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School-wide Expectations

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Positive Behavior Support

Ironwood implements a Positive Behavior Support System in which consistency of behavior will be expected throughout all parts of the school community.

Our H.O.W.L. Code (school-wide expectations) are:
We Have respect, we are kind, We Obey the first time.
Work it out peacefully. Live and act responsibly.

The Ironwood PBIS program has validated the benefits of directly teaching students our expectations, and acknowledging appropriate behaviors. This has paid off with a significantly reduced number of discipline incidents on our campus. Go Coyotes!

Expected Behaviors By Area

  Have respect and be kind Obey the first time Work it out peacefully Live and act responsibly
All Settings

Use positive and thoughtful words

Listen and follow directions given by all adults Be an active listener and problem solver  Make good choices
Classroom / Learning Areas
  • Use inside voices
  • Always encourage others
  • Wait your turn to speak
Keep hands and feet to yourself
Always walk
Listen carefully and follow directions
Use materials and equipment properly
Be an active problem solver
Before telling an adult/teacher try using Kelso’s choices
Be here -  Be ready
Stay on Task
Use hand sanitizer when entering the room
  • Take turns
  • Include everyone
  • Share equipment
  • Play safely
  • Follow playground rules
  • Before telling an adult/teacher try using Kelso’s choices
  • Be an active problem solver
  • Follow game rules
  • Get permission before you  leave the playground
Common Areas (Quiet Zones, Front Office, Courtyard)
  • Be aware of those around you
  • Walk and follow the arrow directions 
  • Give personal space 
  • Always walk in an orderly fashion without disturbing others
  • Stay to the right
  • Line up peacefully and keep your hands to yourself 
  • Go directly to your destination
  • Stay on sidewalks
  • Watch where you are going
  • Listen and watch quietly
  • Respond or participate appropriately
  • Follow instructions
  • Wait to be dismissed
  • Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
  • Cooperate with the people you are sitting by
  • Listen and watch quietly
  • Be aware of privacy
  • Use inside voices
  • Leave the restroom clean for others
  • Keep bathroom clean
  • Wash hands with soap for 20 seconds 
  • Report problems
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself 
  • Flush
  • Conserve - use less 
  • Return directly to class
  • Use quiet voices
  • Follow the signal
  • Say please and thank you
  • Respect adults in the cafeteria
  • Enter "IN" slowly on the left
  • Exit “OUT” slowly on the left
  • Wait to be excused
  • Be a good role model
  • Help others to make wise choices
  • Use hand sanitizer as you enter the cafeteria 
  • Use good table manners 
  • Keep cafeteria tables and floor clean
Entering / Leaving School
  • Use quiet voices
  • Be punctual
  • Always walk on sidewalks and follow arrow directions 
  • Cross only with adult
  • Be an active problem solver
  • Go directly to your destination
  • Respect the drivers
  • Use kind words and actions
  • Use quiet voices
  • Buckle up
  • Sit in assigned seat 
  • Face forward
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself 
  • Be a good role model
  • Help others to make wise choices
  • Know your plans ahead of time 
  • Be on time
  • Find your seat quickly