Superheroes of Character
Our goal is for each child to demonstrate the 3 R’s:
RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and RIGHT CHOICES
The PBIS program
(Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) program is a nationwide
research-based program. Scott Elementary follows this model to encourage
positive student behavior. In line with our superhero theme, being a
“Superhero of Character” means following the Scott Elementary rules of
conduct and behavior that is explained in the provided School Wide Expectations
meant by school wide positive behavior support plan?
Instead of using many
different behavioral management plans in each classroom, a consistent system of
expectations and rewards for all students within a school is implemented in
areas including classroom and non-classroom settings, or Strike Zones.
Every student will participate in quarterly school-wide behavior
celebrations to acknowledge their efforts to make positive choices. Each grade
level will also plan monthly rewards for all students who exhibit the behaviors
shown in the School Wide Expectations Matrix. These rewards are typically
low cost/ fun activities. However, if a student fails to comply with the
set standards of behavior, he or she will receive a consequence called a
strike. Students with 3 strikes or an aggressive/physical office
discipline referral at the end of each month will have an opportunity to
practice/discuss appropriate behaviors on the matrix. All students
will start each month with zero strikes. The areas in which a strike can be
given to a student are called “Strike Zones”. These include the Hallways,
Restrooms, the Cafeteria and Playground. These areas
outside of the classroom are where we see most of our problematic behaviors.
it so important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors?
Research has shown that
the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and
in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing,
modeling, and reinforcing positive social behaviors are important pieces of a
student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and
celebrating students for following them is a much more positive approach than
waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school wide
PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
my role as a parent?
Ask your child how his or
her day went. Encourage your child to be a good citizen and to
consistently implement the three R’s - Respect, Responsibility, & Right