Positive behavior intervention strategies (PBIS)
PBIS is the foundation of Courtenay Language Arts Center’s Tier 1 school wide system for positive behavior expectations.
- Students and staff are expected to be Responsible, Respectful and Safe.
- Courtenay is committed to teaching and reinforcing the behavior expectations throughout the school year in order to support students emotional and academic success.
- Students can earn PAWS (school money) when they display respectful, responsible and safe behavior.
- Paws can be used at the school store, lunchtime incentives, school wide incentives and classroom incentives.
- All students go to "Expectation Stations" in September and January of each school year.
- School wide expected behaviors are explicitly explained by staff members. Students visit all common areas of the school.
- Expected behaviors are modeled through discussion, questioning, and providing examples to expected student responses to challenges.
- Each month, the PBIS handbook outlines mini-lessons teachers can teach in their classrooms. Mini-lessons are no more than 5 minutes and serve as a re-enforcement for school wide positive behavior expectations.
- Expectations are posted throughout the school in all common areas to remind students of what the school wide positive expectations are.
- Teachers also reinforce school wide expectations by reminding students what is expected of them in school.