RESPECT • FRIENDSHIP • COOPERATION • RESPONSIBILITY • KINDNESS • ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY EFFORT • HONESTY • DETERMINATION/ PERSEVERANCE • SELF DISCIPLINE • GOOD JUDGMENT
Character Education is a school-wide effort to create a community where positive traits such as respect and caring are modeled, taught, expected, celebrated and continuously practiced in everyday interactions. Alta Vista students are encouraged to follow our school motto and live up to the Student Expectations to be: Respectful, Responsible, Safe and a most importantly a Learner.
Cougar Character Kick Off: At the beginning of the school year, Ms. Bailey in presenting the School Rules for Respect along with the expectations for behavior during lunch and at recesses. Game rules, conflict resolution and leadership opportunities are also covered. To ensure students understand the expectations on the playground, Ms. Bailey takes all 1st- 5th grade classes on a "Principal's Fieldtrip" during the first week of school. Walking around the campus and play areas, Ms. Bailey goes over playground rules and expectations for being safe and respectful during recesses.
Cougar Bracelets :
Students will receive Cougar Paws certificates for Problem Solving, Acting Respectfully, Use Wise Choices and Spreading Kindness. Each week, a student from each class will receive a Cougar Bracelet. Thanks to our The Home and School Club, who generously supports this program!