the school is required to take the freedom away from the misbehaving students, and use disciplinary measures, such as in-school suspension. Hopefully, the students who are writing these rules, after the completion of their I.S.S. sentence, will choose freedom, behave properly in class, learn from their experience, and never have to do this punishment again.