Expectations for Behavior

For living together peacefully in our community

Many of the terms in our school rules can mean different things to different people. Additionally, each one of these traits (respect, responsibility, kindness, etc.) can look differently, in different places. In order to be as clear as possible, click on each expectation for a clarification.

 


Achieve and Learn with JOY!
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In the classroom, it looks like this:

  • Do your best work all the time, and let others do their best
  • Challenge yourself and set goals for learning
  • Never give up
  • Enjoy your teacher and your friends

 

In the cafeteria, it looks like this:

  • Enjoy quiet conversation with your friends

 

On the playground, it looks like this:

  • Have fun playing safely with your friends

 


Show Respect for Others and School Property
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In the classroom, it looks like this:

  • Look at the speaker
  • Listen to the speaker
  • Raise your hand
  • Listen to a substitute, just as you would your regular teacher

 

In the hallways, it looks like this:

  • Use quiet voices so you don't disturb others
  • Keep your hands to yourself

 

In the cafeteria, it looks like this:

  • Listen to the aides and obey them without arguing
  • Clean up your area
  • Raise your hand and ask for permission before you leave your seat
  • Walk, don't run, outside for recess

 

On the playground, it looks like this:

  • No physical contact
  • Listen to the aides and obey them without arguing

 


Be Responsible
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In the classroom, it looks like this:

  • Complete all of your work on time (homework and class work)
  • Take care of school materials
  • Keep your classroom and desk area clean
  • Own your mistakes; apologize
  • Always tell the truth

 

In the hallways, it looks like this:

  • Use quiet voices so you don't disturb others
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • Walk-always!
  • Behave as if an adult were present

 

In the cafeteria, it looks like this:

  • Clean up your area
  • Handle food properly
  • Speak quietly

 

On the playground, it looks like this:

  • Put equipment away
  • No physical contact

 


Practice Kindness
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In the classroom, it looks like this:

  • Compliment other people and/or their work
  • Encourage others
  • Invite someone to be your partner
  • Help someone if they need it

 

In the hallways, it looks like this:

  • Be friendly and say "hello"

 

In the cafeteria, it looks like this:

  • Don't touch other people's food
  • Invite people to sit with you
  • Clean up your area so that others have a clean space to eat

 

On the playground, it looks like this:

  • Tell someone they did a good job, even if they are not on your team
  • Be a good role model
  • Let everybody participate in your game; play fairly
  • Take care of people who get hurt
  • No physical contact