Expectations & PBIS


Elmwood is a PBIS school. “PBIS” stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a program used throughout District 401 schools to emphasize appropriate behaviors.

We are proud of the appropriate behavior our students exhibit throughout the school year. We stress positive reinforcements. Click here to see our PBIS Manual


Our Approach


We expect our students to live up to three fundamental principals of behavior:

► Be Responsible
► Be Respectful
► Be Ready

Elmwood's PBIS approach is designed to teach, support, monitor and celebrate the expected behaviors of students in all environments of the school day.

By following the 3 R's of Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Ready, all students will be prepared to face any academic or social challenge they may encounter.

Quarterly goals are established for each classroom in earning compliments from other students and teachers. Celebrations for reaching those goals are held at the close of each quarter.


Expectations Matrix


All staff and students refer to the Elmwood Expectations Matrix to guide positive behavior in classrooms, the cafeteria, hallways, bathrooms and the gym during assemblies. 


District 401’s Policy on Student Behavior


Our rules and procedures in this area are governed by District 401's policy on student behavior, which can be found in Section 7:190 of the Board of Education's District Policy Manual

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.