PBIS: ROWAYTON ROCKS
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
What does PBIS Mean?
Our goal is to help each child develop self discipline. Together, the home and school share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers, and students must work together to maintain a safe learning environment. The PBIS program is based upon our philosophy of recognizing positive contributions by students.
PBIS means that teachers, administrators, parents, and support staff take the responsibility to TEACH positive behavior to students.
PBIS means that students will know exactly what is expected of them. Students who take responsibility to behave positively will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways. Students will also know what consequences result when they choose not to meet the school-wide expectations.
Rowayton School Behavior Expectations
R - Responsible
O - Open-minded
C - Cooperative
K - Kind
S - Safe
STUDENT REWARDS FOR APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR
1. Each classroom will have a poster with 50 blank boxes. Each time a student is recognized for
demonstrating a positive attribute, his or her name will go in a box on the poster. When the class has filled 50 boxes, the teacher will put a music note on the bulletin board outside the main office. Each grade will have a different color music note.
2. Bus students will be rewarded for showing positive behaviors on the bus ride to and from school. Bus behavior is monitored daily and reflected on a separate bulletin board. On Friday, bus students can earn a ticket for the week and then they will put their name on the classroom poster.
3. When the school has earned a certain number of music notes, a school-wide celebration will be held. In this way, all the students are working together toward a common goal.
STUDENT CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR:
1. Warning: A verbal warning will be given to students indicating that a violation of school rules has occurred.
2. Second warning: Consequences for students who continue to violate school rules will be based on individual classroom management plans.
3. Minor Behavior Form: A minor referral form will be completed by the teacher for a third violation of school rules. The teacher will make a phone call home to notify the parents.
4. Major Referral Form: Faculty members will complete a referral form when unacceptable behaviors have persisted. An administrator will investigate the incidents and determine appropriate action to resolve the issue.
Students will be given opportunities to correct their behaviors. Reteaching of the expected behaviors will take place in a small group setting.
For more information about our school-wide PBIS program, please contact a member of the PBIS committee.
School Phone: 203-899-2940
Joe Rodriguez, Principal
Rob Pennington, Site Director
Stephanie Edwards, Social Worker
Danielle Tagariello, Special Ed Teacher
Gianna Fiorentini, Kindergarten Teacher
Maura Fried, Special Ed Teacher
Kerry Rice, Speech/Language Pathologist
Kathy Msaad, Behavioral Intervention
Katie Mulcahy, School Psychologist
Alex Kemeny, Music Teacher