Students received awards for following all three behavior expectations: Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.  For those students who followed these expectations all year they received an award. 

(L to R front): Haley, Matthew G., Coda, Heather, Autumn and Grace.

(L to R back): Kaleb, Matthew E., Glenora, Landen, Hunter, Waabanung and Jaylin

September 13, 2012

Dear Parents:

This week your child participated in a kick off in the new gymnasium.   The kick off introduced our behavior expectations: Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be Responsible.  At the bottom of this page you will find our logo and will see it around the building reflecting these three behavior expectations.   Your child was taught these behavior expectations for the following areas: arrival/dismissal (bus loading zone), bathroom, cafeteria, classroom, hallway, playground, and special events (assemblies, field trips, etc.).

If a student does not follow the behavior expectations: Be Safe, Be Respectful or Be Responsible, then s/he will visit our Responsible Thinking Center (RTC).  After reviewing many programs, we have found the Responsible Thinking Process (RTP) to be the most effective way for reducing disruption while enhancing the student’s ability to resolve problems.  RTP is a school discipline process on how to teach students to take responsibility for themselves by learning to think on their own, to respect the rights of others, to make effective plans, and to build self-confidence.  Our RTC room coordinator is Shelly Gilbert.  She will work with students to creating a behavior plan.  In previous years, the RTC room was used from upper elementary to high school students.  We’ve recently added the lower elementary because of the success of this process and have updated our elementary RTC form.  On the reverse side of this sheet, you will find the form.  We believe that all students are responsible for their own actions and must be taught to respect the rights of others.  Teachers have a right to teach and students have a right to learn in a safe environment.

If you have any questions about our new behavior expectations, the Responsible Thinking Process (RTP), the Responsible Thinking Center (RTC), or our RTC form, then please feel free to contact me at 889-5521.


Gina Hagen

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