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The Big 3 and School Handbook

Student Code of Conduct: The Big 3

Students at Butterfield Canyon Elementary are very well behaved and seek to behave in ways that demonstrate that they value Respect, Responsibility, and Safety (The BIG 3).

We explicitly teach what these values look like in each area of the school to students (i.e. What does respect look like in the office, What does safety look like on the playground).  You can view a printable version of what we call the Big 3 Matrix which details behavior expectations in each area of the school.

Students are expected to follow the behavior expectations detailed in the matrix.  Reminder signs are posted at various locations throughout the building to serve as a reminder of what the BIG 3 look like in that particular area. The Big 3 become the "Why" behind other specific rules.

Students who demonstrate the BIG 3 are being good examples to their peers.  Leaders are examples.  Students caught being leaders are positively reinforced by the intrinsic benefits, verbal praise, and may receive a "PAWSitive" ticket.  Once students collect enough "PAWSitive" tickets, they will be able to turn them into the office for a token to use in our Token Tower.  A weekly drawing will be held for larger prizes.

School Handbook

This handbook is intended to provide a written description of our policies, procedures, and programs.  Many but not all of these topics are covered in other parts of this website, but this is a consolidated/printable version of our School Handbook.

You will read about topics such as:

  • Animals in the Building
  • Attendance Policy
  • Before/After School
  • Bicycles, Scooters, and Skateboards
  • Bobcat Standards and Expectations
  • Busing
  • Closed Campus
  • Communication with the Student, Parent, and Teacher
  • Dangerous or Disruptive Conduct
  • Dress Code
  • Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
  • Emergency Drills
  • Field Trips / Background Checks
  • Gum
  • Health / Allergies
  • Homework/Request for Homework
  • Leader in Me
  • Lunch Program
  • Medications
  • Personal Items at School
  • Planner Use in 3rd-6th grades
  • PTA
  • Recess
  • School Community Council
  • Skyward Access
  • Student Illness
  • Student Recognition and Success Programs
  • Supply Lists
  • Technology
  • Telephones / Cell Phones / Smart Watches
  • Textbooks
  • Vacations
  • Visitors
  • Volunteers