Social/Emotional Student Support


Maywood Matrix

The Maywood Way Matrix helps guide students’ behavior in all school environments. Posters are displayed in classrooms, hallways, the cafeteria, and all other common areas to ensure that students have access to information guiding each student to Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Be Your Best.

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 Arrival/DepartureHallways/StairsBathrooms/Locker RoomsCafeteriaCourtyardLibraryComputer LabsAssembliesEmergency DrillsField Trips
Be Safe
  • Walk bikes on campus.
  • Follow directions of crossing guard.
  • Walk to/from bus.
  • Use crosswalks and sidewalks.
  • Go directly to bus, pick-up, or after school activity.
  • Walk in the hall.
  • Stay to the right.
  • Keep hands, feet, and body to yourself.
  • Keep moving in an orderly fashion.
  • Walk safely.
  • Use facilities properly.
  • Report vandalism & other problems to an adult.
  • Walk.
  • Keep space clean.
  • Food stays on plate.
  • Wait your turn.
  • Eat and drink inside cafeteria.
  • Follow all rules of Bump.
  • Keep hands and feet to self.
  • Only those participating should be on the court.
  • Use equipment correctly.
  • Walk.
  • Push in your chair.
  • Use computers appropriately.
  • Keep chairs from tipping.
  • Sit in chair without spinning.
  • Log off computer before leaving.
  • Push in chair before leaving.
  • Keep hands and feet to self.
  • Use stairs for entry and exit (bleachers).
  • Sit with teacher.
  • Remain seated until dismissed by rows.
  • Walk to and from field.
  • Stay on the paths and sidewalks.
  • Remain calm.
  • Move quickly to designated spot.
  • Quiet & in line at 3 whistle signal
  • Use main entry doors to return to class.
  • Stay with assigned chaperone.
  • Bring only the items allowed.
  • Be aware of surroundings - “stranger danger.”
  • Follow directions.
Be Kind
  • Wait your turn to board/exit bus.
  • Hold door for others.
  • Thank the person who brought you to school.
  • Greet peers and talk positively with them.
  • Use appropriate, kind language.
  • Hold door for others.
  • Wait your turn to access locker.
  • Wait in line.
  • Keep your conversation kind.
  • Get to know new people.
  • Invite others to sit with you.
  • Speak to others as you’d want to be spoken to.
  • Use appropriate, kind language.
  • Return all equipment @ 3 whistle end of period.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Keep food and drink in cafeteria.
  • Respect personal space.
  • Straighten room up for next student.
  • Listen and participate.
  • Recognize and include all.
  • Help others find their lines.
  • Help teacher with signs and bags.
  • Use positive language.
  • Listen and watch with a positive attitude.
  • Show gratitude to venue host and chaperones.
  • Leave area in better shape than when you arrived (trash, etc.).
Be Respectful
  • Wait your turn to access locker.
  • Wait in designated areas until the bell rings.
  • Move efficiently to keep hallways open.
  • Stay to the right.
  • Be aware of those around you.
  • Keep a calm voice and body.
  • Speak in an “indoor” voice.
  • Treat others as you would like to be treated.
  • Be mindful of other classes.
  • Pick up trash and keep Maywood clean.
  • Keep bathroom/locker room clean.
  • Remember the One Paper Towel Challenge.
  • Respect others’ privacy.
  • Respect others’ belongings.
  • Flush, wash, & dispose of trash properly.
  • Appreciate all foods.
  • Use good table manners.
  • If you see something, say something.
  • Be a leader at your table, and encourage listening & positive behavior.
  • Take only what you can eat.
  • Follow staff requests.
  • Stay in courtyard until 3 whistle dismissal.
  • Stay on concrete and away from windows.
  • Use soft voice.
  • Put materials back where you found them.
  • Keep hands and feet to self.
  • Use computers only for educational purposes.
  • Devices are off and stored away.
  • Formal vs. informal assembly behavior
  • Patience during transitions
  • Quiet when speaker is at mic
  • Quiet feet on bleachers
  • Be quiet.
  • Listen to and follow instructions.
  • Return directly to class at 2 whistle signal.
  • Honor personal boundaries.
  • Use respectful language.
  • Use inside voices and take turns.
  • Treat others better than you would like to be treated.
Be Your Best
  • Remember all supplies needed for your classes.
  • Be prompt and go directly to class after locker.
  • Bring all materials home at the end of the day needed for homework completion.
  • Stop to help others.
  • Hold doors open.
  • Move promptly to next class.
  • Promptly return to class.
  • Pick up after yourself.
  • Include others.
  • Visit quietly.
  • Sit in new spaces.
  • Recycle and compost; strive for zero waste.
  • Encourage others to follow rules.
  • Be thoughtful of others.
  • Be a problem solver.
  • Return library materials on-time.
  • Use technology appropriately.
  • Follow District Appropriate Use Policy.
  • Respond appropriately…
  •    clap, cheer, laugh.                 

  • Make good choices regarding whom to sit near.
  • Remember that your choices impact your ability to Be Your Best!
  • Remain calm & quiet.
  • Help others.
  • Follow directions.
  • Be a positive representative of Maywood.
  • Keep track of personal belongings.
  • Take advantage of the unique learning experience.