To ensure that students and families are prepared for the school year, we want to inform you of the policies we have set in place regarding:
- Our code of conduct
- Commitment to excellence
- Uniform and more.
Code of Conduct
An effective discipline code of conduct is directly related to the excellence of the overall educational program and the school’s philosophy of education. KAPPA III’s philosophy of discipline is based on the belief that teaching scholars to be responsible is an ongoing process that will help them to internalize values and help them make sound ethical and moral judgments.
The KAPPA III School is a community of individuals who are expected to demonstrate the three C’s (Character, Courage and Caring) at all times. Our goal for school discipline is to provide structure and control without alienating and overly regulating scholars.
The KAPPA III strives to help our scholars develop:
A social conscience
An open-mindedness and respect for individual differences
A respect for the rights of others
A capacity for self-motivation and self-discipline
A positive and tolerant attitude toward self and others
Good self esteem
To ensure that scholars and families are prepared for the school year, we wanted to make you aware of the policies we have set in place regarding our uniform.
Scholars are expected to come to school in full uniform on a daily basis. Below please find a breakdown of the uniform policy.
- Uniforms must be worn during Pledge Week.
- Sneakers, boots, hats, sweatshirts, and any hooded shirts may not be worn in class.
- Electric device are not allowed in School/Class.
- Large or excessive jewelry may NOT be worn
- Uniform consists of:
- KAPPA III button down shirt (blue for boys, white for girls)
- Khaki pants (for boys/girls)
- Plaid skirts for girls (khaki skirts are not part of KAPPA III Uniform, only khaki pants).
- Black, white/blue socks or tights(no mix-match socks allowed)
- Black shoes, both boys and girls must wear belts at all times.(girls if necessary)
- Gym Shirts must be ordered from Flynn & O’Hara (Button down Navy blue sweater or sweater vest can be ordered from Flynn & O’Hara). Shirts or sweaters are not allowed without KAPPA III logo.
*Uniforms Must Be Worn At All Times – No Exceptions*
UNIFORMS must be ordered from:
or by visiting the store – Click the map below for directions.
Flynn & O’Hara
136 Westchester Square, Bronx, NY 10461
Standards of Excellence
All scholars will:
Demonstrate respect for all by establishing respectful relationships with peers and school staff.
Demonstrate KAPPA ‘s three C’s: Caring, Courage and Character
Follow Code of Conduct
Avoid infractions on or off school grounds
Demonstrate pride in KAPPA III when reciting the KAPPA III Song, Pledge and Subject Chants.
Demonstrate understanding of KAPPA III’s assertive discipline by clapping to attention, remaining quiet for further instruction and use one-way traffic when walking the hallway and classroom.
All scholars will:
Internalize and adhere to the contents of the Letter of Standards of Excellence (Click here to download)
Academic Performance: Complete all school-based projects, reports, etc. on a timely basis
Aim to pass all subject classes, every marking period
All scholars will:
Maintain a 95% or higher attendance rate
Recognize that good attendance and punctuality will maximize achievement and enhance their learning experience. Therefore any student that arrives after 8:10 am will be considered late and received detention.
Complete all homework assignments daily and read for thirty minutes every evening
Participate in an academic after-school program. In addition, scholars are encouraged to participate in KAPPA III’s enrichment program, such as sports and clubs programs.
KAPPA III Middle School believes that every scholar has the right to feel safe, secure, and accepted regardless of sexual orientation, color, race, gender, popularity, athletic ability, intelligence, religion, or nationality.
Bullying means any intentional written, electronic, verbal, or physical act against another scholar.
Examples of bullying are:
Placing a scholar in fear of substantial harm to his/her emotional or physical well-being.
Creating a hostile, threatening, humiliating, or abusive environment due to persistent actions.
Perpetuating bullying by soliciting or coercing an individual or group to demean, dehumanize, embarrass, or cause emotional or physical harm to another scholar.
Bullying causes pain and stress to victims and is never justified or excusable as “just teasing.” The victim is never responsible for being a target of bullying.