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C.O.U.G.A.R.S. Matrix

Escondido High C.O.U.G.A.R.S. Matrix







Hallways/ Passing Periods



I will follow teacher or responsible adult instructions during class time, on-campus or any school related activity and work to cooperate with my fellow students.

I will...

●     Cooperate with an adult to resolve conflicts.

●     Follow teacher guidelines with substitutes.

●     Follow adult instructions during emergency drills.

●     Obey all regulations to ensure the safety of myself and others.

●     Work well with others.

I will...

●       Talk quietly when passing a class in progress.

●       Throw trash into waste cans.

●       Tell an adult of anyone on campus who doesn’t belong.

I will...

●       Sit, eat, and talk appropriately with people around me.

●       Connect with others positively.

●       Stay in designated eating areas.

●       Throw trash into waste cans and “pay it forward” even if the trash isn’t mine.


I will be proactive in taking ownership of my own behavior and make positive decisions that reflect expectations people have for me.

I will...

●     Bring all my materials & homework to class.

●     Keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.

●     Properly store all my electronic devices between 7:30 and the end of school.

●     Complete my own work.

●     Own up to my actions- right or wrong.

I will...

●       Follow traffic patterns.

●       Keep moving without blocking others or causing injury.

●       Report unsafe activity or situations that I see on campus to an adult.

●       Safely stow my personal property.

●       Use appropriate tone and volume of voice.

●       Limit use of my electronic device.

I will...

●     Eat in designated areas.

●     Make healthy food choices.

●     Clean my area.

●     Throw trash into appropriate waste cans.

●     Take care of school property and showcase pride in EHS!

●     Use my electronic devices appropriately.


I will seek first to understand the expectations of others and then work to help others understand me.

I will...

●       Do work that reaches the high expectations of myself, my family and the school community.

●       Dress according to the handbook guidelines.

●       Understand and use appropriate language and manners.

●       Ask for further clarification if I am confused.

I will...

●       Follow adult direction.

●       Respond politely to all individuals.

●       Open classroom doors carefully and hold them for others.

I will...

●       Understand the history of Escondido High School and demonstrate pride in myself and reflective of my school.

●       Take proper care of hallway postings, advertisements and displays.


I will start with the end in mind and work to achieve the greatness that is present in myself and in my school.

I will...

●        Model good citizenship; be good/ helpful to others.

●       Work to do my best.

●       Ask for help when needed.

●       Complete all tasks on time.

●       Use good manners.

●       Have pride in my accomplishments.


I will...

●       Assist others in need.

●       Keep hallways and campus graffiti free and report graffiti if I see it.

●       Respect others and avoid use of offensive statements or language.

●       Be at the right place at the right time.

●       Meet with attendance, the nurse and use the restroom on my time, between my classes.

I will...

●       Model appropriate behavior by throwing away my trash.

●       Remind others to keep our campus clean in the designated lunch areas.



I understand I am a product of my decisions not my circumstances and in order to improve my situation, I first must improve myself.


I will...

●       Make an adult aware of anything that could be a threat to the safety of the school community.

●       Carry my ID at all times and identify myself when asked.

●       Work to keep the restrooms clean and notify an adult if I see a problem.

I will...

●       Use passes appropriately.

●       Respond immediately when I hear fire alarms or lockdown sirens.

●       Start walking and be in class before the final bell.

●       Use the bike and skateboard locking areas for my equipment.

I will...

●       Pay for all items selected from the lunch line.

●       Use my money and eat only my food.


I will be considerate and put first things first, respecting myself and the feeling and thoughts of others.

I will...

●       Ask permission before using others’ property.

●       Listen to others when they speak.

●       Respect others and avoid use of offensive statements or language.

●       Recognize and address students and adults respectfully.

I will...

●       Be courteous and kind in the halls and common areas - how I treat others does matter!

●       Say excuse me, please and thank You!

I will...

●       Respect and follow adult direction.

●       Wait patiently in the bathroom and lunch lines and will not cut in line.


I will work to plan, pursue and achieve my goals, now and in the future!