Compassion, Appreciation, and Responsibility for Everyone
If you have seen someone CAREing and want to recognize them, click on the below link to fill out the Caught you CAREing form.
DeSoto ISD expects staff to treat everyone with care - students, parents, community members, peers, Board, partners, civic leaders, elected officials, police and fire, everyone!
- Give a concentrated effort to understand parents and staff members.
- Perform Random ‘Acts of Kindness.’
- Volunteer your time for a greater purpose outside of self-interests.
- Demonstrate empathy, concern, and acceptance of others.
- Provide warm and sincere relief whenever needed.
- Communicate in a meaningful way.
What does compassion look like?
- Offer to help someone in need - hold the door, carry a box, etc.
- Put yourself in the other person’s shoes - empathize and be sincerely concerned about their situation.
- Console a co-worker who lost a loved one and provide relief when able.
- Make eye contact and truly accept another person’s point of view.
- Embody a “Thank You” attitude that shows others a spirit of gratefulness, validation, respect and value.
- Appreciation is the recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something; showing admiration or holding one in high esteem.
- It is the act of estimating the qualities of things and giving them their proper value.
What does appreciation look like?
- Simply say ‘thank you’ and ‘you’re welcome to others.
- Send ‘thank you cards’ to those who help you with an event, project or to parents who volunteer.
- Encourage staff time when you can share your appreciation.
- Respect others by not interrupting when they speak or doing other tasks; instead be attentive.
- Give a ‘job well done’ a round of applause or high-five!
- Showing pride and taking ownership of work and outcomes.
- Ensuring the success, development, and growth of others.
- Committing to possess a positive mindset, work ethic, and character.
- Taking time to get involved and finding out the needs of others around you.
- Making wise choices and follow through on commitments.
- Be proactive and become an expert in your craft.
What does responsibility look like?
- Help a new staff member learn the ropes about the campus.
- Seek training to better yourself.
- Do what is right when it needs to be done, without waiting until someone asks for it to be done - pick up trash, report a problem, assist others.
- Hold yourself and peers accountable for your student development and campus results.