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Behavior Expectations

Behavior Expectations

At Carrie Downie, we believe that together we can achieve more. Staff, parents, and students work as a team to help everyone be successful! One of the ways we ensure success is by promoting ABC behavior!

At Carrie Downie Elementary School, the rules are based upon our philosophy of reinforcing and recognizing positive contributions of students and staff.  We follow the principles and practices of Responsive Classroom.

Principles & Practices


Code of Conduct

The Colonial School District Board of Education has an adopted Student Code of Conduct that applies to all children in all schools in the district. A copy of this Code is sent home to parents at the beginning of the year. While we review it at school, we would ask that you, as a parent, take some time with your child to help reinforce the importance of being a good citizen, making good choices and being responsible for one’s behavior.


Carrie Downie Pledge

I am a smart, special, valuable person.  

I respect myself and my school.

I challenge myself in all I do.  

I am proud to be a Dolphin and proud to be me!