• The Expectation for Students is to be at their B.E.S.T!
    Be Respectful
    Engage in Learning
    Strive for Success
    Take Responsibility


    Hopkins Elementary is excited to join the ranks of P.B.I.S. schools in GCPS as we enter our fourth year of implementation. We know students learn best in a safe, positive, and orderly environment, and we are excited to see the positive changes in student behavior that PBIS has helped to inspire. In this environment, all students are capable, with support and encouragement, of being responsible for their own behavior. Parents and educators must work together as partners in teaching students to make decisions about behavior and to understand the consequences of that behavior.


    Hopkins Elementary School strives to foster a sense of responsibility. We have school expectations that will be encouraged in all areas of our building. Students earn “B.E.S.T. Bucks” daily for meeting and exceeding expectations in our school environment. Students will use their B.E.S.T bucks for classroom incentives, to shop in the B.E.S.T. store, and to participate in scheduled PBIS celebrations. Please encourage your children to be at their B.E.S.T. each day!


    In order to continue to provide the excellent learning climate your child so richly deserves, we will be focusing on highlighting the positive behaviors a student exhibits. Our approach is to allow students to change and prevent behaviors that impact their learning in the classroom.


    Students who are unable to correct or modify their behavior will have an opportunity to write an “action plan” to identify:

              • What happened,
              • Who was involved,
              • Where the incident occurred, and
              • How they would handle the situation the next time.