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Joseph Ferderbar ES

Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Supports

PBIS is used interchangeably with SWPBS, which is short for “School-wide Positive Behavior Supports.”

PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.
PBIS IS NOT a packaged curriculum, scripted intervention, or manualized strategy.
PBIS IS a prevention-oriented way for school personnel to (a) organize evidence-based practices, (b) improve their implementation of those practices, and (c) maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for students.
PBIS supports the success of ALLstudents.

Effective classroom management and preventive school discipline are essential for supporting teaching and learning.
PBIS goes further by emphasizing that classroom management and preventive school discipline must be integrated and working together with effective academic instruction in a positive and safe school climate to maximize success for all students.

Coke Rewards

Coke rewards are still being collected in the school or if you have access to a computer and a log in and password you can follow the instructions below and donate points directly to Ferderbar.

If you have questions please contact Dawn MacAdams-Mull at

How do My Coke Rewards members donate to a school?

Members have three ways to donate:

  1. Donate points only

  2. Donate cash only

  3. Donate a combination of points and cash.

    To donate:

  1. Log in at and go to the "Donations" tab on the header.

  2. Click "Get Started" to navigate to the schools search page.

  3. Search and select your school.

  4. If you would like to donate points, choose how many points you would like to donate and click "Donate Points", and confirm your donation. You can donate any number of points (minimum of 3 points) as long as you have that number of points in your My Coke Rewards account.

  5. If you would like to donate cash only, select "Donate cash only"

  6. If you would like to donate both points and cash, select the number of points you wish to donate, and click "Donate points". You will receive a confirmation page allowing you to plus-up your donation with cash.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night

September 10, 2015

Welcome – 6:45-7:00

Opening remarks from Principal and HSA.

Quick overview of evening’s schedule.

Session #1 - 7:05 –7:40

All homeroom teachers (K-4), Learning Support teachers

Session #2 - 7:45 – 8:20

All homeroom teachers (K-4), Learning Support teachers, Guidance, Phys. Ed., Art, Music, Library, Reading Specialist, Title I Reading, ELL,Speech Therapist

Session #3 - 8:25 – 9:00

Guidance, Phys. Ed., Art, Music, Library/AE, Reading Specialist,Title I Reading,Speech Therapist

School Safety

Ferderbar ES works hard to ensure the safety of all children all day. Here are some ways in which that happens:

The building is locked down during school hours. Visitors need to be buzzed in to the building.

The Lower Southampton Police Department makes daily walkthroughs around the building.

We have a communication system connected to the middle school should an emergency occur there or here during the school day.

There are multiple cameras throughout the building monitored by the office staff.

There are arrival and dismissal protocols in place to create a safe drop off and pick up for our students.

The building has a team known as the Building Emergency Team that meets monthly to discuss and improve school safety.

Each month an evacuation or shelter in place drill occurs within the building.


Neshaminy School District recognizes that volunteers can make valuable contributions to the school district. The Board encourages the use of volunteers, subject to the guidelines set forth in this policy. This policy is established to formalize Board practices and to provide measures for a safe environment for all employees and students, in full compliance with laws and guidelines mandated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Procedure for obtaining volunteer clearances

1 - Read the Volunteer Policy Letter and School Board Volunteer Policy

2 - Print, read and sign the Volunteer Affirmation

3 - Apply for the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check - Act 34 at The cost of this clearance is free as of 7/25/2015.

4 - Apply for your Child Abuse History Clearance - Act 151, The cost of this clearance is free as of 7/25/2015.

5 - You must do either A or B below:

A. If you can answer NO to all 3 questions below, then print, read and sign

the Volunteer Affadavit

1 - Are you applying for a paid position?

2 - Are you attending a school trip that lasts 3 or more days?

3 - Have you lived anywhere else, besides the state of Pennsylvania, in the

past 10 years?

B. If you answered YES to any of the 3 questions above you need to apply for your

Federal Criminal History Background Check - Act 114. The cost of this clearance

is $27.00 and can be obtained here:

6 - If your volunteer work involves 10 or more hours per week in direct contact with children, you must be tested for tuberculosis and show documentation that you are free from tuberculosis before serving as a volunteer. This test can be completed by your family physician or at a qualified clinic (such as those found at some pharmacies), and will be at the volunteer's expense. TB tests generally take 3-4 days to complete. Provide a copy of the documentation from the test facility upon completion of the test.


Once you have the completed paperwork as outlined above, please return them to Ferderbar Elementary School's office. These records will be kept for a period of 5 years, so you do not have to complete them each year. If you child moves up to a new school (from elementary to middle school, for example) you will need to present the clearance documents at the main office of their new school. If you have children in multiple district schools and wish to volunteer at those schools, the documents must be presented to each school (state guidelines require this paperwork to be maintained at the school building level).

If you have any questions about these procedures, please contact the main office staff at your child's school.

Don't Wait!

Please don’t let these new clearances scare you away! It is for the safety of our children. Neshaminy School District truly values our volunteers and appreciates the effort it takes to complete this process.