• Franklinton Elementary School


    “Teaching our STUDENTS to be the LEADERS of tomorrow.”

    Franklinton Elementary School





    Students TODAY.. Leaders TOMORROW



    Franklinton Elementary School will strive to  promote college-bound, career ready, 21st Century students. We believe ALL students can and will LEARN!



    Franklinton Elementary Faculty Members believe:


    • All students can learn.
    • A safe and orderly environment is imperative for academic success.
    • Regular parent involvement is important to student success.
    • Engaging students in meaningful work increases student achievement.
    • A team oriented atmosphere provides a foundation for educating the whole child.




    • Ensure that every student performs at or above grade level.
    • Ensure that every person is valued and respected.
    • Ensure a safe and orderly environment.

    School Mascot – Falcon


    School Colors – Blue & Gold


    School Phone Number: (919) 494-2479


    School Fax Number:  (919) 494-7115

    Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,


    Effective teaching and learning cannot take place in a disruptive classroom. At Franklinton Elementary School, it is our goal to build relationships and create a discipline plan so that all stakeholders are aware and in agreement with our school wide expectations. We intend to increase the instructional capacity of students by teaching and reinforcing positive behavior to promote learning rich environments.  Our plan focuses on a proactive approach to solving challenging behaviors. Our students will be taught how these rules look and sound in all school settings, i.e., in the classroom, hallway, cafeteria, playground, bathroom, and bus. Teachers will spend time teaching and modeling appropriate behaviors the first few weeks of school. Teachers will also introduce procedures which our students will be expected to follow. We are highly committed to teach our students to take responsibility for their own behavior.


    Students who face challenges involving following classroom or school rules will be offered “Reflection Time” if causing minor disruptions in the classroom environment. This will help us reinforce the seriousness of education, respectfulness of the classroom environment, and the importance of students taking responsibility for their own behavior. “Reflection Time”  allows students to  refocus and gain control by asking them to either sit in a designated area or go to another classroom. Students will receive feedback about his/her inappropriate behavior and an opportunity to plan for future success once they return to class. Parents will be notified when their child has been directed to “Reflection Time”. Additionally, parents will be asked for assistance if problems persist or if a problem is unusually challenging.


    While this document is not all encompassing, it  will outline a few of the procedures that we plan to enforce at Franklinton Elementary. The consequences listed in the matrix may change if deemed appropriate by administration. However, we will always operate within the guidelines of Franklin County Schools. We encourage you to join us in a cooperative and supportive effort to provide a safe school and a classroom conducive to learning. Feel free to call Mrs. Richardson or Mrs. Trader at 919-494-2479  should you have any questions about our school-wide discipline plan. Please sign the section at the very end of this document, along with your child, to indicate that you have read our policy, and return it to school with your child tomorrow. We look forward to working with you to make this a productive 2017-2018 school year for your child.

    Office Referrals

    Franklinton Elementary will operate within the guidelines of Franklin County Schools. Consequences may have to be altered based on the severity of a situation. In situations where students or staff are injured, students may receive the maximum consequence allowed by the district even if considered a first offense.

                                Problem Behavior                                                               Consequences

    Leaving the school building or playground area without permission from a teacher, administrator, or other staff member.

    Kindergarten-2nd Grade   

    1st Offense    Phone Call Home & 1 Day of ISS

    2nd Offense   Parent Conference & 2 Day of ISS

    3rd Offense    3 Days of ISS (repeated violations)

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    1st Offense    Phone Call Home & 1 Day of ISS

    2nd Offense   Parent Conference & 3 Days of ISS

    3rd Offense    2 Days of OSS (repeated violations)

    Having controlled substances

    Kindergarten-2nd Grade

    4 Days of OSS

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    9 Days of OSS


    Kindergarten-2nd Grade

    1st Offense       3 Days of OSS

    2nd Offense      6 Days of OSS

    3rd Offense       9 Days of OSS

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    1st Offense       6 Days of OSS

    2nd Offense      9 Days of OSS

    3rd Offense       9 Days of OSS


    Kindergarten-2nd Grade

    1st Offense     Parent Contact & Conference

    2nd Offense    2 Days of ISS

    3rd Offense     2 Days of OSS

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    1st Offense      Parent Contact & 2 Days of ISS

    2nd Offense     3 Days of ISS

    3rd Offense      3 Days of OSS

    Refusing to follow instructions from any staff member when reasonable efforts have been made to gain cooperation.

