Welcome to Lacomb School! Home of the Rebels!
“Pursuing excellence for every student every day.”
The staff welcomes you to Lacomb School. We want you to enjoy your years here and hope the challenges you face encourage you to do your best in the classroom and in extra-curricular activities. We want you to take pride in Lacomb School, appreciating the diversity present in our school. We want Lacomb School to be a safe place for all students, and we encourage you to come to school each day ready to give it your best. We will help you be successful and to celebrate your successes!
Parents. Lacomb School exists to serve our students and community. Our tradition is to support each child by using best practices and current research on effective instruction. Our goal is to insure that every child is prepared and successful in school, community and life.
We believe it takes a community effort to educate our children. We ask for your involvement in your child’s education. Only with cooperative effort on the part of the students, staff, administrators, parents and our community will we reach our goal of providing the best educational experience for our children. We encourage you to seize every opportunity to become involved in your child’s education and be a part of the Lacomb family.
If you are interested in helping our children and our community, or want to learn more about our school and programs, feel free to contact us at 541-451-8565.
Commitment to Learning
We know that there are many school behaviors that predict success for students. At Lacomb, we call these behaviors “Commitment to Learning” (CTL). Students are taught and expected to demonstrate mastery of academic AND “Commitment to Learning” standards at all levels (K-8).
We require students to show evidence of work and study skills before being promoted to the next level of instruction. All students must show solid evidence of being able to maintain the “Commitment to Learning” requirements such as completing 90% of your daily class assignments on time as directed by the teacher and sustaining 70% or better in assignment accuracy for class work. Regular school attendance and self-advocacy are also “Commitment to Learning” standards.
At Lacomb School, we want to focus on creating the best learning environment for students. We believe in a positive approach to behavior and discipline. We have three Community Rules for each student and staff member to live by:
- BE SAFE!
- BE RESPECTFUL!
- BE RESPONSIBLE!
We respond to behavior issues as “Minor” or “Major”:
Minor infractions include things such as: class disruption or not following instructions. Staff members deal with minor infractions on a regular basis. Staff members will first redirect and/or re-teach in order to change the behavior. If behavior does not change, minor infractions will be handled with warnings, recess detention, making restitution in some way, student conferences, timeouts, an apology or a written referral.
Major infractions are serious in nature. Major infractions result in a written referral and parents are notified by mail or phone.
The consequences for major infractions can include in school suspension, out of school suspension or expulsion.
In-School Suspension means that a student is removed from the regular classroom environment for an identified period of time. With this consequence, students are expected to continue their class work as required by their instructor and/or IEP. This will be done in another room or setting on the school campus, other than the regularly assigned classroom. If a child is suspended, he/she will also be restricted from participating in field trips and in other school programs for the duration of the suspension.
Out-of-School Suspension means not being able to attend school or be present on school grounds. This usually occurs when a student’s behavior is considered unsafe and/or requires more attention than the available staff can provide.
Suspension often happens for:
- Defiance, disrespect and/or insubordination;
- Serious threats;
- Aggressive harassment;
- Aggressive assault; and/or fights.
Expulsion means that a student will not be able to attend school for an extended period of time, which could be as much as a year.
Expulsion often happens for:
- Defiance and disruption;
- Frequent discipline problems;
- Serious misconduct;
- Drug use or possession; and/or
- Weapon use or possession.
Our Goal Regarding Behavior:
Please keep in mind when it comes to behavior, our goal is not to punish. Our goal is to change behavior. When it comes to changing behavior, attitude counts. If a student “gets in trouble”, the consequences are often influenced by the attitude of the student. Students who are disrespectful to the adults who are redirecting them will find they may get greater consequences than if they act respectfully. Being truthful is also expected. We have found that telling the truth is the number one factor toward changing behavior; so being truthful also influences consequences.
Students who repeatedly make poor behavior choices will be put on a plan designed to change their behavior. This plan will include:
- 5th Referral – May result in a Student/Parent/Teacher Conference and behavior plan.
- 10th Referral (or a significant pattern) – May result in a one day suspension, parent conference and/or behavior plan.
- 20th Referral – May result in up to four days of suspension, a parent conference and/or a revised behavior plan.
- 30th Referral – May result in a five to ten day suspension and/or an expulsion hearing with Superintendent.