Positive Behavior Support
Dear Soda Creek Elementary School Parent,
Have you heard about PBIS at Soda Creek Elementary?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support is a program supported by the Colorado Department of Education and the Steamboat Springs School District to promote and maximize academic achievement and behavioral success. It is a school-wide strategy for helping all students achieve important social and learning goals. We know that when good behavior and good teaching come together, our students will excel in their learning.
As part of the PBIS program, we have established several clear rules for the behavior we expect in all areas of our school. We have explicitly taught those expectations to the students and reward them frequently with positive paws and prizes for their great behavior. The expectations for all student behavior are clear throughout our building and playground areas, cafeteria, gym, and classrooms. You can ask your student, “What are the rules in your school?” “How do you follow those rules?” “What happens when a teacher sees you following the rules?”
Our school rules address bullying behaviors, provide for a safer school environment and give more time for instruction. We apply consistent consequences and positive reinforcement for all kids. By detailing every expected behavior and teaching to kids in a positive way, we provide a common language for everyone in our building, including students, teachers, front office staff and our paraprofessionals.
We believe that by helping students practice good behavior, we will continue to build a school community where all students have an environment where they can succeed and grow.
Thank you for your support!
Click below to view our PBIS Matrix for behavior in our school./modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/2261353/File/Matrix2014.docx.pdf