NYCDOE and PS 6 Discipline Code
The PS 6 school community continually strives to create a safe and caring environment that promotes excellent teaching and learning, as well as social emotional growth. We support students as they strive to learn how to develop positive relationships with their teachers and peers.
We are guided by a philosophy that fosters collaborative problem solving. We see PS 6 as a true family - where there are always people to help you. People say, “How can I help solve the problem?” Both adults and children participate in dealing with problems that arise: first by listening to each other and then by negotiating differences. You hear positive language being spoken and see people working collaboratively.
At PS 6 there is a zero tolerance for teasing, bullying, harassing, or any such behaviors. Our philosophy of resolving conflicts has minimized the occurrence of negative behaviors. However, there is a system in place to address conflicts that remain unresolved. This system has clear limits and outcomes.
The discipline policy that is presented below is based on this philosophy and the following guiding principles:
1) At the heart of any effective discipline policy is prevention. Therefore, students, parents, teachers, administrators and others need to work together to prevent problems as much as possible.
2) A key goal should be the development of self-discipline. Opportunities for teaching and learning new skills and attitudes should be actively pursued when problems arise.
3) Clear limits and consequences are important so that everyone understands what is needed for working together. The application of these limits and consequences must be informed by the needs of both the involved parties and the larger school community.
4) Every human being has inherent value.
Below you will find the policies set forth by NYCDOE to ensure that schools are safe, secure and orderly so that teaching and learning can take place each day. We adhere to these expectations and the NYCDOE Discipline Code.