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"Golden Ticket"

Positive Recognition System

Positive Behavior Recognition is based on the idea that when all school staff actively teach and consistently recognize and reinforce appropriate behavior, the number of students with serious behavior problems will be reduced and the school’s overall climate will improve.

The Golden Ticket program supports and creates a school climate that works towards the goals of academic achievement and social development of all students.

The Golden Ticket program recognizes students for doing good deeds and acts by "catching" them and using a ticket as a reward.  Students who are caught have their names in the announcements, printed in the BBNews, and posted on the Golden Ticket bulletin board.


"Bear Traps"

So that staff may provide appropriate supervision, students should not be in the following areas at the specified times.  “Getting caught in a Bear Trap” may result in a Pink Slip.

Recess Bear Traps:

  • Courtyard
  • Hallways and stairwells
  • Portables patio
  • Blue tables east of building
  • Cafeteria area
  • Kinder area
  • In front of the gym (for AM and PM recess those students in jump rope should be INSIDE the gym)
  • General hanging out at walls and fences
  • Between portables or on their steps and ramps
  • Hanging out in the main office or the health office

All Day Bear Traps:

  • Anywhere on campus without a parent before 8:45 AM or after 3:25 PM
  • Secret Stairs
  • All streets and parking lots
  • Staff lounge/staff work areas
  • Hall roaming
  • Hanging from or playing on the trees
  • Hanging out on the walls and fences
  • In the computer lab without adult supervision


Self-Management System

Bandelier’s staff, Instructional Council, and parents believe that students should learn to monitor their own behavior. We assist students in developing the skills and the confidence they need to solve their own problems in a positive manner.  Students are to exhibit their best behavior at school and school-related activities.  Parents are expected to work cooperatively with school personnel to address behavior concerns. At the beginning of the school year, teachers will distribute and discuss school rules with their students.


Educating our youth is a cooperative venture involving the home as well as the school.  Education begins at home and continues at the school, where educators provide children daily guidance.  While the school continues to be primarily accountable for academic instruction, the school setting also offers students opportunities to develop those social skills needed to lead successful and productive lives.

You received the Albuquerque Public Schools Student Behavior Handbook at Registration or during the first few days of school.  Bandelier’s student behavior guidelines reflect the District’s expectations and are designed to emphasize Bandelier’s student-centered self-management system which teaches students that they are empowered to make choices that carry either positive or negative consequences.  With this system, our students develop a sense of self worth and the good judgment to become positive, contributing members of society.

Super Rules

Basically, we have two very simple super rules for our students:

  1. Always keep your hands, feet, and hurtful comments to yourself.
  2. Treat other people in the kind way you want to be treated.

In other words, Bandelier students will not engage in activities which physically or mentally hurt other individuals or themselves.

Disciplinary System

Bandelier’s discipline system has the following levels, related to the seriousness of the unacceptable behavior.  See “Tools” on the reverse side for an explanation of consequences.

Reminder Offenses

Staff administered discipline

Listed below are examples of actions which may result in a verbal Reminder at the first offense:

  • Minor tattling
  • Not taking turns
  • Playing closed games
  • Running through the hall or high-traffic areas
  • Dress code violations

Time Out Offenses

Staff administered discipline

Listed below are examples of actions which may result in a Time Out:

  • Inappropriate use of equipment per playground rules
  • Not sharing equipment
  • Rough-housing or play fighting
  • 2nd offense of a Reminder

Pink Slip Offenses

Staff administered discipline

Listed below are examples of actions which may result in a Pink Slip being issued:

  • Name calling
  • Throwing objects
  • Rough-housing or play fighting (2nd offense)
  • Bullying/group teasing
  • Acting defiantly toward an adult
  • Getting caught in a Bear Trap
  • Minor vandalism
  • Using general bad language
  • 2nd offense of a Time Out
  • Missing detention

Discipline Referral Offenses

Principal or staff administered discipline

Listed below are examples of actions that may result in a Discipline Referral being issued:

  • Fighting
  • Playing with toys which may look like or be used as a weapon, or look like drugs
  • Major vandalism
  • Using profanity to show contempt or disrespect toward another individual.
  • Severe bullying/group teasing (2nd offense)
  • Stealing
  • Sexual harassment
  • General disruptive conduct
  • 3rd Pink Slip
  • Defiance of school personnel/authority

Administrative Intervention

Principal administered discipline

An Administrative Intervention may be warranted for any serious infraction which impacts the school, staff, student safety.  The MINIMUM CONSEQUENCE will be a Discipline Referral.  The MAXIMUM CONSEQUENCE will be at the discretion of the Principal.  Some examples:

  • Leaving campus or class without permission
  • Fighting with intent to cause bodily harm
  • Bringing a weapon to school (such as a gun, knife, brass knuckles) or using any object as a weapon
  • Using or distributing an illegal substance, including tobacco
  • Any other infraction deemed threatening to the physical and educational wellbeing of our students and staff

SEVERE CLAUSE:  A staff member may bypass the established procedures in cases of severe disruption.


Recess Time Out

A Time Out may be issued if a staff member feels that a student needs to “cool off.”  The student will be asked to sit in an area away from others for a length of time appropriate to the situation and the age and understanding of the student.

Pink Slips

Any staff member may issue a Pink Slip to a student for inappropriate behavior any time that student is on school grounds or at school-sponsored events.

1st Pink Slip:  Students will serve one lunch recess detention.  It is the parents’ responsibility to sign the Pink Slip and the student’s to return it to the classroom teacher.

2nd Pink Slip:  The student will serve two consecutive lunch recess detentions.  It is the parents’ responsibility to sign the Pink Slip and the student’s to return it to the classroom teacher.  The teacher will call the student’s parent(s) to advise them of the situation.

3rd Pink Slip:  Receipt of a third Pink Slip will automatically become a Discipline Referral.  The teacher will write a Discipline Referral and send it with the student, along with copies of the two previous Pink Slips, to the Principal’s Office.  The Principal will determine the student’s consequences which may include suspension.  The teacher will arrange a Parent-Teacher-Principal Conference to develop a Student Behavior Contract.  This conference will be held before the student returns to class.

Please note:  If a student is intentionally tardy or misses detention, the consequence doubles.

Discipline Referrals

Any staff member may issue a Discipline Referral to a student for inappropriate behavior any time that student is on school grounds, at school-sponsored events, or during class time.

When a Discipline Referral is issued, the student will:

  1. Describe in writing what happened and offer possible solutions.
  2. Serve one 15-minute detention (either in the Detention Room or the Office).

The staff member issuing the Discipline Referral or the Principal will contact the parent(s), either directly via the phone or through a note carried by the student to the parent(s).

When issuing a Discipline Referral, staff members will include a brief explanation of the offense and their suggestions for resolution (including consequences).   Staff members will send the Discipline Referral with the student to the office.  The Principal or her designee will administer the consequence(s).

When a Discipline Referral is issued, a record of the incident and the resolution will become part of the student’s school disciplinary record.  A copy of this referral will be kept on file in the office for four years; a copy will be returned to the teacher for his/her records; and a copy will be given to the student to take home for parental signature.