• Student Behavior

    Expectations of Adults and Students

    Philosophy of Behavioral Expectations for Adults and Students

    Adults will:

    1. Create a balanced approach for all learning
    2. Create a climate for learning that includes:
    • Opportunities for students to explore and construct their learning through choice, practice, trial, error and reworking
    • Knowing the students culturally, and individually, by being fully cognizant of their strengths and interests
    • Co-creating classroom rituals that maximize learning bell-to-bell
    • Creating a climate that respects difference and allows for multiple perspectives without hurting others
    • Fostering opportunities for students to determine responsibility in meeting academic, social, and emotional expectations in monitoring their self control

    Students will:

    1. Students are expected to be in class all day every day.
    2. Participate fully in the learning experience, including curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities, from the moment he/she is on the bus until s/he is returned home, at all district activities and events.
    3. Participate actively in the learning experience by being fully engaged, fully prepared, raising engaging questions, and effectively and positively communicating with all students and staff.
    4. Participate actively in the learning experience by sharing information about themselves—strengths, weakness, and culture to create common bonds in curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
    5. Participate actively in the learning experience by respecting differences while asserting perhaps a divergent viewpoint, doing so without harm to the other students, staff, team, other leader, and property.
    6. Demonstrate empathy (knowing others) to build fruitful relationships that create a cohesive learning opportunity for all and through self-control, behave in an ethical manner from the moment he/she is on the bus until s/he is returned home.

    If a student demonstrates a lack of responsibility, respect, empathy or self control and disrupts the learning for other students, adults will:

    • Re-direct, work with and ensure that student fully understands the expectations
    • Create an accountability system with the student and parent/guardian with clear consequences or processes for resolution for additional violations
    • Work in partnership with family, students, staff and other significant adults to determine additional strategies and/or consequences
    • Determine if there are extenuating physical, emotional or mental challenges
    • Submit referral as required