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Now entering our third year of implementing systems and procedures for Positive School Climate and Behavior, Robla Elementary School was awarded Silver Medal status for implementing the first tier of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with consistency and fidelity.
We believe that behavior can be taught, as well as teaching academics. Our staff has worked hard to proactively and positively teach positive School-wide Behavior Expectations so students are successful at learning appropriate behaviors in all school settings. We have replaced the words No and Don't with Do and positive language that explains what behaviors are expected at school in various settings to achieve the greatest level of teaching and learning.
PBIS is now implemented in about 2,000 California Schools and more than 20,000 schools throughout the United States. When practiced consistently and with fidelity, schools are seeing improved relationships among students and adults, decreased behavior problems, improved academics, attendance, teacher retention, and a perceived sense of safety and teacher efficacy.
Students are recognized frequently for practicing the School-wide Behavior Expectations. Many students visit the treasure chest for prizes frequently and gold tickets are passed out to student when they are practicing any or all of the 4 Rs. One part of the ticket recognizes the behavior and how the student demonstrated the 4 Rs -- this goes home for parents to see how well they are behaving -- and the ticket stub goes into a box in our office. Tickets are drawn twice a month for participants to visit our game room and enjoy special snacks.
Our School-wide behavior expectations are practiced by students and adults alike -- this is The Mustang Way!
We are Respectful, Responsible, Really Safe, Ready Learners
Participants' tickets also may be selected for the District level Terrific 10 reward.
Parents and Community are encouraged to participate in PBIS. If you have questions or interest in getting involved, please contact Linda Hale, Coordinator of Positive School Cllimate and Behavior Support at Robla Elementary School.(firstname.lastname@example.org)