Behavior Guidelines


Behavioral guidelines are established to maintain the physical and emotional well-being of each student and to teach self-discipline, judgment, and manners. Positive behavior management techniques are used to guide behavior. Parents and staff are viewed as partners in guiding each student’s development and will work collaboratively to establish consistency. Appropriate behavior is essential in learning and growing and is based upon mutual respect for the rights and property of others. Students are expected to display responsible behavior and to take responsibility for their actions. All students are expected to follow all school rules (View Kyrene Family Handbook). Program staff will enforce other rules deemed necessary to ensure the safety of all students.


A student’s choice may result in positive or negative consequences such as a reward, redirection, or loss of a privilege. For more severe or continuous incidents, one or more of the following may result: a conference with a parent/guardian to create a Positive Behavioral Support Plan, suspension, or removal from the program. Refunds or credits are not issued for services rendered if a student is suspended from a Community Education Services Program or from their school.


Behavior Expectations

  • Listen and follow directions the first time given.
  • Keep hands, feet, and all objects to self.
  • Respect others and equipment.
  • Use your words to solve a problem. Ask a staff member for assistance if that does not work.
  • Always be within sight and sound of a staff member.

Please note: Behavior expectations may be modified to meet the individual needs of each student taking into account age, special needs, etc. Parent conferences may be scheduled with your child’s Program Coordinator to individualize the expectations to better support your child’s development.


Behavior Expectations - Summer Academy (in addition to the general guidelines)

  • Students may not be on campus more than 15 minutes before or after Summer Academy hours. After one occurrence of an early arrival or late pick-up, we reserve the right to administratively withdraw a student from Summer Academy without a refund.
  • Students are not allowed to bring guests onto campus.
  • Running, pushing, shoving, and other inappropriate or unsafe behaviors are not permitted.
  • Gum, candy, etc. is not permitted.
  • Roller skates, roller shoes, in-line skates, skateboards, etc. are not permitted.
  • Bikes and scooters are to be kept in the bike compound and secured with a lock provided by the student.
  • No student may leave the campus, other than at the designated dismissal times, without prior approval.


Behavior Guidelines for Parents/Guardians


We ask that parents/guardians speak respectfully to program staff. Confidential or sensitive information should be discussed away from other parents. Any person who is disrespectful, harasses or behaves in a threatening way towards staff or students may no longer be allowed to enter the program. If that occurs, it is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to make alternate arrangements for the student to be picked up from the program.