The student benefits most when parents and teachers work together to uphold the standards of dress, speech, and behavior voted by the School Board. In addition to a positive attitude toward the school’s rules, parents can support the staff by checking:
The staff and the School Board of MACS wishes to create an environment where all students are happy, safe, successful, self-controlled, and responsible. All school rules and regulations are intended to realize this. If an item is taken away, it may be reclaimed only by the parent, who will be advised that it will not be returned a second time if the student brings it in again.
Your supportive attitude will help the teachers implement the standards listed below that the board and the parents have agreed are important in defining our school’s unique mission.
Violation of these regulations will result in disciplinary measures. A positive attitude and the cooperation of a student will help to determine the decisions of the teacher and principal. Discipline ranges from verbal warnings to suspension or expulsion from school. Most offenses may be dealt with by the teacher. Offenses of a more serious nature will be handled by the principal or the School Board.
Based on the recommendations of the Illinois Conference of Seventh- Day Adventists, the MACS discipline measures may be taken when corrective discipline is needed (in no particular order) as follows:
In extreme cases a student may need to be immediately removed from campus. In these cases the Illinois Conference’s policy requires the parent’s to be notified first and given a reasonable time to pick up their child. If the parent fails to respond within the time allotted and the child becomes or is a threat to himself or others then the local authorities are to be called to resolve the issue.
The principal has the authority to enact an immediate suspension in any situation where, in his or her judgment, suspension is warranted.
A parent may request a conference with the principal if there is no resolution of a problem where a teacher is involved. If the matter is not resolved at this level, please contact the School Board chairperson for a conference with him or her, or with the board.
Standards of dress, speech, and behavior voted by the School Board will be upheld by the staff. Parents have a role in supporting the school’s efforts. Their supportive attitude will help the teachers implement the standards that the board and the parents have agreed are important in defining the school’s unique mission.