Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) is a system for teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.
In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS has four other components: 1) a behavior matrix which explains behavior expectations in each school setting; 2) direct teaching of the expectations; 3) PBIS recognition cards; and 4) behavior tracking sheets to record and address inappropriate behaviors.
We have adopted a unified set of classroom rules. These rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during their first days at school. Our unified classroom rules, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, will follow under these expectations:
Principled, Respectful, Responsible
As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To keep students on the rules in a positive manner, we do the following when teaching academics and behavior:
⇒ Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations.
⇒ Provide students with more praise than correction.
⇒ Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
⇒ Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
⇒ Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
⇒ Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.
In addition to classroom based management systems, Oswalt recognizes students demonstrating Principled, Respectful, Responsible expectations school wide through:
• Monthly assemblies where awards are given to students who exemplify the focus expectation of
Principled, Respectful, Responsible.
• Red Tickets are earned when a student shows Principled, Respectful, Responsible characteristics.
A student can earn tickets at any time of the day and from any staff.
• Weekly drawing where students can earn a prize and recognition during morning announcements.
• Trimester Celebration Game Day