The Importance of Working Together
Teaching expected behaviors works best when there is consistency across home and school settings. A strong partnership between the school and family is important for developing and maintaining student behavior.
School-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports is an approach to helping all children learn to self-manage behaviors. When parents are involved, outcomes for children are better.
Participating in a school-wide PBIS initiative is different than volunteering to help with a school field trip, being a chaperone or helping out in the classroom. It is a willingness to promote your school's PBIS initiatives by continued conversations with your children regarding ways they are demonstrating the 3 Rs and making an effort to model and praise the positive traits we wish to see in children.
What to Expect
The Jacket Way is implemented, taught and reinforced across all grade levels and school buildings (K-12).
All buildings emphasize the 3 Rs:
Each building utilizes common language to create a set of expectations that are appropriate for their students.
The Jacket Way expectation charts lay out appropriate behaviors for different areas of the schools, as well as throughout the school district.
Rewards for Positive Behaviors
All teachers and staff actively seek students who are modeling the Jacket Way expectations. These students are recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways across the school district. Recognition occurs throughout the school year.
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a framework based on the philosophy of recognizing positive contributions of students. Our goal is to help each child develop self-discipline and work together to maintain a safe learning environment.
As part of PBIS, teachers, administrators, counselors, support staff, parents and guardians work together, using common language, to teach and reinforce positive behavior expectations to students.
School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom and individualized interventions.
Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills and the use of research-based problem-solving techniques for addressing existing behavior concerns.
Sample: Ft. Meigs Elementary
The Jacket Way Behavior Matrix
Students receive ongoing instruction from staff on our school-wide expectations in all areas of the school, including classrooms, restrooms, cafeteria, recess, arrival & dismissal, hallways, encore and district-wide events. This is the common language that all students and staff can use to easily relate expectations, so students have a clear understanding of behaviors required to be respectful, responsible and ready.