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Arriving at School

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Arriving at School

Grateful  

  • Greet your friends
  • Use your manners

Respectful   

  • Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself (KYHFOOTY)
  •  In control while waiting
  •  Late check-in at office

On Task

  • Breakfast (in/out south lunch door)
  • Arrive no earlier than 8:30 am
  • Check in at computer if late
  • Line up when whistle blows (8:44 AM)

Wise

  • Stay outside till first bell, unless with a parent
  • Use correct doors/bathrooms

Learning   

  • Attendance – Show up on time!
  • Quickly line up at class spot @ 8:45 bell

Safe   

  • Play out back, not in front
  • Follow recess rules
  • Bad weather? Look for signs to come in
  • Walk your wheels on school property

Teachers/Staff:

  • No students allowed in hallways before school, unless with parent or to use bathrooms in main hall (except for bad weather)
  • Bring in class at 8:45 bell each day (ASAP). Late bus students (8:45 AM or later) will come in with teacher on bus duty.
  • Take roll by 8:55 am. Mark students tardy if entering classroom after 8:50 am. If student is late but not late enough to need to check-in, then just mark “late” in Attendance screen in Encore.
  • Students need to remain in classroom until 9:00 (pledge, Roar chant, library check-in from 9-9:10 am)
  • No students to leave classrooms to fill water bottles in hallways until recess (fill at home or in classroom)
     

Assemblies

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Assemblies

Grateful  

  • Appropriate Applause
  • Pick up trash you see

Respectful   

  • KYHFOOTY
  • Zero voice
  • No bringing toys or other distractions
  • Use restroom before assembly (ask teacher for emergency restroom situations)

On Task

  • Pay attention
  • Eyes on speaker
  • Sit on pockets

Wise

  • Enjoy the presentation
  • Explore new experiences

Learning   

  • Learn from the presenter
  • Allow others to see, listen, and learn

Safe   

  • Follow teacher instructions at all times
  • KYHFOOTY
     

Teachers/Staff:

  • Focus on student management before and during assembly.
  • Let other teachers know if you are not attending (bring all students or none).
  • Do not bring papers or any other things to do.
  • A teacher or prep specialist must  be with the class at all times (no parent or PTA volunteers).
  • Allow students to use restroom a few minutes before you go.


 

Bus Behavior

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Bus Behavior: Be Smart, Sit, & Safe

Grateful  

  • Say “Please” and “Thank you”
  • Good manners
  • Be clean and pick up trash you see

Respectful   

  • KYHFOOTY on bus & at bus stops
  • Respectful words & good manners
  • Respect the bus & neighborhood
  • Use inside partner voices

On Task

  • Follow ALL of the driver’s directions
  • No food, drinks, or gum
  • No toys or other distractions
  • No scooters, skateboards, wheels
  • Sit on pockets

Wise

  • Treat others the way you want to be treated
  • Wait until bus stops, then WALK
  • Explore new experiences

Learning   

  • Know ALL these bus procedures
  • Fix your own mistakes
  • Report problems to driver to help others learn
  • Know evacuation procedures

Safe   

  • Stay on sidewalks, away from curb
  • Stay AWAY from a moving bus
  • Sit on pockets, facing forward
  • All of body stays inside windows
  • Follow evacuation procedures

Teachers/Staff:

  • Help students to leave classroom on time to meet buses.
  • Remind students to walk on center of sidewalks, not curbs.
  • Stop students that are running or chasing around buses (walk only).
  • Listen and repeat/reinforce announcements regarding bus safety.
  • Know and use safe evacuation procedures on field trips.
  • Teach and reinforce all GROWLS bus procedures on field trips, & teach them to parents so they can provide support on field trips.
     

Hallway Behavior

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Hallways: Calm, Quiet, & Considerate

Grateful  

  • Keep hallways clean
  • Pick up trash you see
  • Keep hands off all walls

Respectful   

  • KYHFOOTY
  • Zero voice
  • Keep to right side
  • Wait for other classes (older classes stop and wait)

On Task

  • Stay in 1 or 2 straight lines
  • Facing front
  • Quiet feet

Wise

  • Get to destination in a timely manner

Learning   

  • Follow directions at all times
  • Hall pass required if not with your own class*
  • Zero voices

Safe   

  • Walk, walk, walk
  • Feet always on the floor (no jumping)

Teachers/Staff:

  • Monitor your student lines in the hall
  • All voices should be off, and students showing KYHFOOTY behaviors.
  • Give GROWL tickets to students and other classes, and tell them WHAT it is you appreciate about their behavior!
  • Stop errant students and re-teach procedures, and ask them to do it again.
     

