Behavior Policies

For any of us to do our best work, we must be in the right head space. To that end, Wheeling Country Day School has committed itself to compassionate education and social-emotional learning. It is the school’s ultimate aim to have each child respond with focus and empathy, to act with an inner-directed sense of right and wrong. However, children in the elementary school years need guidance to develop this inner direction. The school and home become partners in the important task of character development. The school’s disciplinary standards vary with the age of the child and situation.

The school has an approved Behavior Modification Plan in place. Children are aware of these rules and procedures from the first day of class. If a child has difficulty with the rules or procedures, appropriate action will be taken, and parents will be contacted. In the rare instance that a child is sent home, a conference including parent(s), administration, and any involved faculty must occur before reentry. By signing a contract with Wheeling Country Day School, parents and students agree to comply with rules and policies of the school. Wheeling Country Day School believes a positive and constructive working relationship is essential to fulfilling its mission.

Certain conduct will not be tolerated under any circumstance. This includes, but is not limited to, theft, vandalism, possession or use of drugs, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons of any kind. Bullying or threats against other students or staff will not be tolerated. The school adheres to a no violence policy. In addition to disciplinary action, a student who damages school equipment or property, will be expected to pay for repairs or replacements. This list is not exclusive. The school reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student from the school when, in the opinion of the Head of School, such action would be in the best interest of the student and/or the school. If the school has reason to believe a positive, constructive relationship cannot exist or is impossible to achieve, parents will be notified to find another placement for their child.

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