What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 1,200 Georgia schools and 27,000 nationwide have been trained in PBIS. Implementation of PBIS is saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students.
Parents/Guardians & PBIS
To be successful, our behavior system needs to be a partnership between home and school. Throughout the school year, the PBIS team will provide updates and information about PBIS on the school website. We invite your comments, concerns, and ideas to make PBIS work at our school.
Please support PBIS at GES by:
Reviewing school behavior expectations with your child.
Using the five expectations at home....Productive, Respectful, Involved, Dependable, and Excellent.
Providing positive reinforcement (rewarding good choices with compliments or quality time) at home.
Sharing comments with or asking questions of PBIS team members.
Signing up for Class Dojo by getting the code from the teacher.
GES has a 5 STAR Climate Rating!
What is School Climate Star Rating?
In response to the compelling body of research that underscores the importance of school climate, Georgia is the first state in the nation to include school climate as an early indicator in its academic accountability system, the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). State law (O.C.G.A. § 20-14-33) requires the development and use of a "star rating" to address school climate. The School Climate Star Rating is a diagnostic tool to determine if a school is on the right path to school improvement.
See link below to learn more about the School Climate Star Rating.
GES is a PBIS Operational School!!
What does OPERATIONAL mean?
PBIS Behavior Expectations
The foundation of PBIS at Glennville Elementary School are the five building-wide expectations below. Staff and students at GES will use the PRIDE acronym to help maintain a safe environment that fosters growth and development. We call this Warrior PRIDE!
School Wide Matrix
In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS has five other components:
1) behavior matrix which explains specific behavior expectations in each school setting
2) direct teaching of the expectations
3) PBIS acknowledgment system to recognize appropriate behavior (Dojo Points)
4) behavior tracking process (Educator Handbook) to record and address inappropriate behaviors
5) Data collection to decide on further lessons and other interventions
The school-wide behavior matrix is a detailed description of expected behavior in each setting of the school. This matrix is posted around the school building. Each grade also has created a matrix specific to that grade and classroom so students understand the routines. Each classroom has their grade level specific matrix posted in their classroom.
Throughout the school year, students are taught what it looks like to be productive, respectful, involved, dependable, and excellent in every setting during the school day. These lessons will be re-taught and reinforced throughout the school year and become part of the behavior system.
Acknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior is one of the best ways to change inappropriate behavior and encourage appropriate behavior. Each student can earn DOJO points for meeting behavior expectations. When goals are met, students enjoy school-wide celebrations monthly and other special opportunities.
Behavior Tracking Process
Even with clear expectations and positive reinforcement, sometimes students will misbehave. To address inappropriate behavior, a Behavior Tracking Process has been implemented. Discipline issues are divided into major and minor infractions which are recorded in Educator Handbook.
Major infractions are more serious or repeated inappropriate behaviors that result in office referrals. Parents/guardians will be notified by the principal about major infractions.
Minor infractions are behaviors that are disruptive to the learning environment, but are handled by the supervising staff member. When a student repeatedly receives
minors or majors, parents/guardians, teachers, support staff and the principal will meet to build an effective behavior intervention plan for that student.
Collecting data about the times, places, behaviors, etc., ensures informed decision making to help all students meet the expectations through further interventions. Data gives objective points for making decisions.
Monthly PBIS Celebrations
Monthly Celebrations are planned for students. Students must earn their way to the celebration by displaying PRIDE at school. GES has PRIDE expectations in place. Students are taught the expectations at the beginning of each school year and after every school holiday. Students earn a monthly celebrations by earning DOJO points throughout the month. This is strictly a POSITIVE reward system. You are able to view your child's DOJO points when you connect with your child's class through Class DOJO. Monthly points are set at the beginning of each month and are displayed in the classrooms.
Celebrations by Month:
Semester PBIS Celebrations
Celebrations are planned for the end of each semester.
A student must reach a point goal for the semester to be able to earn their way to the semester celebration.
First Semester Goal- 138 points
Celebration Date: TBD
Second Semester Goal- 134 points
Celebration Date: TBD
GES PBIS Team Members
Dr. Kristi Kaiser- Administrator
Mrs. Jill Woodson-Administrator
Mrs. Sasha Quarles- Administrator/Team Leader/Data Analysis
Brooke Anderson- 3rd Grade Representative
Calysta DeLoach- Academic Coach
Ann Everett- Specialist
Lana Ray- Specialist
Bridgette Sapp- Pre-K Representative
April Adams- Kindergarten Representative
Mary Beth Lott- PBIS Coach/1st Grade Representative
Danielle Dutton- 2nd Grade Representative
Brooke Butler- 4th Grade Representative/Recorder
Julie Todd- 5th Grade Representative
Janice Johnson- Exploratory Representative
Amy Quick, Lori Dutton, &Patrice Stephens- Sped Representatives
Courtney Painter- Family Liaison