PBIS

The Richards Way

September 2016    

Guided by our district's Focus Plan, we value both academic achievement and the development of the whole child.  The Richards staff has been trained in the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework and we have developed the Richards Way as our common, school-wide approach to creating a positive, cohesive, and productive school community.

We know that a safe, orderly, and positive school environment allows learning to flourish.  We also know that students benefit from clearity, consistency, and a common language when it comes to behavioral expectations.  Through the Richards Way, we will teach, model, and reinforce these three BIG ideas:

  • Be respectful and kind
  • Be responsible
  • Be safe 

There are several tools that we will use with students throughout the year:

School-Wide Matrix - through the lens of our three BIG ideas, defines expectations for behavior in each area of our building.

Tiger Roar Levels - defined volume levels for use in various contexts throughout the school day 

School Meetings - monthly, all-school gatherings for celebration, reinforcement, and recognition of the Richards Way and of our school community as a whole

Cool Tools - targeted and interactive lesson plans to be used when teaching behavioral expectations in specific areas of the building

Tiger Tickets - used to recognize positive behaviors, and build school spirit at the classroom and school levels

Richards Reminder Form - a communciation tool regarding school-day behaviors, used to empower parents to reinforce positive behaviors at home

Tiger Times Newsletter- a monthly newsletter for families that highlights Richards Way successes and our school-wide focus for the upcoming month

We value each member of our school community and we believe that, through working together, we can make Richards the best it can be!  If you have questions or feedback regarding the Richards Way, please do not hesitate to share!

Sincerely, The Richards Way Team

Alix Kasmarick, Alyssa Wilda, Erica Siberman, Sandy Jacque, Erin Schaapveld, Tamara Safer, Sarah Kubricky, CeCe Wells, Tracy Matthews, Annie Miller, Brandon, Dillner, Jared Daigle, Alison Gorlewski 

 

 

Tiger Times Monthly Newsletter

Here's what's happening this month with the Richards Way!

 

 

Tiger Times January 2017
Tiger Times November 2016
Tiger Times October 2016
PBIS Presentation Slide Show for Parents
This is the slide show for Parent Orientation night at Richards School. It will be updated throughout the school year if changes are made to the PBIS framework.
The Richards Way Matrix
This is a matrix with all the expected behaviors throughout Richards School. Each classroom has designed its own classroom behavior matrix, as well.
Richards Reminder Minor Form
This is the parent contact form for minor behavior problems. Parents will receive this form via email or a hard copy on the day the behavior occurred. This is a tool designed to aid in communication and collaboration between school and home to intentionally teach and reteach behavior expectations. School staff submitting this form follow up with students about this behavior at school.
Richards Reminder Major Form
This is the parent contact form for major behavior problems. Parents will receive this form via email or a hard copy on the day the behavior occurred as well as a phone call from administration. This is a tool designed to aid in communication and collaboration between school and home to intentionally teach and reteach behavior expectations. Administration will follow up with students and parents.
Tiger Roar Levels
This is a poster found throughout the school reminding students, staff, and visitors of the different volume levels in school. Each area has a designated volume level found on posted matrices.
Tiger Roar Levels with Graphics
Cool Tool: Volume
This is the first Cool Tool lesson plan given to teachers to intentionally teach our Tiger Roar Volume Levels.
Cool Tool: Hallway
This Cool Tool helps students understand appropriate hallway behaviors.
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