Conduct and CourtesyAll students at Montebello Elementary Junior Academy have the right to an appropriate learning environment. School is a special place and everyone is expected to conduct themselves in a businesslike manner at all times. Our school has rules that are firm, but fair and deal appropriately with behavior concerns. Only in a safe and orderly school setting can teachers effectively teach and students successfully learn. Creating a disciplined school environment with positive overtones from all school stakeholders will erase the idea that punishment and consequences are the only way to deal with inappropriate behavior.
High academic standards have been set for all students at Montebello Elementary Junior Academy. Students are expected to put forth maximum effort as they work toward the mastery of concepts and skills. Therefore, it is essential that basic rules of conduct are established and enforced to assure a positive educational environment for everyone.
Baltimore City Code of ConductBaltimore City Public Schools has a Code of Conduct in place for student behavior. It is imperative that you review this with your students and return the acknowledgement page to the classroom teacher in the beginning of the school year. We must receive a signed Code of Conduct sheet from all parents of Montebello students.
Enforcing Positive BehaviorImproving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. At Montebello Elementary Junior Academy we have established a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS) committee and are currently PBIS certified. The focus is on positive intervention versus punitive consequences. As a school we encourage positive interaction and communication within the school community. This is implemented through Go for the Green, positive behavior assemblies, benchmark superstars, individual classroom incentives, field trips, and academic incentives. Remind your children to “Catch the Wave”.
Anti-Bullying BehaviorThe staff at Montebello Elementary Junior Academy takes reports of bullying extremely seriously. Please encourage your children to report their concerns to their teacher or school administrator. All students that experience any sort of harassment should feel comfortable with confiding in any adult in the building. If parents get notification of a potential problem, please take the time to call the school and speak to an administrator. This will ensure that your situation is handled appropriately.
How it Works: Must Remain ConsistentGreen: Every student begins each day on green.
Yellow: Warning for inappropriate behavior
Red: Danger Zone–Unacceptable behavior
Purple: At Montebello, we strive for Academic Advancement. If your students come home on purple, reward them. They are striving to be advanced which we encourage at all times here Montebello.
Remind Students of Expectations: