Janney has adopted a school pledge outlining rules with regard to respect, responsibility, and safety. Additionally, the school uses the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) approach to discipline. PBS focuses on improving student academic and behavior outcomes by ensuring all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible.
Discipline manifests itself in self-control, character, orderliness and efficiency. Students are expected to put forth their best effort and to conduct themselves in a manner that will promote a safe, orderly learning environment. The teacher will use the Responsive Classroom approach to explain, reexplain and explain again the school and classroom rules and teachers will model and help students display the expected behaviors to the children.
The use of PBS supports the implementation of Responsive Teaching by establishing a systematic approach to addressing inappropriate, disruptive behavior. Any inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated by the teachers and/or staff and will subject the student to corrective measures. Corrective measures will be logical and designed to support the student’s understanding of expectations for appropriate behavior.
Janney is required to follow the revised 2010 DC Chapter 25 Discipline Codes for DCPS. Participation in the musical, band and other school events are viewed as a privilege. Behavior issues at school can lead to a student being asked not to continue participation in a Janney activity and, insevere cases, suspension.