Demerits and LOP List
by: Samantha XD
Hello all 5th graders reading this, I’m sure you are wondering how
different middle school is from elementary school. It’s pretty much the
same and there are many things to learn and explore, I will tell you
about our discipline system. A demerit is like a tally chart, it keeps
track of how many times you’ve gotten in trouble. The LOP list is a
list of students that are “Loss Of Privilege”. These students cannot
participate in things like: Dances, reward
days, and other field trips, (for 8th graders) might not promote! You can
receive a demerit in many ways, so be careful!
School Detention (1 demerit)- Teachers or Staff members can assign a
detention for 1 hour after school. It maybe assigned for: too many
tardies to school or to class, disrespecting your teachers, excessive
missing assignments, cheating on tests or classwork, running in the
hallways, excessive talking during class, or any other violation of
student behavior listed in the student handbook.
Schools (2 demerits)- A Saturday school is when you must come back to school on Saturdays. Teachers may assign a Saturday school for
excessive missing assignments or any other violation of the student
behavior and work ethics listed in the student handbook. Class
suspension (2 demerits)- A class suspension is when you are being too
disruptive or constantly disrespecting your teachers, you can be kicked
out of class and sent to the office instead of class. You will still
have to do the work that the rest of the class does but you will be stuck
in the office away from your friends and peers.
LOP List, all you need is 4 demerits to be put on the LOP List.
When you are on the LOP List, you can’t go to dances or go on fun field
trips. If you think that your demerits will just disappear when you go
to 7th and 8th grade, then you are sadly mistaken. The demerits will
carry on with you to your next grade level! But I have some good news,
there is a way to get off of the LOP List! You can get something called a
LOP contract. During a LOP contract you will have to be good for 20 school
days. What do I mean by good? I mean no tardies, no detentions, or any
other things that could get you into trouble.
Thanks for taking the time to read my article and go check out what other things
RCMS has to offer. Have a great year future lions, and remember stay
out of trouble! :)
In case you want to know what the detentions and LOP List look like....
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