Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
The focus of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) is to provide a clear and consistent system of expected behaviors for the entire school. While many staff members and students know what behaviors are acceptable at school, we cannot assume that everyone’s beliefs are the same.
We have created expectations for our students’ behaviors in each area of the school. These are taught and reinforced throughout the year using consistent language school-wide. Emphasis will be on reinforcing positive behavior and providing students with the tools necessary to be successful at school and to lay the foundation to become productive citizens.
The Eagle Way
· Safety—We keep our school safe and orderly.
· Respect—We treat others with respect.
· Responsibility—We take responsibility for our actions.
· Cooperation—We cooperate with a positive attitude.
Overview of Expectations
· Work productively and respectfully
· Cooperate with classmates and teacher
· Practice safety at all times
· Single file lines facing forward
· Silent wave and smile
· Go straight to my destination with a pass
· Keep hands and objects to self
· Use equipment appropriately
· Follow game rules and be a good sport
· Wait my turn quietly
· One pump of soap
· Leave and go straight to my destination with a pass.
· Hands on tray, moving with care
· Eat only my food
· Stay in seat and use good manners
· Clean up after myself
Bus & Bus Zone
· Stay out of danger zone
· Follow directions of adults
· Remain seated on bus
· Keep aisle clear
Traveling To and From School
· Use crosswalks
· Speak only to people I know
· Follow safety patrol and adult directions
· Sit correctly
· Listen attentively
· Participate appropriately
Eagle Feather tickets will be given out when students appropriately follow The Eagle Way. Students may then deposit Eagle Feathers in their classroom “nest.” Each day, four Eagle Feathers are recognized by the principal in the morning announcements. These Feathers are then posted in the Eagle Tree for public display.
Golden Eagle tickets are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional Eagle character. Students may deposit Golden Eagles in the office “nest.” At each month’s Awards Assembly, one Golden Eagle from each class is recognized. These Golden Eagle honorees will also have their picture displayed in a frame near the office.
Fantastic-Grams are postcards of recognition mailed home to students’ parents or guardians. These positive notes support one of our Guiding Principles: “All children should be recognized for their unique strengths and gifts.”
Each month, Awards Assemblies are held in which students are recognized for achievement in Academics and Citizenship. Each teacher also recognizes one student per class as the Soaring Eagle. Class awards are given for exceptional behavior in various areas of the school.
Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Students whose behavior is contradictory to The Eagle Way will be addressed fairly and individually. The following guidelines will be used:
· Clear, logical consequences for misbehavior will be provided with empathy.
· Students will be allowed to learn from their mistakes.
· Common consequences include time out in the classroom, time out in a cross-grade buddy room, written apologies, staying in from recess to complete work missed due to misbehavior, phone calls or emails home to parents, and allowing students to plan a solution for their problem.
· Behavior incidents which are Illegal, Injurious, or Chronic are referred to the principal. Chronic problems are defined as those which recur frequently and the teacher’s efforts to address the concern have achieved little or no remedy. The principal or designee will meet with the child and will communicate any disciplinary consequences to the child and parents.