    Kindergarten-2nd Grade

    1st Offense       Phone Call Home & 1 Day of ISS

    2nd Offense      Parent Conference & 2 Days of ISS

    3rd Offense       3 Days of OSS

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    1st Offense       Phone Call Home & 2 Days of ISS

    2nd Offense      Parent Conference & 3 Days of ISS

    3rd Offense       3 Days of OSS


    Kindergarten-2nd Grade

    1st Offense       3 Days of OSS & Parent Conference

    2nd Offense      6 Days of OSS

    3rd Offense       9Days of OSS

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    1st Offense      6 Days of OSS & Parent Conference

    2nd Offense     9 Days of OSS

    3rd Offense      9 Days of OSS


    Kindergarten-2nd Grade

    1st Offense       3 Days of ISS & Parent Conference

    2nd Offense      3 Days of OSS

    3rd Offense       5 Days of OSS

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    1st Offense      3 Days of OSS & Parent Conference

    2nd Offense     6 Days of OSS

    3rd Offense      9 Days of OSS

    Disruption (continued, disruptive behavior that prevents instruction from continuing or continuing with difficulty after reasonable attempts have been made to correct the behavior.)

    Disruption includes, but is not limited to horseplay, throwing objects,  and talking back/arguing.

    Kindergarten-2nd Grade

    1st Offense       Phone Call Home & 1 Day of ISS

    2nd Offense      Parent Conference & 2 Days of ISS

    3rd Offense       3 Days of OSS

    3rd Grade-5th Grade

    1st Offense       Phone Call Home & 2 Days of ISS

    2nd Offense      Parent Conference & 3 Days of ISS

    3rd Offense       3 Days of OSS

    Offenses to Person: A student may not willfully cause harm or attempt to cause harm to another student. For example: shoving and/or kicking; throwing objects at others; hitting, biting, spitting, pinching or any action which may cause harm to another student or adult.

    Consequences will vary between conference to as much as a long term suspension depending on investigation.

    Incidents with Classroom Level Consequences on 1st offense:

    -Not following directions (student is able to be redirected on first attempt)

    -Running in hallways

    -Excessive talking (at least 2 interventions before office referral, one of which should be parent contact)

    -Inappropriate laughing/sneering

    -Inappropriate language (if the language is not directed to another student or adult)

    -Eye rolling

    -Interrupting (at least 2 interventions before office referral, one of which should be parent contact)

    -Consistent tardiness (at least 2 interventions before office referral, one of which should be parent contact)

    -Name calling

    -Misuse of materials




    *Teachers may use consequences such as silent lunch, time out, Reflection Time, phone calls home, or conferences.  As mentioned previously, students may be escorted to the office for a referral depending on severity even on a first offense. Students who have become repeat offenders will receive office referrals.


    Students should not dress in any manner which would be disruptive to a climate conducive to serious study or the orderly operation of school.  Students should be appropriately dressed at all times.  Students should keep the following in mind with regard to inappropriate dress:



    • A student will maintain personal attire and grooming standards that promote safety, health, and acceptable standards of social conduct.
    • Student dress that disrupts the school environment or clothing that indicates gang identification or reflects gang symbols will not be tolerated.
    • Clothing must be age appropriate, not disruptive to the teaching-learning process, and cannot be provocative, revealing, indecent, vulgar, or obscene.
    • Students should be covered from mid-chest to mid-thigh.
    • No shorts higher than mid-thigh; no skirts and dresses more than three inches above the top of the knee; no shirts and blouses that expose waist, midriff, or cleavage. .
    • No clothing which promotes alcohol, tobacco, or the use of controlled substances, or which depicts violence, sexual, or disruptive nature;
    • No clothing, jewelry or symbols which convey membership or affiliation with a gang.
    • No excessively baggy clothing or visible underwear.
    • No hats, sunglasses, sweatbands or bandanas. .
    • No tank tops, spaghetti straps, or sleepwear.
    • Proper footwear is required; specifically bedroom shoes and slippers are prohibited.
    • No chains on clothing.
    • Basketball jerseys and/or tank tops are not allowed unless worn over another shirt.
    • Clothing cannot be sheer, mesh, or have excessive holes.
    • Undergarments must not be visible.
    • Book bags are to remain in lockers during the school day.
    • This list may not cover every dress code violation.  It is the role of the Principal/Assistant Principal to determine appropriate clothing in a questionable situation.


