• Wakefield Middle School - Pyramid of Behavior Intervention 

    All students are responsible for complying with and are expected to be familiar with the WCPSS Code of Student Conduct and school board policies governing student behavior and conduct.  All Code of Student Conduct policies are described in the WCPSS Student/Parent Handbook.  This handbook is distributed to all students and parents at the beginning of each school year or upon enrollment in WCPSS.  If there is a conflict between the rules expressed in this handbook/agenda/planner and the Code of Student Conduct policies, the WCPSS Code of Student Conduct policies shall take precedence.
    Click below for more information regarding the Wake County Public School Code of Student Conduct
    More info regarding school policies can be found  in our WMS Student Handbook
    The following is not an exhaustive list of behaviors and consequences but operates as a general guide for students, parents, teachers and administrators. School staff continues to have the obligation to make decisions based on existing circumstances.

    Level 1 Behaviors - Assigned by Teacher





    • Computer Violations
    • Classroom Disruption (Minor)
    • Dress Code Violation
    • Electronic Devices
    • Inappropriate Language
    • Noncompliance
    • Poor Work Habits
    • Public Display of Affection
    • Tardy  (< 5 min)



    • Lunch Detention
    • Loss of Privilege
    • Team Consequence
    • Reflection
    • Restitution
    • Afterschool Detention




    • 1st Infraction - Verbal warning/redirection (reflection)
    • 2nd Infraction – Lunch Detention or team consequence
    • 3rd Infraction – Parent contact and ASD or Team Detention
    • 4th Infraction – Parent conference
    • 5th Infraction – Office Referral


     Infractions  are re-set at the end of each quarter.

    Administrators will not assign consequences that remove students from class for minor infractions (chewing gum, no pencil…)

    Level 2 Behaviors - Assigned by Teacher and/or Administration


    • Repeated Level 1 Violations
    • Cheating/Plagiarism
    • Classroom Disruption
    • Falsification/Lying
    • Failure to Attend ASD
    • Misbehavior with Substitute
    • Misconduct on School Vehicle
    • Out of area/extended time out of class
    • Skipping Class (within building)
    • Teasing/Peer Disrespect
    • Talking Back/Disrespect
    • Vandalism/Property Damage


    All Level 1 Consequences plus:



    • Parent Contact
    • Team Conference
    • On-team detention
    • ASD
    • Behavior Contract
    • Student/Parent Conference
    • Referral to Student services
    • Restitution




    • Day of ALC
    • Change of Schedule
    • Restitution
    • Assign seat on bus
    • Removal from bus


    Teachers/Teams should attempt to address Level 2 behaviors unless the incident creates a significant disruption or safety issue.



    • 1st Incident  - Parent contact and ASD or Team Detention
    • 2nd Incident –  Counselor referral and Team Detention
    • 3rd Incident – Office Referral





    • 1st Office Referral - Parent contact , ASD or ALC
    • 2nd Office Referral – Parent conference, refer to RTI and ALC or OSS
    • 3rd Referral – OSS or Extended ALC


    Level 3 Behaviors - Office Referral


    • Alcohol/drug violation
    • Bullying/Harassment
    • Classroom Disruption (major)
    • Disruptive behavior in ISS/ ASD
    • Fighting/Physical Aggression
    • Fire Setting/Incendiary Material
    • Gang Policy Violation
    • Indecent Exposure/Sexual
    •         Behavior
    • Leaving Campus
    • Vandalism – Major



    • Removal from bus
    • Admin/Team/Parent Conference
    • ALC
    • Extended ALC
    • Out of School Suspension
    • Long-term Suspension
    • Conference with SRO 




    The type and severity of the behavior displayed by the student will impact the severity of the consequence.


    • 1st Office Referral - Parent contact, referral to counselor and ALC or OSS
    • 2nd  Office Referral – Parent conference, behavior contract (RTI) and OSS
    • 3rd Office Referral – Parent conference, Extended ALC or OSS



    The following violations may result in long-term suspension: Alcohol/drug violation, Gang and Gang Related Activity,  Possession of Weapons/Dangerous Instruments/Substances, and Assault on a Student/School Personnel