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PVHS Behavior Management

  • We acknowledge students that meet and exceed expectations with verbal praise and incentives, such as scratch cards, that can be redeemed for prizes. We teach behavioral expectations with our PRIDE motto.

                                                                                   
    Prepare • Respect • Initiate • Do • Excel

    Minor Problem Behavior is Teacher Managed with CPR

          1st offense: Conference with student

          2nd offense: Conference with Parent

          3rd offense: Refer to office

    Major Problem Behavior is Administrator Managed

          Call security if necessary, x97000

          Attendance support and interventions: Attendance Dean

          Support, Interventions and Discipline: Assistant Principals

    Categories of Negative Behaviors

    Example of Negative Behaviors

    This is the positive behavior we display at PVHS!

    Disrespect (R)

    Minor: Undermines others, non-compliance, disruption…

    Major: Continued defiance, verbal assault, major classroom disruption

    “We are respectful of others.”

    Inappropriate Language (R)

    Minor: Low-intensity, indirect

    Major: High-intensity, directed at staff or student

    “We use respectful and positive language at school.”

    Bullying/ Harassment:

    Verbal or Cyber (R)

    Minor: Isolated occurrence, unintentional

    Major: Repeated or ongoing, purposeful

    “We treat others with respect and kindness in person and online.”

    Drug or alcohol use or possession (R)

    Major: Use, possession, under the influence, or providing/selling

    “We respect ourselves and make healthy lifestyle choices.”

    Attendance & Tardies (P, D)

    Minor: Arriving late to class

    Major: Ditching class

    “We show initiative by arriving to class on time and attending every day.”

    Electronic Devices(R, I, D, E)

    Minor: Texting during instruction

    Major: Refusal to cease use,  inappropriate use of technology

    “We are respectful of the teaching and learning environment”

    Dress Code (P, R, E)

    Minor: Not dressing for success

    Major: Repeated dress code violations

    “We dress for success and represent PV with Pride”

Bullying Policy

  • To report an incident regarding questionable behavior, please visit Anonymous Tips

    Paradise Valley Unified School District
    Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying Policy - Victim Rights

    In compliance with Arizona Revised Statute 15-341 regarding victim rights, all Paradise Valley Unified School District
    students have the right to attend school without the fear of being harassed, intimidated or bullied.
    Harassment, intimidation or bullying is generally defined as making someone worry, feel tormented or troubled. Forms of
    bullying include verbal or physical harassment; sexual, ethnic, racial or religious harassment; and hazing of other
    students. Harassment, intimidation or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated in district schools. Students found guilty of
    harassment, intimidation or bullying are subject to disciplinary action, which may include warnings, parent communication,
    detention and in-school or out-of-school suspension. Students will not bother or annoy other students physically, verbally
    or visually; this includes language or gestures which insult, intimidate or negatively incite another person’s feelings.
    Retaliation in any form for the filing of a harassment, intimidation or bullying complaint is expressly prohibited.

    Bullying
    Bullying is defined as intimidating students or making them fearful of another student for any reason. Examples include
    direct bullying such as making threatening remarks; making fun of a student’s appearance or size; blocking another
    student’s lane of traffic; hitting or kicking; and indirect bullying such as gossip, rumors, exclusion, cyber-bullying; or inciting
    altercations between other students.

    Kinds of Bullying
    • Verbal or Physical Harassment. Verbal harassment includes name-calling, profanity and verbal threats of any kind.
    Physical harassment includes blocking another student’s lane of traffic, hitting, kicking, pushing or any unwelcome
    physical touching.
    • Cyber-bullying. Cyber bullying is bullying through email, instant messaging, chat room exchanges, Web site posts or
    messages or images sent to a personal digital device. Cyber bullying, like traditional bullying, involves an imbalance of
    power, aggression, and a negative action that is often repeated.
    • Sexual Harassment. Sexual Harassment is the unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other
    verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to suggestive or
    obscene sexting, letters, notes, invitations, derogatory comments, slurs, jokes, assault, touching, spreading rumors,
    impeding or blocking movement, leering gestures, or display of sexually suggestive objects, clothing, pictures or
    cartoons of a sexual nature. Federal and state laws make harassment illegal, whether or not it involves different-sex or
    same-sex situations.
    • Religious Harassment. Religious Harassment is defined as making negative comments or statements about a
    particular religion. These comments can be written or verbal.
    • Ethnic and Racial Harassment. Ethnic and racial harassment is defined as making fun of or negative comments
    about a person’s ethnic or racial background. These statements can be written or verbal.
    • Hazing. Hazing is any intentional annoying or reckless act committed by a student against another student which
    causes mental, or physical harm or personal degradation. This includes initiation into any club or group.

    If you are being harassed, intimidated or bullied
    Make your feelings clear; tell the person who is harassing, intimidating or bullying you to stop. A bully may think you
    support the harassing, intimidating or bullying if you do not speak up. If the harassing, intimidating or bullying continues
    after telling them to stop, report the activity to the teacher, counselor, principal or other adult. You can do this verbally or
    by completing a Harassing, Intimidating or Bullying Victim Rights Report Form at the school or by filing a complaint
    electronically through AnonymousTips.com.

    If you see someone being harassed, intimidated or bullied
    Never join in the harassing, intimidating or bullying behaviors. Resist any peer pressure to take part in abusive behavior.
    Help the person being bullied get out of the situation safely, ask if it has happened before, and encourage them to report
    the harassment to the teacher, counselor, principal, or other adult.

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