Expectations & PBIS
Our program is designed to teach, support, evaluate and celebrate our expected behaviors of being Safe, Friendly and Ready to Learn. Teachers will systematically spend time throughout the year reviewing these behaviors with our students.
Appropriate behavior is expected throughout the school — in classrooms, hallways, outside property, assemblies, the park, on buses and at extracurricular activities.
Paws, our ECC mascot, reminds us to live up to three fundamental principles:
► Be Safe
► Be Friendly
► Be Ready to Learn
Appropriate behavior shows respect for teachers and classmates and supports a positive climate for living and learning.
At the start of our school year, teachers explicitly instruct students on appropriate behaviors as detailed in the ECC Expectations Matrix.
All students and staff refer to the Expectations Matrix to guide positive behavior in classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, the all-purpose room, the park, on buses, at drinking fountains and during entrances, dismissals, music sessions, assemblies and other activities.
"Paws Up" Behavior
Paws, the Extra Caring Cub, is the school mascot. He's also part of our schoolwide PBIS program.
Each time a teacher notices a classroom making good choices, the students will earn a paw print. When a classroom earns five paw prints, the students will earn a group prize.
Prizes include a special snack, a coloring page, a picture with Paws and other great treats to celebrate a job well done.
District 401’s Policy on Student Behavior
This policy’s stated goals and objectives are to provide effective discipline practices that:
(1) ensure the safety and dignity of students and staff; (2) maintain a positive, weapons-free, and drug-free learning environment; (3) keep school property and the property of others secure; (4) address the causes of a student's misbehavior and provide opportunities for all individuals involved in an incident to participate in its resolution; and (5) teach students positive behavioral skills to become independent, self-disciplined citizens in the school community and society.
A searchable online version of the Board of Education’s complete District Policy Manual can be found here.