Students arrived back on campus on Thursday, August 22, 2019, for the first day of school. Students were all smiles as they made their way off the buses and into the buildings. Each school presented details on the RAMS Way initiative.
The district-wide system of positive behavioral supports and interventions. The purpose is to provide an intentional and preventative approach to improve upon a positive school climate. Procedural and behavioral expectations will be intentionally communicated and taught at appropriate developmental-levels from grades K through 12.
The RamsWay focuses on developing and improving positive behaviors through the use of common, developmentally-appropriate language and expectations.
“The RAMSWay” initiative spells out the acronym for a common set of behavioral expectations, which is being shared across the district that includes:
Students are learning what it means to be Respectful, Accountable, Motivated, and Safe in various areas of each school building, including the cafeteria, hallways, bathrooms, attendance, and the bus.
The expectations will be developmentally modified to fit each grade span. The district has been training building-level teams on roles and responsibilities. Team members are developing behavioral matrices and lesson plans specific to each building and individual environment (e.g., hallways, cafeterias, playgrounds, bathrooms, attendance, and buses).