What is PBIS?
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. It is a school-wide system that is used to teach students positive expectations and to recognize them for meeting these expectations on a regular basis. There are multiple opportunities for students to be recognized throughout the school year. PBIS is a research-based process and it is used in every area of our school building—from the bus to the classroom and more! Bay View Elementary School has been a PBIS school since 2007. For more information about PBIS, you can visit the Technical Assistance website: http://pbis.org/.
What is the Bay View BARK?
The Bay View BARK is our way of teaching our positively stated expectations for all areas of our school building. The BARK is an acronym and stands for:
• Be Prepared
• Act Responsibly
• Respect Our School Community
• Keep Safe
For each of the areas of our school building, we review these expectations and how they should be displayed. At the beginning of the school year, students receive specific instruction on how to display the appropriate behaviors throughout the school year.
How are students recognized for displaying appropriate behaviors?
On a regular basis, students are recognized for displaying the Bay View BARK. There are several ways that students can be recognized:
• Teachers can distribute points through Class Dojo. These points are used to earn incentives in their classrooms.
• Each month, students with no office referrals or bus suspensions for that month can earn Grade Level Green Zone rewards. Each grade level will survey their students to determine the types of activities the students would like each month.
• At the end of each marking period, School-Wide Green Zone Rewards are planned for students who have no office referrals or bus suspensions for the entire marking period. Spontaneous celebrations are also held at random times throughout the year to recognize students in the Green Zone.
What’s an MIR? An ODR?
An MIR is an acronym that stands for Minor Incident Report. This half-page report is sent home to parents to document a conversation that a teacher has had with a student regarding his or her behavior. This minor report is collected and a copy is sent to the parents as well as to the main office. An ODR is an Office Disciplinary Referral. This is a formal referral to the office, and it involves a visit with one of the school administrators. Routinely, when a student receives an Office Disciplinary Referral, a phone call from school administration will accompany a paper copy of the form.