Advisory Related to Inclement Weather
Just a reminder that as the snow starts to fall in Scappoose, the children need to be dressed appropriately to come to school. Coats, hats, mittens/gloves and boots are encouraged, especially on those cold and blustery days. Physical education classes do have many outdoor winter activities that would require weather appropriate apparel. Some classrooms will still be utilizing outside for recess, activities and projects.
Also remember to tune into your local television and radio stations, subscribe to FlashAlert, and/or watch for postings on the Scappoose School District website (http://www.scappoose.k12.or.us) for up-to-the minute school closings and delays. When school is delayed, parents should not drop their children off prior to the delayed time for arrival which is:
Please keep in mind that when the schools are closed due to inclement weather, all facilities are closed. This includes school functions and community group sponsored events. Please contact the district office if you have questions or concerns.
At Grant Watts Elementary School, we are responsible for our students’ intellectual and social development. Our goal is to help our students grow into confident and principled people as we seek to provide a safe learning environment that encourages students of all background to be creative thinkers who are excited about learning and about becoming productive citizens.
Towards this goal, we have in place a schoolwide system of behavior support that emphasizes teaching behavioral expectations. Students will be specifically taught what behavior is acceptable/unacceptable in order to be successful in the school setting.
Over the last several years we have given token awards to students whom staff members observe following our schoolwide rules. These rules are Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Kind. We teach and expand on these rules for all areas of the school during our first week back and again after Winter and Spring break. Additionally, we have a monthly theme and students receive counseling lessons around the theme over the course of the month.
Tokens are a form of “caught you being good” rewarding. Tokens have been well received by staff and students alike. In fact staff gave out a record number of token awards during September and October. Students are able to submit their tokens and collectively work to earn a schoolwide incentive such as popsicles, crazy hair day, etc. In addition to the schoolwide incentive our PBIS has partnered with our parent organization, GWPO, and we will have a TOKEN STORE open every Thursday during a.m. and p.m. recess this school year. Students may purchase small items or experiences using their tokens. We also honor one student from each room each month at an assembly at which students receive a prize.
In addition to recognition of appropriate behavior at school, we also have in place a discipline program. We feel it is important to explain to parents the entire program. The Behavior Expectation Matrix can be found in Resources for Parents.
If you have any questions regarding our TOKEN awards or our discipline program, please don’t hesitate to call or stop into the office.
Grant Watts Principal
If you look to the upper far left, you will find side menus that contain additional information about our school.
A PBIS Message to
Our Students and Parents
The "PRIDE poster" below reflects our Positive Behavior Instructional Support (PBIS) expectations for students at Grant Watts. We believe the correct way to inspire students to behave well is to focus on good behavior. If you click on the PBIS link you can read our Grant Watts Behavior Matrix. This illustrates the expectations for safe, respectful, responsible, and kind behavior across all of our school settings. Encourage your children to discuss these pages with you. It will have a great impact on their behavior, and behavior has a great impact on their academic achievement! We strive for excellence!
President’s Day - No School
Site Council Tuesday, 2/21/17, 3:15-4 p.m.,
Pajama Day Friday, 2/24/17
“Fabo Friday” Assembly, Integrity Theme Friday, 2/24/17, 2:15-2:50 p.m., Gym
School Board Work Session Monday, 2/27/17, 6:30-9:00 p.m., SHS Library
Jump Rope 4 Heart Celebration
Tuesday, 2/28/17, 6-7:45 p.m., Gym
G.W.P.O. Meeting Wednesday, 3/1/17, 7-9:30 p.m., Library
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Grant Watts Elementary School
52000 SE 3rd Place
Scappoose, OR 97056
Phone: (971) 200-8002
Fax: (503) 543-6373
Jen Stearns, Principal
Monday: 9:20am - 3:00pm; doors open @ 8:55am
Tuesday - Friday: 8:20 - 3:00; doors open @ 7:55am