Our Brave New World
Join Us in Our Reset of Expectations in Brave Nation
Join Us in Our Reset of Expectations in Brave Nation!
On Monday, January 10, students of Community ISD will return to campus and enter Our Brave New World. This initiative will kickstart a reset of our culture and expectations for students, staff, and parents in Brave Nation. We highly encourage you to watch and share the video included below from our Superintendent, Dr. Tonya Knowlton, and then read our new expectations for daily life on the campuses of Community ISD.
Reset #1 - Inappropriate Language
We are raising the bar of what is acceptable in Community ISD, and working hard to grow our Braves in a Culture of Success. Inappropriate language may now be accepted and even commonplace in the world, but it will not be tolerated in Community ISD, where we want to foster a kind and positive learning environment.
No profanity or obscene language, sexually explicit words, or crude language
No words that can be deemed impolite, rude, or culturally insensitive
Applies to all communication - written, electronic, spoken, gestures, etc.
Consequences (resets quarterly)
1st Offense - Detention (After School)
2nd Offense - Detention
3rd Offense - In School Suspension - work will be provided for all students
4th Offense and After - additional day for each offense
Example - 4th offense comes with two more days of ISS, 5th offense comes with three more days of ISS, 6th offense comes with four more days of ISS, 7th offense comes with five more days of ISS, etc.
Reset #2 - Respect
Disrespect will not be tolerated in our classrooms and on our campuses to other students, staff, or visitors.
Staff will be encouraged to utilize the tools they'll receive from Capturing Kids' Hearts. If those steps fail, then the student will progress along the same disciplinary consequences as with inappropriate language.
Reset #3 - Dress Code
Consistency in expectations is the goal
Prepare students for success after school
Dress pants and jeans with no rips or tears. This means no tears even if the tears or rips are covered by material.
All shorts must be mid-thigh.
All shirts must come past a student's waistline.
All shirts must be Braves, College, Military, or a plain shirt with a small logo.
No houseshoes will be allowed.
Progression of Consequences
Warning and a chance to fix the infraction.
Shirts are the exception. We will provide a proper shirt that the student must change into.
Phone call home and the student has to sit in ISS until the infraction can be addressed.
Progression to multiple days of ISS, OSS, etc.
Reset #4 - Staff Expectations
All educational staff are expected to utilize the tools they receive in our Capturing Kids’ Hearts training on Thursday and Friday.
All staff are expected to build positive and respectful relationships with all of their students.
Jeans will only be allowed on Fridays, with specific exceptions.
Example: Friends of the Foundation Wednesday
Staff are expected to enforce these new expectations for students, and our administrative staff is expected to back up and support our staff in this enforcement.
Keep in mind our mission statement:
“In partnership with an engaged community, we will create an uncompromising commitment to excellence by empowering learners in the Brave Nation where success is celebrated and everyone is valued.”