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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.


64 St. James St.
West Hartford, CT 06119
Phone: 860-236-3315
Fax: 860-236-3342

Teresa Giolito, Principal 

Smith STEM School 


Behavioral Expectations


Smith STEM School-Wide Expectations Matrix

School-wide Expectations

Bus Line






Be Respectful

*Follow adult directions

*Talk quietly to the person next to you

*Say please and thank you when asking a question

*Respect each other’s property

*Talk quietly to the person next to you

*Be polite to all adults and students (i.e. appropriate language, please and thank you, hello, goodbye)

*Raise hand to get out of seat

*Talk in an indoor voice

*Talk to friends at your table

*Eat your own food

*Use respectful language with others

*Respect other’s privacy

*Use an indoor voice

*Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself

*Use a silent voice and a silent wave to greet others when walking in a line.

*Use a whisper voice when walking in pairs.

*Respect other people’s learning.

*Share equipment and space

*Allow others to join in play

*Use kind, encouraging words

*Take turns

*Enter and exit the building quietly

Be *Responsible

*Keep all belongings in your backpack

*Save food and drink for home

*Be prepared to get on and off the bus (i.e. materials away, in your

*Walk calmly at all times

*Save food, and drink for home

*Be prepared to get on and off the bus (i.e. materials away, in your backpack)

*Be a role model for peers

*Respond immediately to quiet signal.

*Empty trash in the correct bins and check the floor around you.

*Line up quietly *Use utensils and materials appropriately.

*Use the nearest bathroom

*Flush, wash, and dry hands completely

*Throw trash in wastebasket

*Return to class right away

*Stay in line.

*Give other’s personal space *Keep hallways clean

*Clean up recess equipment.

*Be responsible for your belongings.

*Respond immediately to quiet signal

Be Safe*

*Sit with your back against the wall, your bottom on the floor and your feet close to your body

*Keep hands, feet, and belongings in control

*Walk to the bus in a straight and quiet line

*Stay seated and face forward

*Keep hands, feet, and objects to self

*Keep aisles clear

* Feet on floor

*Walk in a safe way at all times.

*Sit safely with your bottom on the chair and your feet on the floor under the table.

*Report spills to an adult

*Wait in line calmly while waiting for your food.

*Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

*Report any problems to an adult

*Go directly to your destination

*Walk on the right side of the hall, stairs, and ramp.

*Face forward

*Walk at all times.

*Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

*Stay in safe play areas

*Use equipment properly

*Solve problems with kind words

*Walk to/from recess calmly

Upcoming Events

  • September 2018
    • FriSep28 Back to School Picnic and World of Food 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • October 2018
    • SatOct06 Park Road Parade
    • TueOct16 PTO Meeting/Library 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • ThuOct18 Picture Day
    • ThuOct25 Grade 4 Stage Capitol/History Museum 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    • FriOct26 Boo Bash 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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