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Discipline Policy


Parents are encouraged to participate in the educational process.  We need the support and cooperation of parents to effectively help each student reach his/her fullest potential.  When students see that parents support their best efforts, they are given a real incentive to strive for excellence.  We will keep parents informed of student’s responsibility and efforts through conferences, progress reports, phone calls and notes.  Parents are asked to help teach their child specific skills such as remembering homework, learning to be independent, and managing anger. 


Throughout the school year Sandia Base staff will emphasize expectations and encourage all students to “Stop and Think”, and Make Good Choices.  Students will be taught social skills, problem solving, and conflict resolution skills as they learn how to make good choices.

As a staff we recognize and will practice the following principles to support positive behavior and responsibility. 

  • We will model and teach students the expectations for responsible behavior.
  • We will provide positive feedback as quickly and as often as possible, when they are meeting the expectations and making good choices.
  • We will respond with calm and consistent corrections when minor misbehavior occurs.
  • We will initiate the problem solving intervention process when chronic or severe behaviors arise.



Level I
Self Administered Discipline

These are viewed as minor offenses that may require Redirection, Time Out, or an Information Ticket.


Level II
Staff or Principal Administered Discipline

These are defined as misdemeanor offenses for which staff must determine appropriate consequence.   An information ticket as well as principal intervention and action may occur. 


Level III
Administrative Intervention

Defined as serious or severe infractions which invoke principal involvement.  Administrative interventions may involve outside agency law enforcement.


Disciplinary consequences may include a variety of interventions such as conferences with student and or parent, recess detention, suspension, and legal action.   Please refer to the Albuquerque Public Schools Student Behavior Handbook for more detailed information regarding district discipline policy.

General Discipline Rules

  1. Be where you are supposed to be.

  2. Respect yourself, others, and our school.

  3. Use materials and equipment appropriately.

  4. Running is allowed on the playground only.