Who We Are
Teachers use these questions to guide ROAR behavior:
- What behavioral or social skills does the student need to learn?
- What is he/she trying to avoid or obtain
- Is the behavior highly disruptive to the learning environment? (Does the behavior prevent the teacher from teaching and students from learning despite redirection?)
- Is the behavior ongoing after adequate staff intervention? (Does the behavior continue despite ongoing and repeated intervention attempts?)
- Is the behavior a PSD Code of Conduct issue?
- If yes to questions c, d, and e, students are typically referred to the Principal.
When a formal referral to the Principal has been made and consequences are determined, parents will be contacted. Only behavior that is a violation of the Poudre School District Code of Conduct will be noted on the permanent record. Consequences could include the following:
*Warning, informal removal, written apology
*School Service (picking up trash on school property, washing tables during lunch, etc.)
*In School Suspension, Out of School Suspension.
In addition to classroom reward systems, students showing various aspects of ROAR around the school may be given Golden Tickets, classroom ROAR Awards, Super Zeph Awards and/or Specials Charms. As a school, we want to reward and reinforce Positive Behavior as often as possible.
Stop, Walk, Talk
We place a high priority in providing a nurturing, compassionate environment here at Zach. We are in the "people business", we clearly recognize that every interaction at school is not necessarily positive. Conflicts do arise. We hosted grade level assemblies on 8/26/16 to explicitly teach students common language and strategies.
There is a difference between bullying and bothering and we recognize both can be detrimental for kids.
- Bothering is when someone's behavior is annoying, but not scary.
- When kids are bothering and getting bothered the feelings are about equal.
- Bothering visually stops when you use your tools/skills.
- Bullying can be scary and make you feel unsafe.
- Bullying creates unequal feelings. The student who is being bullied feels very upset, but the bully doesn't.
- Bullying may not go away when you use your tools/skills.
As provided in district policy AC (Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity), Poudre School District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, age or disability.
PSD Inclusivity Statement
The most important thing we focus on as a school district is children.
We appreciate and honor the contributions a diverse student population brings to our school community. With the current political climate, it is important for us to remain grounded in our focus on children and our responsibility to provide a safe and secure learning environment at school. In alignment with our mission, and in accordance with state and federal law, it is the right of every child to access a free public K-12 education. PSD considers any student who lives in our community and attends our school to be “ours,” regardless of their citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, gender identification or culture. We don’t ask about these things, we just educate and serve kids. PSD values and celebrates diversity. We are proud that our schools are safe places for children, recognizing that we are stronger when we come together as a community and support one another. Our teachers, administrators and classified employees work hard to ensure all students are served and supported so they can be successful in school and life. We want all students to be able to pursue their dreams after graduation. PSD remains dedicated to one primary task: to educate our students. Thank you, PSD community, for supporting our students and remaining focused on children.
Sandra Smyser, Todd Lambert, Scott Nielsen, Jinger Haberer, Vicki Thompson Dave Montoya, Pete Hall, Dustin Reintsma, Danielle Clark