Education of each child is the primary purpose of our school. In order for teachers to teach and students to learn at Atkinson Elementary, an atmosphere conducive to learning must be consistently maintained. Everyone at our school has the right to be treated with dignity, courtesy, and respect. Every child has the right to learn in a positive classroom environment. Every teacher has the right to teach all students without disruptions. We have high behavior expectations for all of our students.
At Atkinson Elementary, students have rights and privileges as well as responsibilities. Every student has a right to a safe environment that encourages learning and is free of disruption. While our school has an obligation to provide an education for all students, we have set high standards for students to conduct themselves in a way that is respectful and helps to build a climate essential for learning. Students can expect school staff to reinforce positive behaviors. As always, students will be expected to make good choices.
Atkinson Elementary School is a PBIS school. We follow the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports model. This model helps all students to be recognized for the positive things that they do each and every day. This program consists of clearly defined expectations which are consistently and fairly enforced throughout the building. Individual and class incentives are used to reward students who exhibit good behavior. Interventions such as verbal warnings, checklists, buddy room, mediation, taking away privileges, parent contact and/or conference, out of school suspensions may be used with students who do not follow the expectations.
The following school PBIS expectations will be supplemented by each teacher’s set of classroom rules and expectations. A specific focus on PAWS behaviors and expectations will be followed at Atkinson:
P– Practice Responsibility
A– Always Kind
W– With Respect