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Behavioral Contract

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION


Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education H.S.

165-65 84th Ave. * Jamaica, New York 11432 * (718) 2976580 * Fax (718) 658 – 0365

www.thomasedisonhs.org

Moses Ojeda, Principal

 

 

Thomas A. Edison High School Student Behavioral Contract

 

I, ___________________________________, am a student at Thomas Edison Career & Technical High School. I hereby agree to:

  • I must arrive to school and to each of my classes on time.
  • I must come to school prepared with materials and assigned work.
  • I must be prepared in class with appropriate materials and assignments.
  • I will show respect for myself, my peers, my teachers, the community and all other members of the Thomas A. Edison High School community at all times.
  • I will respect all school property and report any damages.
  • I will not publish/post any materials that can be inflammatory or inciting to other students/staff members.
  • I will not cut any classes or leave the school building without permission.
  • I will have my ID/program while in school and present it upon request.
  • I will not bring any dangerous items to school.
  • I will not fight, use force, intimidate, harass or bully any member of the Thomas A. Edison HS community.
  • I will not bring a weapon of any kind or a facsimile of a weapon to school.
  • I will not use profanity, vulgar language or gestures. I will not use racial, ethnic, religious, gender or sexual orientation slurs.
  • I will not smoke or use tobacco products in the building.
  • I will not dress in a provocative manner that isn’t conducive to the school environment.  
  • I will abide by the school’s cell phone policy.
  • I will utilize my guidance counselor or a dean as a mediator for settling conflicts peacefully.
  • I will not cheat, steal or plagiarize.
  • I will not bring to school, distribute at schools, or use in school any controlled substance including alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  • I understand that I will be given an opportunity to voice my concerns at an appropriate time if I do not agree with a request.
  • Be peaceful by using a calm voice and walking quietly so others can learn.
  • Take responsibility for my personal belongings.
  • Dress appropriately by not wearing hats, or clothes which have any signs of gang affiliation (e.g. scarves, do-rags, bandanas, etc.).
  • Refrain from using gang signs, calls, chants, movements and handshakes.
  • Share information with school officials that might affect the health or safety of the school community.
  • Keep my parents or guardian informed of school-related matters and make sure they receive ANY information sent home for them.
  • Eat during designated periods and only in the lunch room.
  • Follow all rules in the Chancellor’s Discipline Code, a copy of which is enclosed with this contract.

 

 

NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education H.S.

165-65 84th Ave. * Jamaica, New York 11432 * (718) 2976580 * Fax (718) 658 – 0365

www.thomasedisonhs.org

Moses Ojeda, Principal

 

If I do not honor this contract, I understand that I will have to face consequences including:
 
      • Conference with staff member
      • Agreement to a new behavior contact describing my future conduct
      • Phone call or meeting with a member of my family or my guardian - Additional counseling
      • Conflict resolution
      • Peer mediation
      • Removal from the class for up to five days
      • Principal’s Suspension for up to five days
      • Superintendent’s Suspension that may result in expulsion
      • Arrest (when crime is committed)
 

I have read and understand every point in this contract. I agree to follow this contract, and I understand that if I do not honor my commitments, I must face the consequences of my behavior.

 

Student’s Name: _______________________________________________

Signature:____________________________________________________ Date: ______________ ******************************************************************************

 

* I am the parent/guardian of______________________________________, a student at Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical High School. I have read and understand this contract. I understand that if my child breaks this contract, she/he may be disciplined in accordance with the Citywide Discipline Code. I agree to help my child live up to his/her obligations under this contract by:

      • Encouraging my child to be a respectful and peaceful member of the school community;
      • Reviewing the enclosed Discipline Code and Bill of Student Rights and Responsibilities with my child;
      • Participating in any discussion and decisions concerning my child’s education;
      • Attending schedule appointments with school staff;
      • Providing the school with current phone number/email and emergency contact information;
      • Alerting the school if there are any significant changes in my child’s health or well-being that affects his/her ability to perform in school. 

 

Parent/Guardian

 

Name: ____________________________________________________________

 

Signature: ________________________________________________________

 

Date:______________