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Behavior Expectations

Geary County Schools strives to create a safe and cohesive culture with students and staff as reflected in the district Mission Statement and Core Values. Through implementation of Safe and Civil Schools, a uniform tool is used to communicate the expectations of student behavior throughout the district for buildings and classrooms. The school community supports social emotional and behavioral learning through communication and education. The district discipline policy outlines developmentally appropriate consequences and endorses positive behavior management strategies that guide actions that use misbehavior as an opportunity to reinforce social emotional and behavioral concepts and skills. All schools use a leveled system of misbehavior should students demonstrate behavior that materially and substantially interferes with the educational process. In this event, the school personnel will identify the infraction and create an office referral. Associated with the office referral will be a discipline action. Each situation is unique, handled individually and at the discretion of the school staff after using a problem‐solving matrix and taking all circumstances into consideration. Violations are listed in the student code of conduct and prohibited on school grounds, school transportation, school‐sponsored events as well as school events scheduled off school grounds.

Activity Programs will follow, not contradict the student code of conduct, building information book and USD 475 board policies and procedures. Coaches will also outline any additional expectations that a program puts in place through program information books. Those information books will be reviewed and shared with families prior to the start of the season. Coaches will communicate consequences to parents.

Coaches Conduct

  • Coaches will promote positive relationships with students, staff, community, officials, spectators, news media, parents, opponent schools, and fellow coaches through all modes of communication. Teamwork
  • Coaches will conduct themselves in a way, by action and public communication, which reflects confidence and respect upon USD 475 and its student athletes. Respect
  • Coaches will be organized and plan well in advance of the season. Responsibility
  • Coaches are honest and fair while respecting the fundamental rights, dignity, and worth of all those taking part in sport. Integrity
  • Coaches will model the attributes of sportsmanship that are expected from players and fans by winning with grace and losing with dignity. Sportsmanship

Players Conduct

  • I will remember that I am part of a team and will do my utmost, on and off of the fields of play, to positively promote the success of my team. Teamwork
  • I will demonstrate respect to my teammates, opponents, coaches, and officials at all times. Respect
  • I commit to honor myself, family, team, and school by being responsible for meeting expectations set forth by coaches and school. Responsibility
  • I will not engage in any activity which would reflect poorly on me, my team, or my school. Integrity
  • I will encourage good sportsmanship from my coaches, officials, parents and peers at all events in which I participate by modeling the same. Sportsmanship

Parents Conduct

  • I will demonstrate support for the adults working with my child in order to encourage a beneficial, positive, educationally based activities experience. Teamwork
  • I will demonstrate respect for fans, officials, players, and coaches at all times. Respect
  • I commit to helping my child be accountable to the expectations set forth by coaches and the school, creating honor for themselves, family, team, and school. Responsibility
  • I will discourage my child from engaging in any activity which would reflect poorly on themselves, their team, or their school. Integrity
  • I will encourage sportsmanship through demonstrating positive support for all coaches, officials, and players at all events which I attend. Sportsmanship