Thursday, September 24, 2015

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support from Dr. B and Ms.T

Greeting Parents!

We are excited about the direction that we are headed in this school year. The students heads are in the game and the teachers are working diligently to provide an engaging and challenging learning environment. As administrators we are working to continue maintaining a positive school culture that hold ALL students to excellence in academics, leadership, and service.

We are almost half way through the first quarter and to ensure that we are all on the same page we are gathering in a huddle to review our game plan for the remainder of the school year. Today we met with students to review our PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) plan and other daily student expectations.  As parents, we want to make you aware of the expectations so that we can continue to strengthen our partnership. Below you will find a brief overview of what will be delivered to the students in grade level town hall meetings.

Uniforms

  • Students are expected to wear a solid white, black, or gold collar shirt. Undershirts that are visible must be one of the identified colors.
  •  Students are expected to wear khaki bottoms. No jeans, jeggings, joggers, or leggings are permitted
  • We understand that the weather is beginning to change and students are now wearing jackets. Jackets must be solid black, white, yellow, or grey. 
  • Gentlemen are expected to have their shirts tucked inside their pants at all times
There will be no exception to the uniform policy. If there are students that are in need of assistance, they will be referred to Mrs. Griffith. 

Behavior
  • Students are expected to follow the PAWS expectation at all times. Our PBIS plan allows students to earn merits when they are observed going above and beyond the expectations. Merits are then used to participate in class, team and school wide incentives. 
  • Demerits are given to students that are in violation of the PAWS expectations. Once a student earns a specific number of demerits, a consequence will be given. Consequences range from silent lunch, after school detention, parent conference, and ISS. 
  • Merits can offset demerits 
  • Emails are sent weekly to students informing them of their status. Please check with your child to see their weekly standing with the system.
  • PAWS posters are located on the walls throughout the school. Feel free to request a copy of the expectations or read them throughout the school
Buses
  • There are PAWS expectations identified for the school buses. Students are aware of the expectations and are expected to comply. It is a major safety hazard when students are not complying with the safety rules on the bus. We take discipline referrals from the bus seriously and consequences are in place for habitual violators. 
Cafeteria
  • Students are doing a great job of following PAWS expectations in the cafeteria. Soft jazz music is being played as a way to help students monitor their noise level. Students are expected to respect the cafeteria and custodial staff. In addition, they are also held accountable for cleaning their eating area. Please encourage your child to keep up the great work!

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