At Wellwood we believe that all students have the right to learn in a calm environment where safety is maintained.  It is the responsibility of every member of the school family: staff, students, and parents to ensure that the school environment is conducive to learning. To that end, Wellwood implements the nationally recognized program - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (P.B.I.S.).

 The Code of Conduct

1. Be Safe

2. Be Kind

3. Be Respectful

4. Be Responsible

The Code of Conduct is the basis for behavior school-wide. Specific ways to demonstrate the Four Be's (the teaching matrix) will be taught and reinforced throughout the school year.
When the expectations of the Code of Conduct are not met, a hierarchy of consequences commences.  All classroom and special area teachers will follow the same hierarchy.  If a student’s behavior violates the code of conduct a staff member will mark their behavior calendar to indicate the level of hierarchy.  This calendar will go home nightly for a parent signature.

Hierarchy of Consequences

Level 1: warning

Level 2: time out desk

Level 3: time out desk or go to another room & fill out reflection form to be signed by parent

Level 4: office referral

Office discipline will also follow a hierarchy of consequences.

For more information about what each level means and suggested parent responses, please click on the Explanation of Behavior Levels.

Celebrating Positive Behavior

Monthly Celebration: There will be a reward/celebration for the students who meet a monthly goal based on their behavior calendar.  Students will be invited to a fun 20-30 minute event.  Students who do not attain the monthly goal will stay in their classrooms for behavior/social skills lessons.

Bit O’ Honeys
: All students will be able to earn incentives for positive behavior throughout the day.  Staff members will carry Bit O’ Honey coupons and give them out to students who exhibit this behavior.  Students may also get special Bit O'Honeys worth 3 for showing good behavior in the hallway.

Bit O' Honey store: Every two weeks students will be able to go to the Bit O' Honey store and trade in their Bit O' Honeys for prizes.  Check your child's behavior calendar for when the store will be open.

Behavior Support

An essential segment of the P.B.I.S. program is teaching students the behaviors and social skills that they will need to be successful in school.  Through modeling, discussion and direct instruction teachers and guidance counselors will help students master these important lessons.  Teachers will also use the program Second Step to teach social skills lessons related to the Code of Conduct.