KGA has very few student behavior problems. Our goal with our classes is to provide a fun, engaging, fast paced class. We believe that this helps to keep behaviors to a minimum. We also interlace learning & leadership skills into our teachings. We also understand that children have a difficult day from time to time, due to missed naps, being tired, hungry, illness, etc. If your child is having an off day, we recommend scheduling a make up day, rather than forcing them to participate.
- Be Safe: This includes staying with their teacher, following the lesson plan, being gentle with others, no horse play, no distracting others, etc.
- Be Respectful: This means treating others with kindness and respect at all times. No bullying, yelling, name calling, dirty looks, bossing, gossiping, whispering & laughing, etc.
- Do your best.
Behavior Intervention System
This system has been developed to create some consistency among staff members. However, this is completely at the coaches discretion, coaches may modify the system as needed.
Step 1: Redirection. Example: Teacher- “Joey our class is over here, come over here please.”
Step 2: Choice. Example: Teacher- “Joey it is not safe for you to leave the class. Your choice is to come over and join our class or to go sit with your mom. What do you choose? (If child refuses) I am going to count to 3, and you need to make a choice. 1-2-3.
Step 3: Parent Guidance. Child is sent to parent for guidance. Example: Parent speaks to child about following the rule in question, when child agrees to following that rule, parent sends student back to class.
Student is sent to reset, when student is ready to follow the rules student may come back. Parent is notified and asked to speak with student about behavior.
*If a student has repeated behaviors, coaches may skip steps as needed.
Extreme or Continual Behavior Problems
Behaviors that fall into this category are bullying, combative or aggressive communication, verbal abuse, physical abuse, danger to self or others, and more.
- Trial Period: This means that behavior has not improved after 1 or more attempts to teach the desired behavior. With children we typically give 3 or more chances depending on how extreme the behavior is. Behavior will be expected to change, after 1 re-occurrence suspension will follow.
- Suspension: Suspension for 1 week, with no pro-ration. Upon return behavior will be expected to change indefinitely, or be expelled.
- Expulsion: Expulsion is indefinite, return is not allowed.