Jackson and Fort Zeller PBIS
Our school has always strived to create a safe and stimulating learning environment for all students. In an effort to continue to improve our school climate, our staff has worked together to form a Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) Plan. The focus of this plan is to create a positive school climate that fosters being respectful, responsible, and ready to learn.
Positive Behavior Intervention & Support Committee created this program to promote the core values of RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, and READINESS TO LEARN for all students and the entire school community.
To help students be reminded of our expectations, we will display posters around the building and in the classroom, and modify our environment to make it easier for children to move safely and efficiently in the building. All of the staff will be teaching the students the positive behaviors they are expected to demonstrate at school. We will acknowledge and reward students who consistently demonstrate these positive behaviors.
All students are taught the expected behaviors through a Behavioral Expectations Matrix, which states the expectations we are looking for in the various areas of your child’s school setting. Ask your child to make sure he/she understands the expectations in the different environments around the school. Please discuss the importance of these concepts and encourage your child to be Ready to Learn!
With your continued support and involvement, there is no question that our school will continue to be a place where students can excel in a safe and stimulating environment. Research shows that when the home and school work together, student learning is more successful. We look forward to working with you as true partners in your child’s education!
One of the main concepts with PBIS is that students must be taught expectations in order to be held fully responsible for their behavior. Each student receives a lesson in each area of the school that teaches the appropriate behavior in that area. Please refer to the PBIS matrix to see the specific rules in each school setting.
Bee Bucks/Bee Cards/Rewards
When a student is “caught” performing a positive behavior, he or she is given either a “bee buck” or a stamp on their “bee card.” Each bee buck is the equivalent of one stamp. Each card contains twenty circles to fill with a stamp. Once the card is filled, students receive a prize in their classroom and bring their card to the office to be entered to be chosen during a weekly drawing and a monthly recognition as Student of the Month.
The classroom prizes range from tangible objects, like small toys, to privileges like sitting in the teacher’s chair. The students who are called weekly will be recognized by having their picture taken and their name announced to the school. From the pool of students whose names are chosen in the weekly drawing, a Student of the Month will be recognized. These students will have their picture taken, complete a questionnaire, be given a certificate, and are recognized in the monthly PBIS assembly.