    Reflection Time Behavior Form

    Date: ______________ Time: ______________ Name: _______________________________ Grade: _______


    Homeroom teacher: _______________________ Sending teacher: ___________________________________


    1. I was sent to Think Time because I am having difficulty      ____ being responsible       ____ being safe


    ____ being respectful   ____ following directions    ____ keeping my hands to myself    


    ____ using school appropriate language       ____ other ___________________________


    Describe your behavior







    1. How did your behavior affect others? (Classmates, teachers, custodians, nature)







    1. When I return to my class, I need to __________________________________________________________





    I am ready to return to my class, make good choices, and be a respectful, responsible scholar.

    _____Yes                     ______No


    Our goal through PBIS is to create a school environment that is positive, proactive, and focused on solving problems.  FES has a consistent list of expectations that will be taught, modeled, and positively reinforced.  There are four expectations that are school-wide. These expectations will be taught to the students in each area where they are expected to follow them.  

    For more information about PBIS, visit www.pbisworld.com or see a member of the PBIS Focus Team here at Franklinton Elementary.


                                       Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

      School-Wide Initiative for Franklinton Elementary School



    What is Positive Behavior Intervention and Support?

    Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is an initiative that our school faculty and PTSA have chosen to adopt.  PBIS is a proactive systems approach to school-wide discipline designed to be responsive to current social and educational challenges.  


    PBIS has an instructional focus where emphasis is placed on

    • Teaching behavioral expectations directly.
    • Teaching social behaviors like academic skills.
    • Maximizing academic engagement and success.


    Below you will find the Franklinton Elementary School’s Expectation Matrix. We will use this to teach student behavior expectations in different parts of the school building as well as extensions of the school grounds.

    Franklinton Elementary School-Wide Expectations

    Positive Behavior


    and Support












    *Use appropriate language

    *Use appropriate voice levels

    *Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself

    *Respect the speaker

    *Raise your hands

    *Think before you speak or act

    *Single file line

    *Maintain physical space

    *Keep food in tray

    *Keep food and drink in your mouth

    *Show good sportsmanship

    *Follow rules of the game

    *Use water, soap, and paper towels properly

    OWN IT

    AND BE


    *Follow directions

    *Make good choices

    *Accept consequences

    *Come prepared

    *Put materials away

    *Complete assignments and turn them in

    *Keep hallway clean

    *Respect other’s property

    *Keep right

    *Keep area clean

    *Know your lunch number

    *Stay in designated area

    *Use equipment properly

    *Put away equipment with done

    *Be alert

    *Flush and wash hands

    *Keep facilities clean


    *Use materials appropriately

    *Report issues to teachers or adults in charge

    *Face forward

    *Sit correctly in seat

    *Walk with purpose at all times

    *Face forward in line

    *Wait your turn

    *Only use utensils for food

    *Eat your food

    *Always wear shoes

    *Stay in assigned area & line up when called

    *Use restroom properly



    *Listen to adults

    *Use Kind Words

    *Interact in positive ways

    *Stay focused

    * Be supportive of others

    *Walk at appropriate pace

    *Look at hallway displays with eyes only

    *Use good manners such as please and thank you

    *Use napkins

    *Share equipment properly

    *Wait for your turn

    *Respect others’ privacy

    *Dispose of trash appropriately

    Franklinton Elementary School-Wide Expectations

    Positive Behavior


    and Support


    Field Trips

    Car Riders

    Emergency Situations

    Bus Riders



    *Remain seated in your own space

    *Be a good listener

    *Participate with group/buddy

    *Remain quiet

    *Wait until you are called

    *Stay calm

    *Stay seated with feet out of the aisle

    OWN IT

    AND BE


    *Clean up after yourself

    *Keep up with belongings

    *Bring permission slip and lunch (if needed)

