We are excited to share with you our school-wide behavior system that we are implementing this year! PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support) is a framework to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral competence. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning.
Vivian Banks Charter School is proud to be a part of this exciting initiative. As part of the PBIS framework, we have established clear rules for the behaviors we expect in all areas of our school. These expectations are explained in our Behavior Matrix, which you will find attached. We will teach these expectations to the students during classroom instruction and during our review activities. Our staff will verbally acknowledge students’ appropriate behaviors and acknowledge their behaviors by giving them an Eagle Ticket. Students will add their Eagle Ticket to their classroom Eagle Ticket Box. At the end of each week, we will have a drawing for those students who have earned Eagle Tickets. Students selected will be recognized on the office bulletin board and receive an Eagle Medal to wear on campus. The expectations for all student behaviors will be clear throughout our classrooms, playground, lunchroom, cafeteria, bathrooms, and hallways.
Our expectations will provide a school environment where more time is spent instructing and less time spent disciplining. If your child does have a discipline concern, an Office Discipline Referral Form (ODR) will be completed. If your child has a “Major” a copy will be sent home with your child. If your child receives an ODR, we ask that you please discuss the behavior concern with your child, sign, and return the form to school. We will have consistent consequences and positive reinforcement for all kids.
By teaching the expected behaviors in a positive way, we are providing a common language for everyone in our building, including students, teachers, and staff. We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we will build a school community where all students can learn.
We appreciate your help, support, patience, and understanding! Please contact us if you have any questions or need further information. Thank you for your support!