Behavior Management Policies
Frontiers' goal is to establish and maintain a behavior management system which will reinforce positive behaviors. Each child will be evaluated on an on-going basis as to the program's ability to meet his or her needs. Rules will be appropriate for each child's age and stage of development. Rationale for rules will be explained and related to the child's well-being and to the rights and safety of others. Both the group as a whole and the needs of the child as an individual will be considered. Consequences will be logical, such as redirecting children to other activities, limiting choices, or time-out.
Please let the Site Coordinator know if anything happens at home or school which may affect (but not excuse) your child's behavior. Parents are expected to work Frontiers staff to help children develop self-discipline.
If a child is experiencing difficulty in Frontiers, the problem will be discussed with the child in the form of a verbal warning.
- Should behavior continue, the child will be redirected to another activity, limited choices at game/free time or serve a short period of time-out.
- Should behavior continue, parent(s) will be notified of the problem either verbally, via a written memo, or a documented Action Report.
- Continued behaviors may constitute a parent conference and may result in suspension or dismissal from the program.
- Parents may be called to pick up immediately for severe misbehavior. Failures to pick up in a timely manner in these cases will result in dismissal.
Frontiers reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any child from the program, without warning, based on the severity of an incident or if:
- student runs or wanders away from staff and/or designated areas
- student possesses on their person [or in their backpack] any fireman, knife, explosive, or other dangerous object
- students fails to abide by all drug policies set by Rankin County School District
- student or parent behavior poses a threat to the safety and/or security of the site and/or other persons
- student or parent causes, attempts to cause, or threatens to cause physical injury to another person
- student or parent fails to be respectful to Frontiers staff, other parents, students, or property
- student or parent fails to comply with Frontiers rules and registrations as stipulated in the Parent Contract and Parent Handbook
- parent is repeatedly late with pick-up, tuition payments, or any other fees
- parent fails to pick up immediately after notification of illness or behavioral issues
- it is determined that placement is unsatisfactory or student fails to adequately adjust.
- Due to safety concerns, running away from staff or wandering away from designated areas is considered a major offense. Such offenders may be dismissed, without warning, on the first offense. Safety is our priority!
- Dismissed students will not be allowed to return to Frontiers and are not eligible for future enrollment.
- School staff will be notified of all suspensions or dismissals to ensure transportation changes are made prior to the school's dismissal time.