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Learning Environment

Odyssey Elementary Learning Environment

Core Values: Discovery, Innovation, Creation, Curiosity, Empowerment, Connection

Vision: Empower curious, creative learners to discover and connect in an innovative learning environment.

PBIS Matrix: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe

Mission: In partnership with our families and community, we allow students to thrive in an authentic, collaborative learning environment which engages their mind through interdisciplinary project-based learning. These interactive, inquiry based models of learning foster student imagination, exploration of passions and innovation, support collaboration and critical thinking, and guide students to flourish as empowered leaders and life-long learners in our ever changing global society.

General Behavior Guidelines

Odyssey Elementary school utilizes the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) program and Love and Logic Discipline Program in designing the plan. These programs aim to promote problem solving, responsibility, respect, self-discipline, compassion and integrity. Both are an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.

Students are expected to demonstrate good conduct, use self-control, and maintain a safe attitude by observing safety practices before, during, and after school. A team has worked on a plan that addresses student behavior in all areas of the school. Expectations are described and students are taught how to meet these expectations. D.C. Everest School District believes that a positive school atmosphere enhances individual learning. To maintain this atmosphere, students must conduct themselves appropriately and not interfere with the learning or rights of others. Therefore, the following "all school discipline plan" has been implemented and this section of the handbook is devoted to the communication of the plan to students and parents. A positive school atmosphere enhances individual learning. To maintain this atmosphere, students must follow the following three core values at all times:

  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Safe

Please refer to the attached behavior matrix which identifies specific core value expectations in different locations within the school.

How we run our safe school:

  • Staff will treat you with respect, so you will know how to treat us.
  • Feel free to do anything that doesn’t cause a problem for you or anyone else.
  • If you cause a problem, we will ask you to solve it.
  • If you can’t solve the problem, or choose not to, we will do something.
  • How we handle a given situation often depends on the needs of the child
  • If you feel something is unfair, whisper to a staff member, “I’m not sure that’s fair,” and we will talk.

The consequences for breaking any of the above rules are noted on the triangle.

Severe Clause: Students will go directly to step 3 on the triangle if:

  • A child physically hurts another child.
  • A child deliberately destroys property.
  • A child refuses to do what he/she is asked to do.
  • A child is harassing another child.
  • A child threatens another child.
Triangle with text

Step One: Recovery in Another Spot in Your Learning Area  - Supervised area away from other students.

Step Two: Recovery in Another Learning Area - Supervised area away from other students.

Step Three/Four: Recovery at School - Supervised area with and adult Student/Teacher will call parents

Step Five: Recovery at Home: Parents will be called to pick up their child.