Discipline Policy – Grades 3-8

Discipline Policy – Grades 3 – 8


Bethany School has a strong commitment to the character education of its students.  The Character Pillars and Upper School Honor Pledge reflect our mission of helping students develop strong moral compasses in the midst of an academically challenging and spiritually nourishing environment.  Bethany has a commitment to creating a culture that exemplifies the six pillars of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

The plan is geared towards behavioral issues only.  The points increase as the severity of the violation increases.  They range from one to twenty points.  If something deemed so grievous should happen, it could result in immediate administrative involvement and parental contact.

Much thought has been put into creating a discipline system that accurately reflects Bethany values and clearly documents a student’s actions that do not meet Bethany’s commitment to good character.   The card is designed to be simple and easy to follow.

Cumulative Point Explanation and Guidelines:
(Per Semester)

Point Levels Discipline Action Taken

5 Notification of Parents
10 Faculty Lunch/Recess Detention
15 Administrative Lunch/Recess Detention
20 Friday Evening School (2 hours from 3-5)
25 In-School Suspension
30 Administrative Review

The Student Responsibility Card (SRC) is printed on 8 1/2” x 11” colored card stock and kept in the student’s planner/accordion file/binder/folder.  The student is to keep the card with them at all times.  It will be collected at the end of each semester.  Click to see the Front of the SRC and the Back of the SRC.