TRIBES & The Dolphin Way

Here at Don Riggio, all students are held to the following five agreements:

THE TRIBES™ AGREEMENTS –

A NEW WAY OF BEING TOGETHER

ATTENTIVE LISTENING: To pay close attention to others’ expression of ideas, opinions and feelings; to check for understanding; and to let others know they have been heard


APPRECIATION/NO PUT-DOWNS: To treat others kindly; to state appreciation for unique qualities, gifts, skills and contributions; to avoid negative remarks, name-calling, hurtful gestures and behaviors


RIGHT TO PASS AND TO PARTICIPATE: To have the right to choose when and to what extent one will participate in a group activity; to observe quietly if not participating actively; and to choose whether to offer observations to a group when asked to do so


MUTUAL RESPECT: To affirm the value and unique qualities of each person; to recognize and appreciate individual and cultural differences; and to offer feedback that encourages growth


DO YOUR BEST: To show up with your school supplies and commitment to the tasks at hand; to spend each day striving for your personal best in every subject; and to be reflective, taking pride in how you treat others as you set goals for yourself
 

And every day, Don Riggio students are reminded to follow THE DOLPHIN WAY:

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible 
  • Be Kind