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Behavior Expectations

 

Social Emotional Learning Program

The Social and Emotional Learning program (SEL) will ensure students are ready to learn by increasing their self-confidence, resilience, and interpersonal skills. During the school year, students are required to attend weekly live, online assemblies entitled “Phoenix Rising,” facilitated by specially trained staff members. These assemblies take place on Fridays and incorporate counseling, life skills, and many other SEL activities and curriculum. 7 Mindsets is a web-based program that teaches students the skills needed to master social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies. The 7 Mindsets are Everything Is Possible, Passion First, We Are Connected, 100% Accountable, Attitude of Gratitude, Live to Give, and The Time Is Now.

As a result of sharing in a respectful environment where people listen to and value those who contribute, the students discover a vital part of their personal identity—their own voice. And as their confidence and self-esteem grow, students begin to flourish in class and beyond. Through the program, our staff, who are trained in SEL support and facilitation techniques, focus on their students’ academic, social, and emotional well-being.
 
Each semester ISOK will also offer small groups or support groups on a variety of topics and these are designed to improve students’ social, emotional, and academic skills and strengthen relationships among students and between students and teachers. ISOK will use 2nd Step for Middle School and School Connect: Optimizing the High School Experience in these groups.
 
See Student Support: SEL School for more information.
 

Back on Track Plans

When students are failing one or more courses, Insight School of Oklahoma guidelines mandate that the student must attend weekly sessions with their teacher(s) to help improve their grades and receive additional help on a weekly basis until their course grades are at least 60% (passing). We want students to be successful at Insight School of Oklahoma; these sessions with teachers will help ensure that they are given additional help to complete their academic assignments.

Students whose semester grade average falls below 60% will be on a Back on Track Plan for the remainder of the semester (Back on Track Plans are normally until the number of assignments listed on the BOT are completed). During this time, they are required to attend and actively participate in study hall sessions for all of their courses they are failing and increase their grades in each failing course. Students must attend these sessions and submit their weekly assignments.
 
Every week, the principal will review student grades and Class Connect attendance to ensure that students remain in compliance with this action.
 
ISOK wants all our students to be successful at Insight School of Oklahoma and we expect students to actively participate in school and their education by attending open office sessions, turning in assignments, and asking for help when necessary.
 
Students that do not comply with the requirements of the academic action may be removed from ISOK pursuant to ISOK’s Student Conduct and Discipline Policy and may not be eligible for re-enrollment.
 

Expectations

ISOK students are expected to demonstrate respect, be responsible, and show perseverance. Respectful behavior includes following directions and encouraging classmates. Students can demonstrate responsibility by completing assignments on time and asking for help when needed. Having perseverance means not giving up, even when times are tough. Keep going and stay focused! Teachers explain and model expectations in class and communication.
 

Dress Code for Virtual Environment

As ISOK is embarking toward more video presentation and interaction, this necessitates the creation of a dress code for the school. ISOK students must follow expectations of appropriate attire and background for video interactions. When interacting on video with staff and other students, ISOK students must be appropriate in what is visible and audible through video. Appropriate appearances and backgrounds that do not distract from attention are required when in these settings. Expectations for appropriate dress are as follows:

What NOT to wear:
No Pajamas or Blankets
No Hats
No Offensive or Inappropriate Wear
Rips or tears must be covered with no skin visible
No sleeveless tops
No see-through wear
No visible undergarments
 

Consequences

When expectations are not followed, staff first remind students of the expectation. This may be a verbal reminder during an in-person event or Class Connect session or it may be an email reminder of a due date or other missed expectation.

Consequences will be implemented if the reminder does not result in the expectation being followed. Consequences may include contacting the Learning Coach, moving a student to a breakout room to refocus the behavior, or locking the student’s account to remove distractors until an action is completed. Students may be removed from ISOK due to disciplinary action, lack of attendance or progress, failure to communicate with the assigned teacher, failure to participate in state- and district-mandated assessments, or non-disclosure of an IEP, or a combination of issues thereof. Students may be reported as truant to the appropriate authorities, denied the request to re-enroll, be suspended, or be expelled.
 
 

Dress Code for In-Person Events

Students attending in person events should dress in a manner that is modest and does not create an unsafe or threatening environment. Specific dress code requirements may be set for special events such as prom or graduation.
 

School Events

Students attending school events are subject to the school’s dress code. Threatening behavior, fighting, and inappropriate language will result in the parent being contacted immediately. No smoking, tobacco in any form, including e-cigarettes, alcohol, or illegal substances are permitted at ISOK sponsored events. The student will be removed from the field trip until an authorized adult arrives for pickup and depending on the severity of the situation, the police may become involved immediately.
 
Students may be suspended from attending in person events through a 3-strike policy for minor infractions. There is zero tolerance for severe infractions such as bringing a weapon, bullying, or violating the drug free policy. 
 

Weapons

A student who uses, possesses, controls, or transfers a weapon, or any other object that can reasonably be considered, or looks like, a weapon at any school sponsored in person event including, but not limited to outings, prom, graduation, academic competitions, and testing shall immediately be expelled from ISOK. The transfer will also be cancelled. The expulsion may, however, be modified by the Superintendent or his designee on a case-by-case basis and the local criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system will be notified. A “weapon” means (1) possession, use, control or transfer of any firearm, (2) any other object if possessed, used or attempted to be used to cause bodily harm, including but not limited to, knives, brass knuckles, Billy clubs, or (3) look-alikes of any of the weapons defined above. Items such as baseball bats, pipes, bottles, locks, sticks, pencils, and pens may be considered weapons if used or attempted to be used to cause bodily harm.
 
Self-protecting devices should not be brought to any in-person school sponsored event.
 

Tobacco Policy

ISOK cares about the health of students, employees and patrons. ISOK is committed to a tobacco-free environment. The possession or use of tobacco products at all times while on school property, or at school sponsored events is prohibited. A student who uses or possesses a tobacco product at any school sponsored in person event including, but not limited to outings, prom, graduation, academic competitions, and testing shall immediately be expelled from ISOK. The local criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system may be notified. The expulsion may, however, be modified by the by the Head of School or designee on a case-by-case basis.
 

Drug, Drug Paraphernalia, Alcohol Policy

A safe environment includes an alcohol and drug-free environment. Sale, distribution, use, or possession of alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, illegal drugs, mood altering substances, or other materials expressly prohibited by federal, state, or local laws is not permitted on school property, or at school functions. The sale, distribution, or abusive use of prescription, patent, over the counter, or imitation drugs is not permitted. A student who violates this policy at any school sponsored in person event including, but not limited to outings, academic competitions, and testing shall immediately be expelled from ISOK, and the local criminal justice or juvenile delinquency system will be notified. The expulsion may, however, be modified by the Head of School or designee on a case-by-case basis.

ISOK prohibits the consumption, smoking, or possession of marijuana on any school property, at any school events and activities, and in any vehicle transporting students for school purposes.
 
 
 
This information is from the Board-approved ISOK Handbook for SY 2020-2021.