Patriot Expectations

  • Patriot Expectations

    • Value one another as unique and special individuals.
    • Speak with respect towards each other.
    • Use good manners.
    • Be prepared and responsible.
    • Respect one another's personal space and property.
    • Help one another whenever possible.
    • Help keep classrooms and the school safe places to learn.
    • Apply these expectations and implement the following procedures daily.

    Please follow these procedures for safety, security, fairness, and respect.


    Procedures for Entering the Building

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate respect for others by walking to the building from the bus, car, or bicycle.
    • Demonstrate respect for others by walking into the building quietly.
    • Report to the appropriate place in the building.
    • Grades K or 1: report to the cafeteria.
    • Grades 2, 3, or 4: report to their grade hallway and sit outside their classroom door.
    • Go directly to the cafeteria if eating breakfast, then report to the assigned areas.
    • Not go into the classrooms until 7:45 unless requested by the teacher.
    • Be counted tardy if they are not in their classrooms at 7:55.
    • Report to the office for a tardy slip if arriving late.

    Procedures for Entering the Classroom

    Students will:

    • Demonstrate courtesy by greeting the teacher at the door.
    • Enter the classroom using a quiet voice.
    • Place backpack, coat, and other belongings in the appropriate area.
    • Prepare themselves and materials for the day.

    Teachers must be present for anyone to enter the classroom.

    Procedures for Lining Up and Hallway

    Students will:

    • Walk to appropriate place in line.
    • Stand with their hands to themselves.
    • Keep voices off to show respect for learning.
    • Face forward.
    • Stand appropriately.
    • Stand behind the person in front of them.
    • Walk inside
    • Show respect for the displays, walls, and carpeting.

    Procedures for Restroom

    Students will:

    • Visit the restroom quietly.
    • Quickly take care of personal needs.
    • Wash hands before exiting.
    • Get a drink of water, if needed.
    • Return to the line or classroom.
    • Keep the restroom clean.

    Procedures for the Cafeteria

    Students will:

    • Walk into the cafeteria quietly.
    • Be respectful while waiting in line for your lunch, keeping hands to self, and keeping voices silent.
    • Remember to use good table manners.
    • Use inside voices when at the table.
    • Stay seated with legs under the table.
    • Raise a hand if assistance is needed.
    • Sit at the visitor table to eat with a family member. **No other students will be allowed to leave their table.** Visitors may not bring food for other students.
    • Clear area, collect trash, and wait for a staff member to dismiss the class to the designated line.

    ​Procedures for Guest Speakers, Assemblies, and Presentations

    Students will:

    • Enter and sit quietly in the designated grade level area.
    • Focus eyes and ears on those presenting.
    • Remain silent during the assembly unless the speaker calls on them.
    • Use appropriate applause to show respect.
    • Show respect at all times to the presenter(s).
    • Look to their teachers for directions after the presentation.

    Procedures for Dismissal

    Students leave the classroom with all belongings and dismiss to assigned area.

    • Bikers/Walkers- Any child walking/riding a bike to the crosswalk without a parent or non-BPE sibling
    • Walkers and bike riders will wait in the main hallway by the cafeteria for a staff member to dismiss them.
    • Parent Pick-up/Car riders- Any child meeting a parent with a name tag in their designated grade level pick up location; whether in a car or walking.
    • To ensure the safety of our students any person picking up a child must have a name tag/sign; otherwise, you will need to go to the office with a photo ID for verification. Please refer to traffic plan for specific instructions on where to pick up your child.
    • Bus & Daycare- Any child that goes to Clayton or will be picked up by a daycare bus.
    • Students waiting for a daycare bus will walk directly to the gym and wait for a staff member to dismiss them when the bus arrives.
    • Students who go to Clayton will walk directly to the cafeteria.

    Playground Rules

    Students will:

    • Avoid games or activities with tackling or rough play.
    • Not throw rocks or wood chips.
    • Stay within the designated playground area at all times.
    • Show respect for peers and staff members at all times.
    • Be ready to line up as soon as called.
    • Line up at the place designated for the class with all belongings.

    Procedures for Substitutes

    Students will:

    • Be a self-manager.
    • Remember that a substitute will not do things exactly as the regular teacher. Be respectful of him/her, and be thankful for someone to guide the class when the teacher is gone.
    • Be on their best behavior, practicing the Patriot expectations.
    • Follow all procedures with a smile and without being reminded.
    • Raise their hands and wait to be recognized first if they want to help the guest teacher.

    Severe Non-negotiable Behaviors

    A student WILL be sent to the office for:

    • Physical aggression (fighting, hitting, kicking).
    • Bullying another student, either verbally or physically.
    • Extreme disrespect of the teacher.
    • Disrupting the learning environment and consequences have been tried in the classroom.
    • Uncontrollable behavior (throwing a fit, damaging property, etc).

    Dress Code Policy

    Please refer to the Keller ISD Student Code of Conduct for the dress code policy.

    Students will:

    • Wear shorts underneath skirts.
    • Wear tennis shoes on PE days.

    Reporting Absences/Tardies

    • The parent will contact the office via email or phone call) to let the office staff know your child will be absent.
    • When your child returns, please send them with a note explaining the reason for their absence. It should include the child's full name and date(s) of absence.
    • Students who are not in class by 7:55 am will need to stop in the office and get a Tardy Pass. 

    Make-up Work

    Make-up work will be sent home when the child returns to school.

    Students will:

    • Receive their make-up work from their teacher when they return.
    • Have the same number of days as the number of days absent to make up their class wok.


    • All visitors must check-in at the office.  Visitors will be asked to show their State issued photo identification.
    • The visitor's tag must be visible at all times.
    • All parent volunteers working in the classrooms or on field trips must have a cleared criminal background check.

    Pet Policy

    • No pets are allowed on school grounds.

    Library Policy

    Students, parents and siblings will:

    • Speak quietly.
    • Walk.
    • Exhibit good manners.
    • Treat books and other items with care.
    • Use equipment/furniture properly.

    A Note About PTA

    • BPES PTA works in collaboration with Bette Perot Elementary and Keller ISD. The local unit is a 501(c)(3) organization that is a member of the Keller Council of PTAs, Texas PTA, and National PTA. BPES PTA is governed by its own standing rules and bylaws. Membership is optional. The organization provides support to the students and families of Bette Perot Elementary School community.​