Behavioral Expectations Matrix (download as .pdf file)


Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be Respectful

Arrival & Dismissal Areas

  • stay in designated areas
  • remain on school property once arrived
  • cross with crossing guard
  • dress for weather
  • keep snow on the ground
  • lock your bike to the bike rack or fence
  • throw you garbage in garbage can
  • visit with your friends without hitting or pushing
  • treat other people’s bikes and skateboards with care
  • follow directions of teachers, etc. on duty

Hallways/ Stairways

  • walk at a reasonable rate
  • keep hands and feet to self
  • no open containers
  • contact the office if visitors are seen without passes
  • report directly to class
  • report dangerous activities to office or adult
  • report others who are threatening or disrespecting others
  • take the shortest and most convenient route to class
  • move quietly
  • stay to the right as you pass
  • use respectful language


  • make sure that you are the only person who knows your combination
  • keep only items than you need for school in your locker
  • keep all your belongings neatly in locker so that locker closes properly
  • keep only your belongings in your locker
  • plan the best times to go to your locker
  • give those students around you room to get to their lockers


  • sit in seat
  • walk while in classroom
  • keep feet on floor
  • keep hands to self
  • keep all chair legs on floor
  • observe fire drill rules
  • have necessary materials
  • write down assignments in assignment notebook
  • have homework completed
  • take care of school equipment
  • leave classroom as found
  • listen to individual speaking
  • be on time
  • raise hand to speak
  • use appropriate language
  • talk in audible tone
  • be polite of others’ opinions


  • wash hands with soap and water
  • use proper hygiene
  • keep papers in basket
  • keep water off floor
  • use proper disposal of waste products
  • alert office to need for janitor
  • flush toilet
  • turn off water
  • leave it neat for others
  • respect privacy of others
  • observe time limits


  • keep hands & feet to yourself
  • walk to your seat in the cafeteria
  • wash hands before eating
  • ask lunch monitors for permission to leave the cafeteria
  • eat a nutritious lunch
  • take only as much food as you will eat
  • clean up your area when finished
  • keep food on your tray or in your mouth
  • ask lunch monitors if you wish to change seats
  • be considerate of others and use good manners
  • talk softly to those at your lunch table
  • use good manners while being served and waiting in line


  • communicate only with known individuals
  • log off computer when finished
  • use for educational purposes
  • follow Acceptable Use Policy for Internet Resources
  • use appropriate computer programs and websites
  • have computer pass for labs
  • use appropriate language/internet etiquette
  • respect equipment
  • be aware of others working around you
  • access your own files/information


  • walk slowly when passing through
  • know what you came to library for
  • have a pass, sign out before you leave
  • return books and materials on time
  • leave the area clean, push chairs back in place
  • use appropriate tone of voice
  • be aware of others working around you
  • show respect to library staff
  • treat books and equipment with care

P.E. Areas

  • lock up your belongings at all times
  • participate in a safe manner
  • behave appropriately in the locker rooms
  • be prepared for class
  • keep your hands to yourself
  • listen to the announcements
  • be a good sport
  • treat your classmates fairly


  • keep hands and feet to self and out of the aisles
  • walk in the aisles
  • sit in assigned area
  • be on time for program
  • follow directions of supervisor
  • take any handouts with you
  • leave food/drinks outside the auditorium
  • listen to speaker/presentation
  • use appropriate applause
  • participate when/if asked

Extracurricular Activities/ Dances

  • pay full attention to activity
  • observe safety rules
  • report dangerous activities to supervising adult
  • follow directions for exiting
  • be on time for event
  • bring all necessary supplies/equipment
  • arrange for ride to arrive promptly after completion
  • follow directions given by supervising adult(s)
  • use appropriate language when interacting with peers and adults
  • treat others with respect

Health Office

  • all medications are to be taken to the health office
  • bring a written order from health care provider & parental permission for any prescription or non-prescription medication to be taken at school
  • bring all medical releases or gym excuses to health office
  • when ill or injured, have an escort as needed, or have someone call for nurse
  • have a timed pass
  • sign in and indicate time & reason
  • have parent contact health office for any requests regarding student illness or injury
  • return forms whenever needed or requested
  • report to health office when ill or injured
  • cooperate with nurse and staff
  • respect people and property
  • be polite and use appropriate language
  • ask permission to use phone

Main Office

  • alert office if you see a visitor without identification
  • report dangerous activities and/or strange smells
  • remember to sign in and out of school
  • let secretary know why you are in office and who sent you
  • if not in regular attendance, bring in note explaining absence/tardiness
  • let office know when family goes on vacation
  • call by 8:00 to report absences/request homework
  • enter quietly
  • speak in audible tone
  • be courteous
  • cooperate with secretaries and administrators
  • respect other people’s property