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Citrus Middle School  

School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

General Overview

            The main focus of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors at Citrus Middle School. While many faculty and students may have assumptions of what is expected behavior, we cannot assume that everyone’s beliefs are similar. Through PBIS, we will work to create and maintain a productive, safe environment in which ALL school community members have clear expectations and understandings of their role in the educational process.

 

Proactive Approach to School-Wide Discipline

     Schools that implement school-wide systems of positive behavior support focus on taking a team-based system approach and teaching appropriate behavior to all students in the school. Schools that have been successful in building school-wide systems develop procedures to accomplish the following:

 

1. Behavioral Expectations are Defined. A small number of clearly defined behavioral expectations are defined in positive, simple, rules. Citrus Middle School Pride Commitments are:
  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible

 

2. Behavioral Expectations are Taught. The behavioral expectations are taught to all students on campus, and are taught in real contexts. Teaching appropriate behavior involves much more than simply telling students what behaviors they should avoid. Specific behavioral examples are:
  • Being respectful means raising your hand when you want to speak or get help.
  • Being respectful means using a person’s name when you talk to him or her.
  • Being respectful means following dress code guidelines
  • Being safe means knowing and following classroom and school rules on a daily basis.
  • Being safe means to be on time.
  • Being safe means cleaning up after yourself.
  • Being responsible means to be prepared with assignments and materials.
  • Being responsible means to follow and respond appropriately to adult direction.
  • Being responsible means using appropriate language in and out of the classroom.

 

Behavioral expectations are taught using the same teaching formats applied to other curricula. The general rule is presented, the rationale for the rule is discussed, positive examples (“right way”) are described and rehearsed, and negative examples (“wrong way”) are described and modeled. Students are given an opportunity to practice the “right way” until they demonstrate fluent performance.

 

3. Appropriate Behaviors are Acknowledged. Once appropriate behaviors have been defined and taught, they need to be acknowledged on a regular basis. CMS has designed a formal system that rewards positive behaviors. “Caught demonstrating Viking Pride” are immediate forms used by the individual teacher, as a tool of encouragement and a student motivator.

 

4. Behavioral Errors are Corrected Proactively. When students violate behavioral expectations, clear procedures are needed for providing information to them that their behavior was unacceptable, and preventing that unacceptable behavior from resulting in inadvertent rewards. Students, teachers, and administrators all should be able to predict what will occur when behavioral errors are identified.
 

Citrus Middle School Teaching Matrix

Expectations

 

 


Responsibility

Outdoor Walkways

 

 

Get to Destination Promptly

 

Awareness of personal space

 

Use Walkway

 

Food Area

 

 

Form a straight line

 

Clean-Up after yourself

 

Practice good table manners

Restroom

 

 

Use restroom quickly and quietly

 

Use paper and water wisely

 

Report any problems to your teacher

School Activities

 

 

Awareness of personal space

 

Follow Directions

 

Be a Good Sport

 

Positive interactions

Classroom

 

 

Be on Time

 

Come Prepared

 

Be engaged in the learning process

 

Complete ALL assignments

Respect

Keep hands and feet to self

 

Walk quietly by classrooms in session

 

Be Polite to authority figures, students and visitors

Keep feet and hands to self

 

Be aware of personal space

 

Be polite to adults, students and visitors

Keep feet and hands to self

 

Keep walls and fixtures clean

 

Keep paper off the floor

Keep feet and hands to self

 

Show positive sportsmanship

 

Be polite to adults, students, and visitors

Keep feet and hands to self

 

Follow classroom expectations

 

Be polite to adults, students, and visitors

 

Respect school and personal property

Safety

Walk

 

Report dangerous or threatening behavior

Walk

 

Report spills and unsafe conditions

Reports spills and unsafe conditions

 

Report unsanitary conditions

Report dangerous or unsafe situations

Maintenance and awareness of personal space

 

Use school/personal property appropriately

 

Report dangerous or unsafe situations.

 

Remember

BE SAFE

BE RESPECTFUL

BE RESPONSIBLE

 

 

Citrus Middle School Behavior/Academic Goals 2017/18

 

Behavioral Goal(s)

Goal #1: Citrus Middle school will increase our Positivity Day participation from 93% to 95% for the 2017/18 as compared to the 2016/17 school year.

 

Goal #2: Citrus Middle school will decrease our Out Of School Suspensions (OSS) by 15% for the 2017/18 school year as compared to 2016/17 school Year.

 

Academic Goal(s)

Goal #1: Citrus Middle school will increase the number of students receiving at least  2.00 to 87% for the 2017/18 school year as compared to the 2016-17 school year.

 

Goal #2: Citrus Middle school will increase our Special Education Student Academic performance rate by 5%(Nearly Meeting Standard) in 2017-18 as compared to the 2016/17 school Year.