Leaving School

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Leaving School

Grateful  

  • KYHFOOTY
  • Say “Please” and “Thank You”
  • Say goodbye to teachers and friends

Respectful   

  • KYHFOOTY
  • Walking speed
  • Appropriate speech & volume
  • Avoid walking through bus lines

On Task

  • Go straight to your meeting place
  • Go straight home
  • Check out early at computer in office
  • Leave building by 3:35 pm

Wise

  • Get home quickly and safely
  • Great attendance
  • Walk on sidewalks only

Learning   

  • Wait to be called down to office if checked out early

Safe   

  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Plan a meeting place
  • Need to be checked out in the office if leaving early
  • Walk your wheels on school property
  • Ride only on outer sidewalks
  • Exit nearest door

Teachers/Staff:

  • Teachers, stand at your doorway to monitor and help clear hallways until 3:30 PM.
  • No student helpers in your classroom before/after school, unless accompanied by a parent.
  • Walk bikes and scooters behind school to go east or west, and ride only when you get to the outside sidewalks or the track.
     

Lunchroom Behavior

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Lunchroom: Relax, Refuel, & Restore

Grateful  

  • Say “Please” and “Thank you!”
  • Use manners at your table

Respectful   

  • KYHFOOTY
  • Wait in line, quiet and patient
  • Soft, respectful voices

On Task

  • Eat food quietly
  • Use appropriate table manners
  • Eat food in lunchroom only

Wise

  • Clean up your table/floor area
  • Throw away garbage
  • Wait to be excused
  • Place lunchbox in your class basket

Learning   

  • Choose a balanced meal
  • Eat the food you take
  • Quiet conversations

Safe   

  • Walk to enter/exit lunchroom
  • Stay in seats
  • Keep floor clean
  • No sharing or trading food

Teachers/Staff:

  • Be on time to lunch.
  • Reward and compliment good behavior.
  • Take time to teach all students for the few minutes you’re there assisting/seating your own students.
  • Please use real-time as your guide, not the fact that you are supposed  to follow someone else to lunch, because if one is late, then all of you might end up late.
  • PLEASE teach your students about the “Nut-Free” Table. They are NOT to sit there.

Playground Behavior

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Playground: Fair, Fun, & Friendly

Grateful  

  • Be Friendly
  • Say “Please” and “Thank you”
  • Take care of equipment
  • Return equipment

Respectful   

  • KYHFOOTY
  • Take turns
  • Share equipment
  • Play fair

On Task

  • Follow rules for activities/games
  • Stay in walking track boundaries
  • Tag on field only, and touch only
  • Balls kicked on grass field only, not on blacktop
  • Line up quickly when whistle blows

Wise

  • always include others
  • Make new friends
  • Be kind
  • Stand for courage

Learning   

  • Dress right for the weather
  • Learn new games!
  • Learn new names!

Safe   

  • Stay in designated areas
  • Follow adult directions
  • Use equipment as intended

Teachers/Staff:

  • Walk class to recess door.
  • Pick up classes on time from recess and at beginning of school.
  • We expect students to be there quickly, so should teachers.
  • Compliment respectful and helpful students

Restroom Behavior

Our Wildcat G.R.O.W.L.S.
Restroom: Hush, Flush, & Wash

Grateful  

  • Don’t waste time
  • All trash goes in garbage

Respectful   

  • KYHFOOTY
  • Respect others’ privacy
  • Give personal space
  • Whisper voice
  • Wait patiently

On Task

  • Get in and Get out
  • Don’t waste time
  • Lock stall door

Wise

  • Flush toilet
  • Wash hands with soap
  • Use designated bathroom*

Learning   

  • Use hall pass
  • Hang pass on hook outside restroom
  • Return to class/destination quickly

Safe   

  • Keep floor/walls dry and clean
  • Water & soap in sink only
  • Carefully enter/exit thru door
  • Don’t play around

*Designated bathrooms for lunch and recess are by the fish tank only.
*During class or prep time, use the bathroom nearest you.
 

Teachers/Staff:

  • Students must have a hall or restroom pass.   
  • Only two students (usually one girl/one boy) out of class at a time (except emergencies!)
  • Please watch that students return in a timely manner!
  • You may choose to use a sign-out sheet with date/time/name to solve issues.
  • Always allow students to use the restroom, and encourage use before school, recesses (3), lunch, and after school (5 times).