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Positive Behavior Expectations

TUSD Positive Behavior Expectations

Proactively teach students — of all grade levels — what acceptable behavior looks like





Start of Class


  • Wait quietly
  • Use active listening
  • Wait your turn
  • Follow directions first time given
  • Be prepared for class (notebook)
  • Be on time
  • Keep hands, feet & objects to yourself
  • Maintain appropriate physical boundaries
  • Keep all legs of chair on ground



  • One person speaks at a time
  • Stay on Subject
  • Participate actively in discussion or activity
  • Be prepared for activity or discussion
  • Start and stop on time
  • Do fair share in work or activity
  • Provide positive and productive feedback
  • Everyone may ask questions and share
  • Peaceful and non-argumentative solutions

Working Independently

  • Follow staff directions
  • Use kind words and actions
  • Take good notes
  • Finish your work on time
  • Be efficient in use of time
  • Follow directions
  • Follow teacher requests
  • Be substance free
  • Keep hands, feet & objects to yourself

Special Events


  • Use appropriate language
  • Display good sportsmanship
  • Demonstrate positive school spirit
  • Look out for you classmates
  • Model positive behavior
  • Display positive image of TUSD
  • Be substance free
  • Avoid conflict
  • Engage in the event in a positive manner

Obtaining Materials & Supplies

  • Clean up after yourself
  • Say please & thank you
  • Use your whisper voices
  • Look out for you classmates
  • Put Materials & supplies away after use
  • Follow through with group task
  • Take turns & share
  • Use materials & supplies properly
  • Report dangerous & hazardous situations

Social Media

  • Respect other people online by not posting anything rude, offensive or threatening
  • Avoid sending images or information that might embarrass, hurt, or harass someone or damage his/her reputation
  • Turn off electronic devices when requested
  • Put equipment  away after use
  • Be aware of your impact on others
  • Report cyber bullying immediately to an adult and avoid responding
  • Use computer equipment properly
  • Think Before Posting (Avoid posting personal information, such as your name, age, address, or phone number or sharing information that could be embarrassing)

Study Habits

  • Take notes of homework & assignments due
  • Mark due dates for homework & assignments
  • Ask teacher to review instructions
  • Homework and Assignments On- Time
  • Follow directions
  • Organize homework & assignments
  • Use internet for school purposes
  • Cite all sources including internet
  • Do original work


Personal Belongings


  • Say please and thank you
  • Use “indoor” voices Use good manners
  • Use appropriate language
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Take care of school property & other peoples’ property
  • Take care of personal property
  • Be substance free
  • Keep hands, feet & objects to yourself
  • Immediately report to staff if you are being bullied

Entering/Exiting Classroom


  • Enter classroom and quietly go to seat
  • Allow room for other students to pass in hallway
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Get to where you need to go on time
  • Pick up litter when you see it
  • Be efficient in use of time
  • Walk using correct hallway procedure
  • Keep hands, feet & objects to yourself
  • Maintain a path for travel