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Marley Park Elementary School uses Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports to create a positive and safe school culture and environment for all students.  Our mission of PBIS is that we will maintain a positive, safe, predictable and enjoyable environment for all students and staff by having a common culture, vision and language. 

We will do this by:
  • Establishing core values that focus on the following school-wide expectations: 
    • Safe
    • Target Success
    • Act with Integrity
    • Respectful and Responsible
  • Maintaining positive and caring relationships between staff and students 
  • Creating an effective and efficient school-wide behavior system  
  • Developing clarity and consistency in behavior expectations so that all students are respectful, responsible, and safe.  
  • Using data to guide decision making  
  • Identifying all students needing behavior acknowledgement and support  
  • Teaching students the social skills to be good citizens  
  • Strengthening family partnerships

The mission of the Marley Park Elementary PBIS team is to foster and promote a safe and positive school environment that enhances student learning through teaching and recognizing positive behavior. The STAR (Safe, Target Success, Act with Integrity and Respectful & Responsible) expectations within the Classrooms, School Grounds, Hallways, Bathrooms, Cafeteria and Recess.  Below is our PBIS STAR Matrix that lists common expectations for Marley Park Elementary School.
  Classroom Cafeteria Recess School Grounds Hallway Bathroom
Safe
  • Walk
  • Hands and feet to yourself
  • Follow directions
  • Use materials appropriately
  • Walk
  • Hands and feet to yourself
  • Wait in line for your turn
  • Stay seated in spot
  • Hands and feet to yourself
  • Use equipment appropriately
  • Walking feet and wheels
  • Report any issues
  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Use crosswalks
  • Walk
  • Hands and feet to yourself
  • Stay to the right
  • Walk
  • Hands and feet to yourself
  • Wash hands for 20 seconds
Target Success
  • Follow directions
  • Stay on task
  • Complete assignments on time
  • Set personal goals
  • Ask questions when you have them
  • Follow directions
  • Keep it clean
  • Follow directions
  • Share and play fair
  • Use good sportsmanship
  • Follow the rules of the game
  • Walk directly to your destination
  • Have a pass
  • Walk directly to your destination
  • Have a pass
  • Flush, wash, dry
  • Return to class immediately
Act with Integrity
  • Use kind, positive, and appropriate words and faces
  • Use good manners
  • Ask permission
  • Listen attentively
  • Try your best
  • Use kind, positive, and appropriate words and faces
  • Pick up after yourself and others
  • Use good manners
  • Use kind, positive, and appropriate words and faces
  • