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HCES PBIS - Positive Behavior Intervention Support

This is our third year of PBIS implementation and last year, we streamlined our Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) plan.

What is Positive Behavior Intervention Support?
PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student-specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students, staff, and faculty in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

What is PBIS at our school?
We have adopted a unified set of school-wide expectations (rules). These expectations define behavior in our school. You will see these expectations posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during this process. Our unified classroom expectations will be posted in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, and are as follows:

The Hawk Pledge

  • As a Hampton Cove Hawk, I will lead with honor, my character counts, and I will strive for excellence to achieve success.
  • I will listen and follow directions.
  • I will keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.
  • I will respect myself, others, and school property.
  • I will come to school prepared and ready to learn.
  • Honor Character Excellence Success

School-wide Expectations:

  1. I will listen and follow directions.
  2. I will keep my hands, feet, and objects to myself.
  3. I will respect myself, others, and school property.
  4. I will come to school prepared and ready to learn.

As part of our PBIS process, faculty and staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To keep student expectations 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 a positive voice tone.
  • * Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
  • * Use proactive measures, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
  • * Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.

If you have questions about Positive Behavior Intervention Support, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or administration.
We look forward to a wonderful year of teaching your child.

Thank you,

Ms. Spivey, Principal