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Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

We believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn in a safe, positive, and orderly environment. We strive for our classrooms to be engaging, hands-on, rigorous, and fun. In order for this to happen, clear expectations should be in place for our students. Through the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Program, students learn to develop positive behavior and appropriate social skills. Faculty members recognize the positive behaviors of students and negative behavior is redirected through restorative approaches.

Platt has formulated some basic expectations for each student that is known as the “Cowboy Code.”

Be safe.

Be respectful.

Be responsible.

Students who follow the Cowboy Code may receive points which can be spent at the Cowboy Corral for a variety of prizes, treats, and privileges. Students with less than two infractions on all Weekly Expectation Charts for the 9 weeks will receive a very special reward.

Your child will bring home a Weekly Expectation Chart, which reflects how well he/she followed the Cowboy Code. Teachers will record minor infractions on this chart, along with the intervention and/or consequence chosen, in response to the infraction. The chart allows you to see the day, location, and type of infraction. If a student has five minor infractions of the same offense within a week, it will result in an office referral. As you will see on the enclosed chart, parents are contacted on the 3rd offense, if not before, to keep a solid communication of your child’s behavior at school. Recess detention may be a consequence in some cases. Any major infraction automatically results in an office referral. Each week, students will receive a new chart with a fresh start.

Students, who continually fail to comply with the school’s expectations, move into Tier II Interventions and receive targeted behaviors on which to focus. This program is called SPURS (Students Participating Ultimately Reach Success). Students are referred by either a teacher, parent, or administrator by filling out an RFA (request for assistance) form. This form can be found on our school website or click on the link on the side of this page.

The PBIS team will meet and make decisions on the best supports for the student. The PBIS facilitator will then contact the parent or guardian to discuss methods and supports needed to ensure success for the student. After six to eight weeks, student progress is monitored to determine next steps.