• Dominion Trail's HUSKY CODE

    husky code 

    Dominion Trail is a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) School.  What does this mean for our students and staff? It means that we are all striving for a safe and respectful school community by following the same expectations and using a common language.  Our Husky Code is recited every morning after the Pledge of Allegiance.  The Husky Code states that as a school community, we will BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, BE RESPONSIBLE and BE READY TO LEARN.
     
    All students are taught these expectations and how they look and feel in the various areas of our building and school property.  By teaching and modeling these expectations, all students and staff know that these expectations and behaviors are for everyone in our school.
     
    How can you help support the Husky Code at home?  Think about these ideas:

    • Please remind your child of OUR Husky Code each
    day before he/she leaves for school

    BE
    SAFE

    BE
    RESPECTFUL

    BE
    RESPONSIBLE

    BE
    READY TO LEARN

    • Ask your child to give examples of how he/she demonstrated expectations while at
    school.

    • Praise your child for following expectations while at school.

    • If your child has had some difficulty
    behaving, use the school's behavior matrix (chart) as a tool to review and
    reinforce specific expected behaviors. If this is done before each school day,
    you will be helping to remind and prevent behavior issues.

    • Help your child BE HERE and BE READY, by
    helping him/her wake up for school and arrive on time. Help your child start the day off
    right …with breakfast, their homework and being on time.

    • The behavior system at your child's school is
    consistent and fair; so if your child has earned a consequence please
    support the decision. Do all you can to have your child accept the consequence.
    Your child will be told the reason for the consequence and he/she should be
    able to tell you exactly what occurred. If you have a question regarding the
    situation, please call the classroom teacher. We suggest you have a discussion
    with your child how to improve his/her behavior in the future. Be preventative
    by focusing on the future. If a behavior sheet comes home, please sign and
    return it to school.

    • After school, ask your child if he/she earned a Husky High Five. Find out what
    behaviors were exhibited in order to earn these slips. Please offer your child
    extra praise and reinforcement for these behaviors.

    • At home you might try to use the same behavior
    language as the school.

    • You might add a column to the behavior matrix
    (chart) showing expected at-home behaviors.

    • Display the school's expectations in a place
    where you and your child will be frequently reminded.

    • Support the concept that the child's “job” is
    school.

     
    At school, individual students and whole classrooms are able to earn points when they exemplify the Husky Code.  Classrooms earn purple Husky high 5's.  Each classroom implements this differently, but some use whole classroom rewards such as pajama days, choose your seat day, bring a stuffed animal to school day, electronics day, extra recess, and other fun classroom rewards.  Each month, grade level awards go to the classroom with the most classroom HH5's, and the class earns a whole class reward, plus a trophy for the month. We are in process of trying to fill up our Dog House in the front entryway for a whole school reward!!
     
    Our cafeteria is another place where students can earn whole classroom rewards.  On a daily basis, our awesome lunch monitors help classes earn rewards by reminding them of the Husky Code expectations in the Cafeteria.  Classes end on either Green (Great Job!), Yellow (Need to improve) or Red (Class struggled today).  We are looking for students to demonstrate proper behaviors such as appropriate language and tone, tolerance, not sharing food, safe behaviors, and cleaning up after themselves.  Each class gets to mark a tally on our LOC chart in the cafeteria if they end their lunch on GREEN.  Each month, we award two Lunch of Champions winners who have consistently demonstrated these behaviors. Those students are rewarded with recognition on the morning announcements, an ovation when the class walks into the cafeteria, and a specially decorated table and a treat.  Students love to be at the Lunch of Champions table!
     
    Students are also able to earn individual points through various classroom programs.  Some classrooms utilize a teacher money system where they earn "Husky Bucks", through Class Dojo points, or a ticket system.  Each classroom and grade level does it a little differently to meet the needs of their own classes. Teachers use various rewards for individuals, but rest assured - each student wants to earn those rewards!!
     
    Below please find our School-Wide Expectations for our main areas.  Additional expectations are written for specials classes and assemblies.
     



     


     

     

     

     

     


     

     

     


     

    Huskies in the Hallway

     

     

     

    Code:

    Behavior:

    I am safe.

    ·     Walking feet

    ·     Keep hands to self

    I am respectful.

    ·     Use quiet voices

    ·     Use quiet bodies

    ·     Be courteous

    I am responsible.

    ·     Look straight ahead

    ·     Be aware of self

    ·     Be aware of others

    ·     Maintain personal space

    I am ready.

    ·     Know where you’re going

     

    Huskies in the Cafeteria

     

     

     

     


    Code:

    Behavior:

    I am safe.

    ·     Walk in line

    ·     Keep hands to self

    ·     Eat only your food

    I am respectful.

    ·     Use quiet voices

    ·     Raise your hand

    ·     Keep hands to self

    I am responsible.

    ·     Clean up

    ·     Take only what you can eat

    I am ready.

    ·     Line up quietly

     

    Huskies in the Bathroom

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    Code:

    Behavior:

    I am safe.

    ·     Ask for permission

    I am respectful.

    ·     Use quiet voices

    I am responsible.

    ·     Flush

    ·     Wash your hands

    ·     Put trash in the trashcan

    I am ready.

    ·     Return to class quietly and quickly






    Huskies on the Playground

     

     

    Code:

    Behavior:

    I am safe.

    ·     Keep hands and feet to self

    ·     Stay in designated areas

    ·     Use equipment properly

    I am respectful.

    ·     Share equipment

    I am responsible.

    ·     Put equipment away

    I am ready.

    ·     Watch/Listen for teacher’s signal

    ·     Line up quickly and quietly

     

     
     





     
     
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      Thank you…..your support sends an important
    message to your child that we are working together as a team to help him/her be
    successful in all parts of his/her life. We appreciate your daily support.