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The kick-off for Positive Behavior Support began during the 2009-2010 school year. Positive Behavior Support will allow us the opportunity to provide a consistent and fair behavior plan. Research and empirical evidence shows that students achieve at a higher level when they know the expectations and feel safe. Positive Behavior Support will help us improve both of these. Our plan provides detailed expectations in every area of the school while putting an extreme emphasis on safety. The success of our plan will improve with time and with the participation of all staff at Smith Middle School. The PBS handbook below describes the entire initiative in detail.


Our plan will focus on three areas:
Safety ~ Respect ~ Responsibility

 

What exactly is Positive Behavior Support?

  • Provides school-wide expectations (matrix) for behaviors that are clearly stated, widely promoted, and frequently referenced
  • Provides a consistent and fair behavior plan
  • Provides modeling of positive and proactive social behaviors throughout the school environment
  • A process that is consistent with the core principles of Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Offers a range of interventions that are systematically applied to students based on individual or entire school needs
  • Decisions to modify behavior are based on data
 
When can I use my iPad or personal device?
  • Check out the picture below:
  • Each teacher will have this poster in their room to let students know when they can use electronic devices.