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Freeport Middle School utilizes the PBS (Positive Behavior Support) system in regards to student behaviors. PBS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures. On an individual level, PBS uses functional behavior assessments to understand the relationships between a student's behavior and characteristics of his or her environment. The functional behavior assessment identifies multiple strategies to effectively reduce problem behavior including changing systems, altering environments, teaching skills, and focusing on positive behaviors.

In order for Freeport Middle School to create a safe/learning environment, students will adhere to the following discipline plan for both the classroom, school sponsored events, and campus:

  • Completing your class work on time.
  • Raising your hand before speaking.
  • Respecting school/other student’s property.
  • Moving through the building in an orderly manner.
  • Following classroom, school, and cafeteria policies/procedures.
  • Using appropriate language.
  • Treating yourself, your peers, and faculty/staff with respect.
  • Showing school pride in your behavior and attitude.

 

CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT MEETING SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS:

The following are disciplinary actions that may be taken by the Principal or his/her designee(s) for not meeting school expectations:

  • Verbal Warning
  • Parental Contacts
  • Lunch Detention
  • Behavior Contracts

 

  • After-school detention
  • In or Out of School Suspension
  • Referral to Superintendent for Alternative Placement                   
  • Recommendation for Expulsion   

In the event of ZERO TOLERANCE offenses administration will follow the procedures in the 2017-2018 Walton County School District Student Code of Conduct.

Occasionally an action occurs that is not referenced in the FMS student handbook.  In this case the FMS administration has the right and responsibility to address such actions in a manner consistent with School Board policies and procedures.  Students are expected to act as responsible members of the student body at all times.  

Please view the Student Handbook located in your child's planner or utilize the attachment below.

2017-2018 Student Handbook