    *Keep up with belongings

    *Stay together

    *Keep bus clean

    *Be on time


    *Enter & exit quietly in a line

    *Stay with your class

    *Stay with assigned adults

    *Move carefully

    *Walk to your vehicle

    *Check for traffic

    *Walk unless directed to do otherwise

    *Keep my eyes on responsible adult

    *Keep objects inside the bus

    *Enter and exit in an orderly fashion

    *Sit up straight in your seat

    *Follow bus safety rules



    *Give appropriate applause

    *Only touch what you have been given permission to touch

    *Listen to directions before going to car

    *Enter your car quickly when called

    *Be supportive if classmates become upset

    *Listen to special directions from adults

    *Share your seat


    Car riders in kindergarten through second grade should be dropped off and picked up on Person Street (the one-way street).  It is very important that parents make a left-hand turn onto Person from Hillsborough.  Do not travel on Hillsborough Street and expect to make a right-hand turn onto Person Street.   South Hillsborough Street will be closed to traffic at 8:00 AM.


    Car riders in grades three through five are to be dropped off and picked up in front of the gym. If there are two or more siblings and at least one is a third, fourth or fifth grader, then the gym area may be used for all the siblings as long as they are riding in one vehicle.  This must be prearranged with either Mrs. Richardson or Mrs. Trader.  


    The Roundabout is located near the gym and playground area.   Only buses and service delivery trucks will be entering the Roundabout via the Howard Harris Road.  They will have the right-of-way.  Please use caution at all times.  No cars are allowed on Howard Harris Road during school hours.


    The crosswalk near the administrative gate is for students going to and from the playground.  Students walking to school may use this crosswalk to provide an orderly flow of student movement.


    The administrative gate parking is for staff parking and handicap parking prior to 8:15 AM.  Parents and visitors wishing to enter the building prior to 8:15 should park in the parking lot on the ball fields.  There is a gate and crosswalk to make this a safe way to travel into the main office areas.


    Before/After School Care students may be dropped off beside the Before/After Daycare door between the hours of 6:00 and 7:30 AM.  After-school ends at 6:30PM.


    Please remember that it gets congested within the front gates in the morning. We ask that you are courteous to one another as well as our staff who are on duty to assist with safety as you drop our students off. If you need to make special arrangements for drop off, please arrange this with Mrs. Richardson. Thank you!


    Requests for a change in transportation, including bus notes, must be given to front desk by 9:00 a.m.





    In-depth knowledge and demonstration of grade level standard(s)



    Appropriate knowledge and demonstration of grade level standards



    Basic knowledge and demonstration of grade level standard(s)




    Basic knowledge of standards(s) not demonstrated at this time


    Curriculum Modified

    Working below grade level on standard(s) as indicated in IEP identification area


    Not Assessed

    Not assessed this 9 weeks


    Full credit may not be given for late work.  Zeroes are not acceptable.  Students are expected to do their best work at all times.  



    All computer use should follow all guidelines set forth in the district-wide Acceptable Use Policy.



    At Franklinton Elementary, we believe that discipline is not punishment, but an opportunity to teach.  All students can learn to be respectful, responsible, and safe if provided with high expectations. We thank you for your support! Please make sure that you and your child sign the contract below and return.



    Franklinton Elementary Discipline Contract


    Teacher Responsibilities: I agree that discipline is not punishment, but an opportunity to teach. I agree to support the school-wide discipline plan by rewarding students who are respectful, responsible, and safe. I will also provide interventions, contact parents, and provide appropriate consequences.

    Teacher’s signature___________________________ Date__________

    Parent/Guardian Responsibilities: I have read the effective school-wide discipline plan and will join you in this effort to make Franklinton Elementary a safe learning environment for my child and others. I agree to support my child’s teacher and assist him/her should problems arise. I will stay informed about my child’s education as much as possible.

    Parent’s signature ____________________________ Date__________

    Student Responsibilities: I agree to follow the school-wide discipline plan and be a respectful, responsible and safe. I will follow school rules in all settings. When needed, I will use “Think Time” to calm myself so I can rejoin my class and keep on learning. I will give my parents notices and information received by me at school.

    Student’s signature____________________________ Date__________


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