Riverside Elementary has common and consistent behavior expectations for all of our students: Be Safe, Be Kind and Be Responsible. We teach students specific expectations for different areas throughout our school at the beginning of the school year and periodically throughout the year. We provide our students with positive reinforcement for making good choices by giving them "High Fives," which are small tickets they can collect and use for larger incentives within their classrooms and the school. We also distribute large "High Fives" to whole groups or classes as they demonstrate positive modeling for their peers. We also have classroom and school-wide celebrations of students making good choices throughout the year. If students do make choices that are not safe, kind or responsible, we give verbal and written warnings, have them complete problem-solving plans and if needed, have written referrals and appropriate consequences. Our ultimate goal is to decrease negative behavior by reinforcing and supporting the positive behaviors all children are capable of demonstrating.