Student Behavior Plan

Manchester Elementary Behavior Plan

Manchester Elementary believes in preparing students for their future by providing a safe and rigorous learning environment. In order to achieve this goal, an effective behavior plan must be in place. The goal of our behavior plan is to provide clear expectations and teach students appropriate, effective social and emotional responses to various situations. We believe that if these strategies are used effectively in a partnership between home and school, behavior will not be a barrier for academic achievement. At Manchester Elementary, we believe in PRRR.


- I will keep trying by practicing a Growth Mindset


- I will practice Empathy, Honesty and Teamwork


-I will practice Leadership and Determination

         Readiness to Learn

-I will develop Organization and a Proactive attitude


Manchester Elementary Expectations:

  • Demonstrate respect for self and others
  • Demonstrate respect for all school and personal property
  • Follow requests of all school staff members
  • Follow safety rules at all times
  • Not engage in actions that harm others


Students are expected to follow all expectations of Manchester Elementary. If a student makes a choice to break the expectations, the process is as follows:


  1. Teacher/Staff member will provide a cue (verbal or nonverbal) to the student that the chosen behavior is unacceptable. Cues provide the student the opportunity to self-correct and “make it right.”
  2. If student does not self-correct staff member will discuss the issue with the student providing alternate choices that would prove more effective (Second Step problem solving strategies).
  3. If student does not self-correct he or she will be asked to complete a reflection on why he or she is making the behavior choice in an alternate, designated area. The student may return to class when the reflection is completed in a neat and authentic manner (expectation will be taught) and the student is ready to follow classroom expectations. Reflection activities ask the student to determine the problem, determine a more effective choice and “make it right” actions (apology). Minor consequences may be employed during this time (restorative conference/instruction during recess). 
  4. If the problem persists, the teacher will call or email home. A formal behavior referral may occur at this stage.
  5. If problem continues, the student is referred to Mrs. Byrd and action is determined based on all investigation and discussion pertaining to the problem/incident. Parents will be called or emailed by Mrs. Byrd (or designee) and all paperwork will be completed based on district/state protocol, including a formal referral and entry of the behavior/incident into Skyward. A family conference may be requested by administration and a plan developed to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students.
  6. For physical or intimidation offenses, immediate action will be taken by administration. Each involved family will receive a phone call as soon as possible. A formal referral will be made and entry of the incident into Skyward will occur. Mrs. Byrd (or designee) may schedule a meeting with student(s) and family.



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