At Pleasant Valley School we have implemented a program called PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. Our goal is to create a school-wide environment that is positive, preventative, predictable and effective for the behavior of all children. Students will be taught positive behaviors, routines, and cues that will be encouraged by all faculty and staff in all school environments. Our goal is to:
Create cultures of positive behaviors
Reduce behavior disruptions
Create appropriate environments to educate all students
The PV Teaching Matrix is posted in every classroom and is used to teach expected positive learning behaviors. All students are encouraged to “Catch a Respectful, Responsible, or Ready-to-Learn Wave!”
The Pleasant Valley staff believes in frequent recognition of students who are demonstrating positive behaviors throughout the day in all school settings. We’re always looking for opportunities to acknowledge our students with Catch a Wave Slips that lead to the following rewards!
All Catch a Wave slips go into a weekly drawing on PV News. Each 25 Catch a Wave slips = a school pencil and a dolphin with the student’s name goes up on our Catch a Wave Bulletin Board in the school foyer! When a student collects 100 Catch a Wave slips = a gold dolphin on our Catch a Wave Bulletin Board in the school foyer! Every 25 Catch a Wave slips earned after 100 is recognized with a dolphin charm and chain!
How Do School Personnel Use Data To Problem Solve?
The most obvious indicator of behavior problems is the number of office referrals submitted by school staff. At Pleasant Valley, we track student office referrals through a web-based program called SWIS - School-wide Information System. From this information, we can identify patterns early and develop strategies to decrease behavioral problems.
Minor Incident referral: Minor level behaviors are those that do not require administrator involvement, do not significantly violate the rights of others, do not put others at risk or harm, or are not chronic. Major Office referral: Major level behaviors are those that require administrative involvement, significantly violate the rights of others, put others at risk or harm, or are chronic.