Blue Room, Mrs. Waddle-Golczynski
Summit Academy North
Behavior System Information
Click Here for an Example of the PBS Clip Chart
Click Here for the Summit Academy Behavior Expectations Matrix
Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
Summit Academy North uses Positive Behavior Support to create a safe environment where students are able to focus on learning, build relationships and life skills. We are in our second year of implementing strategies which include our behavior Clip Chart, consistent behavior expectations, monthly rewards and a variety of interventions. You will receive a more detailed description of PBS after the school year begins. Below is a quick description of what PBS looks like in your child’s classroom.
What is PBS?
Positive Behavior Support is a three part model of school wide behavior support teaching students positive behavior expectations and helping them learn to manage their own behavior. PBS offers: a consistent and fair behavior plan with consistent expectations, procedures and consequences and positive teacher attention.
Why Implement PBS?
Positive Behavior Support will reduce disruptive student behavior resulting in increased learning, allowing students to: increase self control, increase learning time, responsibility and positive social behaviors.
How is PBS implemented?
Positive Behavior Support will be implemented by teaching desired behaviors. Staff will: teach, practice and reinforce consistent desired behaviors and procedures through lessons, discussions and role plays. RESPECT will be the heart of all of the lessons. (See School Expectations matrix.)
Who is responsible for the success of PBS?
EVERYONE is responsible including students, parents, administrators, teachers, paras, office staff, custodians…We are all a team! As a parent, you can be part of our team by asking your child each day where they ended up on the Clip Chart, discussing discipline situations that may occur, communicating with your child’s teacher about your concerns regarding student behavior and keeping an open mind if the teacher must contact you about your child’s behavior.
REMEMBER: Our students are all learning to manage new behaviors just like they are all learning new academic information. Each of our students has their own academic path to follow in the same way they have their own behavior path to follow where some need more help than others. Behaviors need to be taught the same way that academics are. We would never start teaching the students the math content on the day of the math assessment, right? We must look at behavior as a learning opportunity, as well.
Behavior Clip Chart
Each classroom uses a Clip Chart to help students manage their own behavior. Students receive a clothes pin (clip) which they move up and down the Chart that tracks their behavior. Students begin the day on Ready to Learn with the goal of moving up the Chart. If a student moves down, they ALWAYS have the opportunity to turn their behavior around and move back up. Teachers keep track of where each student ends up at the end of the day and that helps them determine their Life Skills grade on the report card. You will receive something each day to let you know where your child ended up on the Chart.
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