Efforts to Support Positive School Culture
Culver School maintains the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program to support learning for all students. We continue to celebrate positive behavior through our rewards systems (e.g., Paws, Paw House, Swap Shop, Positive Office Referrals) and other school wide celebrations. Through our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) model, we continue to focus on the following behaviors: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe.
What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?
PBIS is a school wide behavior system that we continue to implement at Culver School. The philosophy of this program is that by rewarding students for positive behavior through positive praise, Paws (Culver currency), and rewards, students will begin to build intrinsic motivation to behave in positive ways. These positive behaviors support a positive learning environment in all areas of the school. PBIS is a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining a safe and effective learning environment in schools, and encouraging that all students have the social/emotional skills needed to ensure their success in school and beyond. It is our belief that by creating a positive culture in our schools, students will be able to achieve more academically and build positive relationships with peers and adults. The foundation of the approach emphasizes teaching students the behaviors we expect to see, reminding them to use those behaviors, acknowledging them when they do, and correcting them when they do not.
What does PBIS at Culver look like?
We have adopted a universal set of behavioral expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. These rules define our behavioral expectations for all students in our school. These expectations are posted throughout the school and your child(ren) learned about them during the first few days back to school. We focus on these behaviors throughout the school year.
How can you be a partner in this effort?
We want you to be a partner in helping us ensure Culver School is a positive place for our children to learn. Please review the attached documents to better understand the expectations at school for each of our students. Additional ways to be involved are: using the behavior expectations in your home, reminding your child(ren) each day before they leave of the expectations, making sure that your child(ren) come(s) to school on time every day, and praising your child(ren) when they demonstrate respectful, responsible, and safe behaviors.
School Wide Behavioral Matrix
SWAP Shop: 6th-8th Rewards
Hallway and Stairway Expectations
Positive Office Referrals