Student Expectations

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The staff at Edison Elementary is committed to developing students who show the traits of strong character; therefore, we offer choices to students which encourage participation, planning and responsibility. Everything that we do is based on mutual respect and the development of internal motivation. We view discipline as growth from dependence to independence. Students at Edison are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion which does not interfere with the education or safety of their fellow students.

We believe in character education to help in the development of the whole child at Edison. Our motto is “Edison CARES.” CARES is an acronym for the following list of character traits:

Respectful and Responsible

Therefore, all students at Edison have the responsibility to behave in certain ways. Below is a list of expectations in all areas of our building.

Auditorium Expectations and Inside Day Expectations for Intermediate Students

  • Enter the auditorium and sit in your grade’s assigned area
  • Face forward
  • Sit in your own space
  • Watch movie/performance/presentation quietly
  • Raise your hand if you need to get up
  • Teacher will dismiss you when it’s time to leave
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Inside day for Primary Students in Gym

  • Enter gym quietly.
  • Sit in your classroom’s assigned area.
  • Line leader should bring Rainy Day Box to the gym.
  • Take turns getting things to do from the Rainy Day Box.
  • Sit down and stay seated unless you have permission from an adult to get up.
  • Raise your hand to get permission.
  • Some days, there may be a movie. Teachers will ask anyone who wants to watch the movie to please come to the movie area.
  • Students watching movie must watch quietly.
  • Teachers will announce “5 Minute Warning.” That is your cue to clean up.
  • Teachers will dismiss classes when a whole class is cleaned up, quiet and sitting in their area.
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Bathroom Expectations

  • Respect others’ privacy.
  • Take care of business and get back to class.
  • Never leave a mess behind.
    • Throw away trash.
    • Flush.
    • Wipe up spills.
  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Stay on the floor – no climbing.
  • Keep the floors dry.
  • If someone needs help, try to help or get an adult.
  • Never make fun of someone’s accidents or troubles.
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Cafeteria Expectations

  • Enter the cafeteria and go directly to the lunch line or to your table.
  • Sit on your bottom unless you are getting your food, throwing away trash or have an adult’s permission to get up.
  • Keep your hands, feet and food to yourself.
  • Clean up or report all spills.
  • Use your inside voice.
  • Raise your hand to let the teacher know that you are ready to be dismissed.
  • Clean up your mess, throw trash/recycling/composting in the proper places and stack your tray.
  • Leave the cafeteria quickly and go directly where you are supposed to go.
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Hallway Expectations

  • Walk on the right hand side of the hallway. This includes when walking alone or with your class.
  • Walk!
  • Be positive, polite and friendly. Say a quiet “hello” and move on.
  • Take a pass wherever you go and only go to the places listed on your pass.
  • Be very quiet. Do not disturb classes.
  • Finish your business quickly and get back to class.
  • Keep our hallways clean. Clean up trash if you see it.
  • Have empathy for those whose work is on display. Realize how hard they have worked and keep your hands to yourself.
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