Be a Bright Knight!

  • New Hope’s School-Wide Discipline Plan for 2020-2021 School Year

    Strive to be Bright Knights!

    • Our schoolwide discipline program is based on a point system and students must earn 85% of the month’s total points to earn Fun Fridays. We use Class Dojo to communicate and track student points. 
    • The rules are as follows:


    Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

    Never give up

    Include others

    Give your best everyday

    Have work completed

    Talk only at appropriate times and places

    Show respect for yourself and others at all times

    • Every month teachers will tally points for their students. Students can earn 5 points a day. They can also lose five points a day. It is more positive to refer to them earning points. The consequences are as follows: warning, 10 minutes off recess or ½ of recess, miss all of recess (students will walk instead of play), timeout in another classroom and phone call to parent, and office referral. To earn Fun Friday, a student must earn 85% of the month’s points. Students are not penalized for being absent as part of the discipline program. If a student misses days, the percentage needed for Fun Friday is 85% of their days present at school for that month.
    • Daily notes will be sent home to parents in agendas and communicated through Class Dojo noting loss of point(s).
    • Fun Fridays will be devised by each grade level and occur the last Friday of the month. The students that do not earn Fun Friday will go to the cafeteria and work on goal setting and/or work sent by teachers with administrators, counselor, and other school personnel.
    • At any time it is up to the teacher to determine if a student’s action warrants skipping consequences and resulting in an automatic office referral.

                   Students may get points taken from our media specialist, paraprofessionals on duty, specials teachers, lunchroom staff, and staff on duty during morning room and bus dismissal. Students should be on their best behavior at all times!