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Guiding Principles

We are committed to creating a climate where every student feels safe and welcome. We encourage all students to be leaders in our school community.  Students are expected to follow the Park Western Place Guiding Principles: Work Hard. Be Kind. Be Caring.

Each month throughout the year we focus teaching, learning, and reinforcing the Pillars of Character. Teachers also teach and reinforce these pillars of character through literature, lessons, and classroom activities.  

Students receive 'Pelican Points' and incentives for following the Guiding Principles as well as demonstrating the Pillars of Character: Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship. Student achievements are celebrated during our Student of the Month assemblies.  

 

Student Expectations

  • Learn and follow school and classroom rules.
  • Solve conflicts maturely, without physical or verbal violence.
  • Keep a safe and clean campus that is free of graffiti, weapons, and drugs.
  • Be a good role model and help create a positive school environment.
  • Report any bullying, harassment, or hate motivated incidents.
  • Display good sportsmanship on both the athletic field and playground.
  • Attend school on time, have school books and supplies, and be prepared to learn.
  • Keep social activities safe and report any safety hazards.

Title IX

Each student and employee has a right to learn and work in an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. No District student or employee shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression.

Students or parents/guardians should report their verbal or written Title IX complaint to the school administrator or Title IX/Bullying Complaint Manager within six months from the date the alleged incident occurred or first obtained knowledge. Complainants have a right to a timely and informal resolution at the school site.  Report your concerns to the Title IX Complaint Manager listed on the Staff & Teachers page.

Student Pledge

I pledge to be a kid of character.

I will be worthy of trust.

I will be respectful and responsible,
doing what I must.

I will act with fairness.

I will show that I care.

I will be a good citizen and always do my share.

Pillars of Character

Respect

  • I treat others the way I want to be treated
  • I respect laws, rules, and school authority
  • I treat people fairly and respect their rights
  • I respect private and public property

Responsibility

  • I take responsibility for my actions
  • I choose how I respond to others 
  • I return what I borrow

Appreciation of Differences

  • I look for the good in others
  • I respect each person's right to be different
  • I see cultural diversity as an opportunity for learning

Honesty

  • I am honest with myself and others
  • I act with integrity
  • I avoid spreading rumors or gossip

Safety

  • I engage in safe activities
  • I keep my body and mind healthy
  • I choose only those things that are really good for me

Lifelong Learning

  • I come to school prepared to learn 
  • I give my best in everything I do
  • I am open and alert to solutions