Elementary Code of Conduct Revised

Good afternoon,

Schoharie Elementary School has recently revised our Student Code of Conduct.

Our students are doing great. But we know that we can do better, both in individual classroom settings and throughout the day during all of the other activities we have at Schoharie Elementary.

Our time is limited with students. In order to maximize their academic success and ensure they have fun and engaging activities to augment their classroom seat time, we need to make every minute count. What may seem like minor behaviors, such as fidgeting or talking during inappropriate times, can lead to disruptions that over time take away from the overall experience in our school. Rather than only focusing on punishment for negative actions, our revised Code of Conduct looks at a broader range of student behavior. To guide us in a consistent and fair manner for all students, we will turn to our school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program and our Responsive Classroom Approach. 

For your convenience, we are attaching the revised Student Code of Conduct that lays out in more detail the different levels of behaviors and corresponding consequences. Working together as students, families, and school staff, Schoharie Elementary will strive to “Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe, and Be a Community.”

If you have any questions about the revised Student Code of Conduct and the philosophy behind it, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child’s teacher or myself. 

Thank you,
Principal Andrea Polikoski

Schoharie Elementary Code of Conduct