Throughout Rockrimmon you will see posters listing behavior expectations in all areas
of the school. These expectations, referred to as RISE expectations, are taught,
supported and acknowledged in a variety of positive ways.
RISE stands for Respect/Responsibility, Integrity, Safe, and Empathy.
Each classroom develops its behavior rules within the framework of our Positive
Behavior Support matrix. Most behavior infractions are minor and are handled by the
classroom teacher who will use a variety of positive methods and procedures that are
effective with children.
If a more serious behavior offense occurs, the child will be referred to the principal.
Behaviors that are referred to the principal include, but are not limited to:
Physical aggression: hitting, kicking, shoving, tripping, rock throwing, bullying behavior
- Verbal aggression: use of obscene, abusive, or threatening language to another student
or an adult
- Defiance of authority, refusing to follow adult direction
- Continual disruptive behavior in classroom/playground
- Stealing, vandalism, destruction of school property
- Possession of tobacco, controlled substances (drugs, alcohol), or a dangerous weapon
- Scholastic dishonesty, lying
- Violation of classroom, building, or district rules
Consequences for poor behavior choices are dealt with on an individual basis. If your
child has received a Behavior Referral the principal or assistant principal will notify you
via a call home or the referral form will be sent home to be signed by parent/guardians
and returned to school. The goal of discipline is always to learn from mistakes and take
responsibility for individual actions. It is our hope that good behavior is reinforced both
at school and home.
When a child exhibits serious misbehavior, all efforts will be made to help the child
improve his behavior. Parents, classroom teachers, and support staff such as the
psychologist, counselor or social worker will be consulted to help the child.