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The R.E.D. (Rewarding Expectations Day) activity has been established to recognize the many ways that students strive to uphold the school-wide expectations, Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. On a monthly basis, Great Western Elementary will host a R.E.D. activity (assembly, movie, and/or game day) in which all students without a major Office Discipline Referral are invited to attend. The R.E.D. activity allows Great Western to reward those students who demonstrate Respectful, Responsible and Ready behavior at school.


B.A.R.N. (Bringing Awareness and Reaching Needs) has been established to help support students that are experiencing a challenge in following the school-wide behavior expectations, Respectful, Responsible, and Ready. Students who receive a major Office Discipline Referral (ODR) are referred to B.A.R.N. where students receive a social skills lesson on the topic that earned an ODR. In B.A.R.N. students’ are given the opportunity to reflect on inappropriate behavior and learn strategies to increase appropriate behavior. Great Western Elementary recognizes the importance of creating an environment conducive to learning which requires positive relationships between students, families, and staff.

How can you help?
  • Review behavior expectations with your child
  • Use behavior expectations at home
  • Provide positive reinforcements (reward good choices with compliments or quality time)
  • Share comments with PBIS team members; contact your child’s school for a list of team members