We have implemented a new behavior plan this year that is coordinated with the district. It is called the PBIS system (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) and it focuses on rewarding positive behavior. The students will be given a card with a scan code. Every day the students will earn points for doing the right things, showing good character, and having excellent behavior. Those points will then be turned into rewards. The rewards could come in the form of items they can get from the school store, or for treats from the cafeteria etc... Every week the students will be shown the amount of points they have earned to be turned in for rewards.
Classroom or school behavior will be recorded for your review two ways:
1. On a PBIS sheet (located in your child's data folder which will be in their portfolio)
2. In the planner (located in your child's portfolio)
PBIS points will be recorded on a sheet located in your child's data folder. Students can earn up to 6 points per day. PBIS points will be recorded on the sheet. If a student does not earn their full points (which currently is 3 per class per day-6 total) it will be recorded on their PBIS Sheet. Please review this sheet for any comments regarding behavior issues for which they did not earn full points for the day. If there are any behavior issues, please discuss with your child about how they can make better choices.
As mentioned above, the planner will be a quick snapshot of your child's daily behavior. Students earn a star each day in their planner as a way to let you know they had a great day. If the star is crossed out, then a comment will be written for your review and discussion. Please inital the planner each night to let us know you have reviewed your child's daily behavior.
The students come up with the rules to follow in class and in school. We still use S.O.A.R. as the main focus for our behavior rules. S=safe, O=on task, A=accountable, and R=respectful. If your child does not follow a known rule which they created, he or she will most likely not earn full points for the day, and this will be recorded in the planner and on the PBIS sheet. Please partner with us and discuss why the rule was not followed and how a better choice could be made. We want our students to earn the most points possible each day! We thank you in advance for your partnership and support of this new behavior system.