Jefferson Elementary School will be implementing the "Positive
Behavior Intervention and Support Program (PBIS)" school wide during
the 2009-2010 school year. After a year of intense planning, Jefferson
is ready to unveil its new proactive behavior support system. Schools
are successful when they help children grow academically, socially, and
emotionally. This program will help the Jefferson staff and students
reach their goal to create this environment on a daily basis.
of the specific goals for the 2009-2010 school year is to encourage
positive behaviors and interactions, while discouraging problem
behaviors. This social culture will lead to a safe environment where
students achieve academically and build positive relationships with
each other and with adults. The foundation of the approach emphasizes
teaching students the behaviors we expect to see, reminding them to use
those behaviors, acknowledging them when they do, and correcting them
when they do not.
The PBIS system has four components: a matrix
of behavior expectations, lesson plans used to teach students the
behavior expectations, tiger paws (an acknowledgment and reinforcement
system) and discipline referral forms.
On August 26, 2009 during
the Open House from 5:00-6:30 parents will receive a letter describing
the PBIS program. Parents are encouraged to attend to learn more about
the PBIS program and to have an opportunity to ask any questions or
express concerns about the PBIS program. Additional questions can be
directed to the Jefferson School office at 459-3620.