September 2015

Welcome Back!!

Hopefully everyone had a safe, relaxing and enjoyable summer. Now that we are back for the 2015-2016 school year, we will continue to work on implementing and reinforcing Positive Behaviors within our school.

What is PBIS and Why do we use it?

What?: PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a data-driven system of interventions, strategies and supports that positively impact school-wide and individualized behavior planning. (This is why putting information into Infinity is important.)

Why?: Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding 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.

Beginning of the Year Reminders

-- Please remember to look over the School-Wide Expectations Chart and teach expectations to students within the first week of school.

-- Paws should be given out after teaching the expectations. One idea is to take one area and concentrate on that for a few days before moving on to the next. Hand out paws in abundance at first and then decrease in frequency.

-- All paws given to students will go towards either their classroom or individual goal.

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PBIS Meeting Dates

Thursday, September 17th

-- PBIS Tier I Meeting (all staff invited to attend)

Wednesday, September 30th

-- IRT/BIT/PBIS Tier II Meeting (Tanya, Robert, Colleen, Michelle, Tammy, Cheryl)