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”:
Expectations apply to all students while at school, at all school-sponsored activities, and while traveling to and from school. Minor misbehavior is not considered to be serious in nature, unless it becomes a sustained behavior. Strategies are used to teach more appropriate behavior so students know what is expected of them. Logical and related consequences for misbehaviors are applied and the supervising adult determines the consequence. When students choose not to follow the student expectations they will be corrected in one or more of the following ways: verbal reminders, discussion and problem solving, time out to refocus, apology letter, loss of privilege, parent contact, minor referral, or other strategy as appropriate.
Serious behavior is misbehavior that is unsafe, disrupts an orderly environment, is serious in nature, and requires administrator/designee to be involved. Such behavior violates the rights of others, puts self or others at risk of harm, or is chronic.
When students engage in serious and/or unsafe behavior, a Major Referral will be completed by a staff member and communicated to the behavior support personnel. Upon receipt of the Major Referral, the behavior support personnel will investigate the incident, provide an opportunity for the student and others involved to be heard, consult with administrator or designee to determine most appropriate action and disciplinary action to be taken. The student’s parents or guardian will be contacted by the classroom teacher, principal or designee depending on behaviors involved. Information regarding the incident will be documented. Referral data will be placed in the student’s file, along with any supporting documentation. Any required school district reports will be compiled and sent to the District Office.
To determine consequences for misbehavior, the seriousness of the infraction, the age of the student, any history of prior misbehavior and/or office referrals, and any other pertinent information will be used. The administrator/designee will set forth consequences, and because student behavior programs may vary in degree, corrective action to be taken must be determined by the professional judgment of the administrator. Consequences may include a combination of the following actions: parent conference, loss of privilege, detention, apology letter, behavior contract, in-school or out-of-school suspension, or recommendation for expulsion.
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.