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General School Rules

Schoolwide Expectations

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To establish a positive social culture, where appropriate behavior is the norm, all students and staff follow the Cerritos Schoolwide Expectations. 



Show Respect 

Show Responsibility

Make Right Choices 


Cerritos Statement of Behavioral Purpose

At Cerritos Elementary School we are committed to creating a nurturing environment where students are respectful, responsible, and make the right choices to achieve academic and social excellence together.

Cerritos implements the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) approach to behavior, "a proactive system-wide framework for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments in schools, and ensuring that all students have social skills needed to ensure their success at school and beyond."


All students are taught and supported to implement the followng positive behavior expectations in the these school locations:


Hallways Expectations

  • Walk silently and safely when you're alone or with your class.
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
  • Use a hall pass at all times.  
  • Report any problems you see.


Playground Expectations

  • Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Use kind words at all times.
  • Treat playground equipment with care.
  • Follow game rules.


Cafeteria & Lunch Area Expectations

  • Enter the cafeteria silently.
  • Keep the lunch area clean.
  • Remain seated until you are dismissed.


Restroom Expectations

  • Take turns and wait patiently.
  • Respect privacy.
  • Keep the restroom clean and safe.
  • Wash your hands.
  • Enter and exit silently.
  • Report any problems you see.


Library Expectations

  • Enter and exit silently.
  • Treat books with care and return them on time.
  • Follow library rules.
  • Ask for help if needed.


Technology Labs Expectations

  • Enter and exit silently.
  • Treat technology with care.
  • Use all materials appropriately.
  • Only visit approved sites.  
  • Think before you post. 


Auditorium Expectations

  • Enter and exit silently.
  • Focus on and listen to the speaker.
  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.