PBIS is in full swing at Courtenay!
We have already hosted several incentives for students. Every month students have a chance to earn "PAWS" and then subsequently use those PAWS to cash in for great prizes and incentives. All students need to do is show , responsible, respectful and safe behavior!
In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions.
Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective.
Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience.
Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.
The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
Parent Support At Home
Review your child's day:
Ask specific questions about positive behavior?
(refer to the Matrix)
Ask your child if they received any PAWS?
Ask them specifically what they received PAWS for?
(Being responsible? Being respectful? Being safe?)
Ensure your child is responsible at home:
Make sure your child completes homework.
Make sure your child comes to school on time everyday.
Make sure your child comes to school prepared and ready to not only learn but have fun!
Please review the behavior matrix with your students. In addition to daily reminders and signage throughout the school - the matrix is a general list of what: