Cardinal Code #1: I will maintain a safe environment for others and myself.
Rationale: Everyone has a right to be safe in school, public places and home.
I will: Keep my hands to myself; walk; not horse-play; think before I act; use equipment and furniture appropriately; follow guidelines for arriving and leaving school.
Cardinal Code #2: My words must be appropriate
Rationale: Proper conversation can help prevent misunderstandings, quarrels, and fights. It helps people to understand each other.
I will: Call people by their names; use normal volume and tone when speaking, listen; wait my turn to speak; use direct eye contact; maintain G-rating; use I messages; refrain from gossiping and making fun of others.
Positive Public Behavior
Cardinal Code #3: I will behave in a manner, which is appropriate for being in public. I will use manners.
Rationale: In order to be successful at home, school, and work I must know how to behave in public.
I will: be kind to others; respect personal space of others; have good hygiene; use good manners; be considerate of others; dress appropriately.
Cardinal Code #4: I will behave in a way that allows the lesson to continue smoothly.
Rationale: I am in school to learn. I am working on acquiring skills, which will enable me to become a successful person.
I will: speak at appropriate times in an appropriate manner; enter and leave the room quietly; stay on task; sit up; be alert; pay attention; listen; have my supplies; not disrupt class.
Cardinal Code #5: I will interact positively with staff and peers.
Rationale: I am working toward understanding others views and becoming more tolerant of those who disagree with me.
I will: stay in control of myself at all times; be honest; be responsible for my behavior; agree to disagree when my ideas are different than others; not argue and shake hands.
Caring for Property
Cardinal Code #6: I will show respect for my property, school property and property of others.
Rationale: In order to live, play and work I must demonstrate respect for my property and the property of others.
I will: respect and care for my property and others property; If I find something that doesn’t belong to me I will return it. I will keep my locker organized. I won’t loan my things. I will take care of my possessions and the possessions of others.