PBIS Pride Newsletter
December 2015 | Volume 1 | Issue 2
December Reward - December 4
The 6th grade staff are taking the major referral kids this time. Next reward 7th grade staff will take the students, followed by 8th grade, and finally admin/guidance staff will take the students for the last reward of the year.
SELF-ASSESSMENT SURVEY RESULTS
We are excited to share that we've made growth in many subcategories of the assessment, however we still have things to work on. Our WUSD elementary schools have shared that PBIS implementation is a multi-year process. Based on our data, classroom and individual student systems remain our priority.
Three themes from our data:
- The need for defined problem behaviors with clear and consistent consequences
- Interest in learning more about active supervision
- The importance of educating our students' parents on behavioral support/positive parenting strategies.
Our PBIS team will continue to address areas identified within the survey results.
Click this link to access our 15-16 SAS data:
Problem Behaviors Receiving Clear and Consistent Consequences
Active Supervision Resources
An additional area identified within the SAS of "not being in place" was the staff's request for more resources regarding active supervision. Seeing that all staff are assigned AM/PM supervision duties, it is important that we have common beliefs on active supervision.
What is active supervision?
- Active supervision is a proactive approach used in school settings to monitor a large area in order to ensure safety and reduce problem behaviors from occurring.
- It is most commonly used in non-classroom settings since these types of settings often have less adult direction and supervision.
- By scanning and moving around the area while interacting with the students, staff members support and reinforce appropriate behavior and correct inappropriate behavior.
Educating Families on PBIS and Positive Parenting Strategies
In our next issue of the Panther Gazette we will again be sharing information with families about our PBIS behavioral expectations at RMS. A year ago we shared similar information in the Dec. 2014 issue. Additionally, on our website we have PBIS Parent Information. It includes the following information:
"How can parents help?"
PBIS works best when there is a partnership between home and school. Throughout the school year, the PBIS team will provide updates and information about PBIS. We invite your comments, questions and ideas to make PBIS work at our school.
Please support PBIS at RMS by:
- Reviewing behavior expectations with your child.
- Using our three building-wide expectations at home.
- Providing positive reinforcement (acknowledging good choices with compliments) at home.
- Sharing comments with or asking questions of the RMS staff.
Additionally there are links to our behavioral expectations.
The PBIS team will work together with the pupil services team to provide more resources to our parents regarding positive parenting strategies.
You've been caught being Pawsitive!
- Jessica Brown - Building positive relationships with some of our most challenging students.
- Jolene Massuch & Betty Kriege - For always being available to help students before/after school.
- Peter Watts - For having those 1-on-1 conversations with students that make such a difference in their lives.
Karen Williams - Taking time out of your planning time to work with students during their lunch period.