WHAT IS PBIS ?
PBIS is a research based, systematic approach to teaching expected behaviors. It includes a three level system to address behavior needs and expectations school-wide, in classrooms and for students with at-risk behaviors. Behaviors are explicitly taught and reinforced through positive behavior supports.
WHAT IS P.R.I.D.E.?
PRIDE is the acronym at Orange Grove to outline the following expectations:
R-Respect and Responsibility
At Orange Grove Elementary, we utilize a Behavior Matrix that was created and is implemented by all school personnel. It includes the expected behaviors in all classroom settings (for example, playground, library, classroom, etc). The behavior matrix is reviewed and revisited on a consistent basis. Each month, all classrooms are given a Second Step Lessons, which is a specially designed lesson plan in order to explicitly teach a desired behavior in a selected location.
WHAT CAN PARENTS DO TO SUPPORT PBIS and “PRIDE” ?
*Ask your child or children about their day
*Talk about making good choices and showing their “PRIDE” at home and at school
* Ask students how they earned their Stallion Coupons and celebrate the success with them.
*Read books/articles that discuss behavior or have lessons that teach them about character building
*Communicate often with your child’s teacher on behavior. Ask how you can help and share what works at home
*Look out for school information regarding PBIS and PRIDE
*Read books to your children that teach about character or behavior (SEE BOOK RESOURCE LIST)
Whittier City School District PBIS Homepage
Second Step Program (Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum)