Engaging and Nurturing Environment
Longfellow Elementary provides a safe and caring environment that offers a positive, supportive learning community. Longfellow has implemented building and classroom rules and procedures through ACES and PBIS to provide an environment that is nurturing and safe. Students begin their day in the gymnasium at Morning Meeting where we join together to Pledge Allegiance to the flag, celebrate accomplishments and special events, and pledge to be safe, respectful, and responsible through the Longfellow Pledge. Teachers continually recognize students for their positive efforts and accomplishments. Students who model behaviors of being safe, respectful, responsible, and positive learning habits in the classroom are recognized at Morning Meeting with a Star Student award.
Our educational team generates a healthy sense of self and personal success. Our school counselor provides opportunities for students to work in friendship groups and social skills activities to support positive peer interactions. All adults in the building are caring and helpful to students. Hallways, playgrounds, the cafeteria, and restrooms are carefully monitored to provide a safe, secure environment for students. The nursing office is staffed with an RN and a CNA to provide to students regarding health situations.
Teachers provide instruction that will enhance student engagement in the classroom. Instruction is meaningful and relevant and provides opportunities for students to be successful. The classroom environment is a place that provides structure and support for students to feel safe to take risks and express themselves to be successful academically, socially, and emotionally.