School-wide Expectations, Interventions and Positive Behavior Support

What are School-wide Expectations, Interventions and Supports?

We are committed to the academic and social success of our students at Westvale Elementary.

Students who take responsibility to behave positively will be recognized in a variety of ways. Students will also know exactly what consequences will result when they choose not to behave.

At Westvale, we acknowledge that individuals are not perfect and that mistakes are a part of being human. A mistake gives us the opportunity to reflect and try again.

Our School-wide Expectations Are:

Be Kind – Be Safe – Be Respectful – Be Responsible

Hallway Expectations

  • Voice level = 0 (silent)
  • Walking calmly in a single line
  • Face forward with hands at sides
  • Go directly to your destination
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self

Playground Expectations

  • Voice level = 3 (outside)
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
  • Include others in play
  • Play fair
  • Walk on the hard surfaces
  • Follow playground rules

Bathroom Expectations

  • Voice level = 0 (silent)
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
  • Be quick
  • Walk calmly in and out of bathroom
  • Keep our bathrooms clean
  • Flush and wash

Lunchroom Expectations

  • Voice level = 2 (inside)
  • Sit Forward with both feet under the table
  • Wait for your turn
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
  • Follow directions of all staff
  • Clean up after self
  • Walk and follow guides

Library Expectations

  • Voice level = 0 (silent)
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
  • Walk calmly in the library
  • Find the “just right” book
  • Return books on time

Assembly Expectations

  • Voice level = 0 (silent)
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
  • Sit criss cross
  • Walk calmly in and out of assembly
  • Clap to show appreciation
  • Be good listeners
  • Follow directions of all staff

Westvale Think Time

At Westvale, we are implementing consistent practices to help our students learn to make good decisions.

Step 1: Non-verbal Reminder

Teachers and staff will use eye contact, standing close or gently shaking head to indicate student needs to make a better behavior choice.

Step 2: Precision Request

If the misbehavior continues, the teacher/staff will use precision commands using key words (please, need) to redirect the student’s behavior.

Step 3: Timeout/Think Time

If the misbehavior continues, the teacher/staff will give the student a Timeout (in class) or Think Time (out of class). The student will go directly to the designated are and complete a Westvale Think Time Note before rejoining the class.

Step 4: Office Referral

If a student refuses to participate in Step 3 or is an immediate danger to him or others, the student will go to the office. The student will complete a Westvale Think Time Home Note and then return to class to resume learning. This could also result in further consequences.

Student Recognition

Wolf Tickets

  • Students who follow class and school expectations will be given Wolf Tickets for weekly drawings. Students can trade 7 Wolf Tickets for a Behavior Buck.

Behavior Bucks

  • Students will receive Behavior Bucks when he or she does something above and beyond class and school expectations.

Brain Bucks

  • Students will receive Brain Bucks when he or she meets or exceeds his or her academic goals. They can also receive them for passing assessments with 80% or higher.

Principal’s 200 Club

  • Teachers and staff will award 200 Club tickets to students who demonstrate one of the 7 Habits of a Leader.

“I am a Leader”

  • Each month students will be recognized for displaying one of the 7 Habits of a Leader in a n all school meeting.

7 Habits of a Leader

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