Herman Avenue Families,
We are proud and profoundly excited to introduce Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) for the upcoming school year. PBIS is not a program or curriculum. PBIS is a framework that guides and supports behavioral and academic instruction.
PBIS is a focus on all settings and on all students. There is a direct instruction of all students in Classroom, Cafeteria, Playground, Bathroom, Hallway, and Bus.
Ownership of behavior
We, the students, families, and staff at Herman Avenue Elementary School, commit ourselves to providing positive, safe, and respectful school-wide environment that encourages productive, compassionate citizens.
(Schoolwide, Classroom, and Non-classroom Levels)
“If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to drive, we teach.”
“If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we….teach?”
*Focus on ALL Settings- All Students
*Intention is to reduce new cases of problem behaviors
*Emphasis on Prevention
*Requires ongoing re-teaching of expectations by school staff
*Monitoring of student behavior in structured and unstructured areas
*High Academic Engagement, Function Based Behavioral Support for All Students
*Ownership of behavior
Targeted intervention is the ability of a school to identify the correct students for additional support and then provide those students with consistent research-based interventions.
*Targeted interventions are in place for more chronic problems with students who do not respond to Universal supports.
*Purpose is to reduce current cases of problem behaviors
*Interventions based on data
*Use of research validated interventions
*Continuous progress monitoring for response to intervention
The connection between families and PBIS at Herman is an essential one. Families play a critical part in their child’s education and social development. The involvement of parents in schools not only provides additional academic supports but also builds community and cultural connections.
*Positive and 2-way communication with parents and families
*Families are consistently informed of school-wide behavioral expectations, systems and practices that acknowledge/reward positive behaviors, and consequences of inappropriate behavior.
Classroom management will focus on teaching of behavioral expectations by teaching behavior and providing consistent positive reinforcement.
*Effective and thoughtful Transitions
*Positive, respectful, predictable, & trusting student-teacher-family relationships are critical
*Decreasing reactive and punitive responses to misbehavior
Herman Ave Staff