Today is December 13, 2019 -
Students are expected to behave in a respectful manner towards their teachers and fellow students, and treat the school facilities in an appropriate fashion. We strive to create a safe environment where all students can participate and take an active role in their Jewish education. To that extent, each student is responsible for his/her own actions in and out of the classroom. Our faculty is prepared and eager to teach; we expect students to be equally prepared and eager to learn. Cooperation between students, staff and parents will increase the time spent productively studying Torah. Students should practice derech eretz (respect to others) and common sense at BESTT.
Students are expected to behave in a manner consistent with the well being of every member of the BESTT community. They must not disturb or distract their classmates, and they must respect other people and the property of one another and the school. Students must never imperil the safety of themselves or others.
In keeping with the emphasis on reason and cooperation, the procedures used in managing infractions of rules follow a counseling approach rather then a punitive one. They include teaching:
(a) Mutual respect and consideration
(b) Cooperative learning
(c) Respectful expression of disagreement
(d) Respect for individual differences
(e) Verbalization of Jewish values and ethics as applied to interpersonal relationships in classrooms
(f) Conflict resolution for teasing and bullying among students
(g) Social integration through classroom dynamics and school social functions
(h) Maintenance of a positive, interactive, fun environment to maximize learning
The following list of prohibited behaviors will result in immediate disciplinary action. This list serves as a guide for parents and is not meant to be comprehensive: