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At TSIS, we attempt to create the best climate possible for students to learn and achieve.  As a result, our behavioral expectations for students are high. We employ Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices to identify processes and practices that support positive behavior. 

This includes the following: 

1.    A common school-wide purpose and approach to discipline

2.    A small number of positively stated expectations for all students

3.    Procedures for teaching and re-teaching expectations

4.   A continuum of procedures for encouraging expected behavior (model and practice)

5.   Recognition and positive reinforcement for students who follow the school-wide     expectations

6.   Ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness


What does the R.O.A.R.S. motto stand for?

  • ROARS stands for Respect, On Task, Acceptance, Responsibility, and Safety.
  • These five words stand for Talbott’s behavioral expectations of all students.

What is the R.O.A.R.S. Rule Matrix?

  • The ROARS rule matrix outlines how students demonstrate respect, being on task, acceptance, responsibility, and safety in our school. The matrix outlines specific behavior in Talbott’s classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, restrooms, and playground.
  Respect On Task Acceptance Responsibility Safety
  • follow directions
  • raise your hand
  • use appropriate tone and language

  • be on time and prepared
  • work on given task
  • be an active listener
  • be kind to others
  • cooperate with others
  • be open to others’ ideas
  • participate and do your best
  • complete your work
  • follow rules and procedures
  • keep your hands and feet to yourself
  • respect space of others
  • be mindful of learning in nearby classrooms
  • voices off
  • walk to and from your destination
  • remain in line and keep your space
  • walk to and from your destination
  • remain in a single file line
  • walk on the right side of the hallway
  • keep hands and feet to yourself
  • say please and thank you
  • wait your turn
  • inside voice levels
  • focus on eating
  • use kind words regarding others’ lunch choices
  • use good manners
  • remain in your seat
  • raise your hand for help
  • clean up around you; throw away trash
  • remain in your seat
  • walk in line
  • report any spills
  • respect privacy of others
  • keep hands and feet to yourself
  • take care of business
  • promptly return back to class
  • wait your turn
  • flush the toilet
  • wash and dry your hands
  • throw away trash
  • keep the restroom clean
  • keep water in the sink
  • keep hands and feet to yourself
  • follow adult guidance
  • treat people how you want to be treated
  • line up when prompted by adult
  • take turns
  • allow everyone to play
  • use equipment properly
  • return all equipment
  • use equipment properly
  • report unsafe situations to an adult on the playground