Student Expectations

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:

Community-minded
Aware
Respectful and Responsible
Empathetic
Safe

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.

Student Dress Code

At Edison Elementary, we believe that all students should be able to dress comfortably for school without fear of or actual unnecessary discipline or body shaming. As such, student dress should follow these guidelines:

  • Students must wear clothing including both a shirt with pants or skirt, or the equivalent (for example dresses, leggings, or shorts) and shoes.
  • Shirts and dresses must have fabric in the front and on the sides (under the arms).
  • Clothing must cover undergarments and ‘private’ areas (waistbands and straps excluded).
  • Hats and other headwear must allow the face to be visible to staff, and not interfere with the line of sight of any student or staff. Hoodies must allow the face and ears to be visible to school staff.
  • Clothing must be suitable for all scheduled classroom activities including gym and recess.
  • Clothing, jewelry, and personal items cannot contain threats, hate speech, or items that promote illegal activity.

Student Cell Phones

At Edison Elementary, we teach and promote appropriate digital citizenship.  We believe that a cell phone “away” policy will allow us to help scholars to stay more present and engaged in their learning. All students will continue to have access to their Chromebooks and other tech tools to promote learning.

  • All student cell phones will be  turned off and handed into teachers upon entering the classroom.
  • Classroom teachers will store cell phones in a locked location.
  • If caregivers need to reach their child during the day, call the main office.If students need to reach their caregiver during the day, they will have access to the classroom and/or office phone.

Students who are found with a cell phone will have the following consequences:

  • First time: phone will be stored in the office for the remainder of the day. Student can pick up their phone from principal or assistant principal at the end of the day.
  • Second time: phone will be stored in the office until picked up by caregiver.
  • Third time: Student, teacher, administrator, and caregiver will meet to create a cell phone contract.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Click here to download a PDF of the Student Code of Conduct