Campus Behavior Plan

Community Values

  1. All people deserve a safe, welcoming place to learn.
  2. Empathy, understanding the beliefs of the student, collaborative problem solving, and kind yet firm follow through are the most powerful tools for adults in supporting the behavior of children.
  3. We will maximize learning when the student has learned social emotional skills, developed self controls, feels connected to others, and makes contributions in the classroom.
  4. Children cannot develop wisdom and good judgment without practicing, making mistakes, and learning and trying again. As they develop, their experimentation with behaviors will change.
  5. We most influence the behavior of others when we have an ongoing relationship founded on mutual respect.


Schoolwide Expectations

Arrival Dismissal Meals
  1. Arrive in uniform. Guides will TEAMS Ms. Aida if a student is in need of a uniform to coordinate a change of clothes before nine.
  2. Put all belongings in a backpack.
  3. Exit the vehicle and close the door (if a car rider).
  4. Walk directly to the playground or classroom with adult supervision.


  • Put belongings along the fence.
  • Play using the expectations.
  • Line up when Guide arrives.


  • Begin classroom morning routine upon arrival to class.
  • Prepare yourself to learn and get out the materials you need for the day.
  1. Students go directly to the dismissal area when called.
  2. Follow hallway expectations.
  3. Stay in the assigned area using indoor voices.
  4. Walk to the car, bus, or caregiver

Primary students will be guided by an adult.

Keep everything in your backpack and on your back.

  1. All children will strive to serve themselves or classmates, first “buffet” style, but working towards “family style.”
  2. Students perform classroom jobs such as setting up (placemats, napkins, cups, silverware) and cleaning up (wipe tables, sweep floor, take cart back, compost vs. trash vs. recycling)
  3. Students tidy their own lunch area when finished.
  4. All classroom community members sing a gratitude chant before eating.
  5. All classroom community members use their indoor voices while eating.
Hallway Restroom Assemblies & Performances
  1. Controlled body: walking, hands to self, eyes forward.
  2. Voice Levels:
    • Whole class: Silent
    • Independent: Indoor voices
  3. Walk on the right side of the hallway and adhere to stop signs around campus.
  4. No stopping at water fountains unless directed by an adult.
  5. Do not open doors for strangers.
  1. Let the adult know when you leave the room (use a pass or class list).
  2. Use your class’s designated restroom.
  3. Only two students per restroom. If the stalls are full, wait silently by the wall outside the restroom.
  4. Respect privacy in stalls.
  5. Flush the toilet. Hold down the handle to make all waste disappear.
  6. Wash your hands for 20 seconds.
  7. Put all paper towels in the trash.
  8. Report emergencies (sanitary or health). In an emergency, finish and return to class immediately.
  9. Refrain from going to the restroom during a lesson.
  1. Sit quietly with your class. and clap and cheer at the right time and place.
  2. Eyes on the performers or your guide and listening ears.
  3. Sit on your bottom to respect the view of others sitting behind or near you.
  4. When participation is needed, wait for instructions. Raise your hand while staying seated if you’d like to volunteer.
  5. Ask for help appropriately from your guide

Guides and Assistants

  • Primary: Sit with class.
  • Elementary: Sit near/along the side.

Winn Montessori's full campus behavior plan

Campus Behavior Coordinators