Students Earn Reward Day for Exemplifying the West Side Way

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Posted On: Sunday, October 7, 2018

West Side students worked toward earning a Reward Day by exemplifying the true meaning of West Side Way. These students worked hard every day for 1st Nine weeks to earn their rewards.

 

For a positive incentive, all students without an office referral for a 9-weeks period will receive a reward day. 

The following behavior guidelines have been written with the above goal as the focus.

Respect

Students and adults are expected to respect each other. Examples of respectful behavior include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Listening to each other
  • Talking politely and using appropriate language
  • Using appropriate body language
  • Using an appropriate tone and volume (Even when angry)
  • Avoiding words that are hurtful to others
  • Accepting individual differences (This includes cultural, learning, appearance, and other differences)
  • Touching others’ property only with permission
  • Being mindful of other people’s space
  • Keeping confidential information private
  • Treating school property with care

Cooperation

Students and adults are encouraged to work cooperatively with one another and with peers. Examples of cooperation include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Working together toward common goals and interest
  • Working together to resolve differences
  • Adults giving students direction in keeping with the school philosophy and behavior guidelines
  • Students following adult direction

Honesty

Students and adults are expected to conduct themselves with honesty. Examples of honesty include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Doing one’s own work
  • Answering truthfully within a climate of safety (e.g., without fear of reprisal)
  • Being respectful of other people’s property (and only take property that belongs to them)

Safety

Students and adults have the right to be safe physically and emotionally. Students are expected to follow all safety rules for the school and buses, and respect other people’s right to be safe emotionally and physically. Examples of physical and emotional safety include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Walking in the halls
  • Walking when entering and exiting the building
  • Playing on and around playground equipment appropriately
  • Leaving weapons at home (including toy weapons)
  • Following bus rules
  • Avoiding fighting and play fighting
  • Respecting other people’s physical space
  • Using appropriate tone and volume at all times (Even when angry)
  • Talking politely and using appropriate language
  • Using appropriate body language (Avoiding obscene gestures)
  • Avoiding words that are hurtful to others
  • Accepting individual differences (This includes cultural, learning ability, appearance, and other differences)
  • Keeping confidential information private

Consideration for Consequences

  • Fair
  • Consistent
  • Allows for individualization
  • Developmentally appropriate
  • Adheres to our school’s philosophy
  • Reflective of exemplary practice (e.g., positive discipline)
  • Promotes partnerships/communication with families
  • Promotes learning and personal responsibility (Not “control and correct”)
  • Built-in evaluation for effectiveness

 

 

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