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What is PBIS?
PBIS is an acronym for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.  The goal of PBIS is to promote and teach appropriate pro-social skills and behaviors to maximize academic success for all students. 

What is the Purpose of PBIS?
  Provide clear and positively stated expectations
  Ensure safety
  Create consistent procedures for dealing with problem behavior
  Increase instructional time
  Use data to increase proactive decision making

What is the school matrix?
The school matrix explains what the expectations are at Cooper School in various areas.  They describe what it looks like to be respectful, responsible, and safe.

What is S.O.A.R?
S.O.A.R. Coupons are given out to reinforce the behaviors that we want to see.  Weekly drawings and prizes are awarded to students who earned S.O.A.R. Coupons.  S.O.A.R. Coupons have replaced the Character Counts Coupons.

What are Cool Tools/Behavioral Lesson Plans?
Cool Tools/Behavioral Lesson Plans are short weekly lessons that reinforce the expected behaviors at Cooper School.

What is the purpose of the Assemblies?
Assemblies are held once per month to bring Cooper students together.  The assemblies consist of the Cooper School pledge, birthdays are celebrated, new students are welcomed, the Reading Calendar Committee presents, and the PBIS Team does a highlighted Cool Tool/Behavioral Lesson Plan.

What are Office Discipline Referrals (ODR’s)?
Office Discipline Referrals (ODR’s) are used to document problem behavior and communicate with parents.  The documentation is used to analyze trends and develop Cool Tools/Behavioral Lesson Plans to address problem areas and behavior.

Why do students have quarterly celebrations?
Every quarter, we do a celebration as a way to build a positive community at Cooper School.  It is also a way to thank our students for their positive behavior and following the school wide matrix.