NW Student/Family Support Resources

January 2021

SETTING SCHEDULES/ROUTINES AND ORGANIZING FOR SUCCESS

Most children thrive when they have routines and structure.


Schools set specific routines for students to follow during the day. Schools often post these schedules in classrooms or give them to students at the beginning of the school year or term.


When schools are not in session, students may have fewer predictable routines, which can increase their anxiety and challenging behaviors.


To cut down on behavior problems, families and caregivers can mimic school routines with their children and set up times for learning, exercise, and play.


It’s helpful if these routines are similar to what students are already familiar with from school.


The home schedule needs to be posted in a visible central place for all to see. The more consistent the routines and schedule can be, the easier it will be to support prosocial behavior and prevent challenging behavior in the home

SUPPORTING FAMILIES WITH PBIS

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WHAT IS PBIS?

Northwest Community Schools has embraced positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) as a highly effective way to build children’s social-emotional-behavioral skills and reduce challenging behaviors.


PBIS can be effectively used at home too and is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines (e.g., worldwide health pandemics, natural disasters, extended breaks).

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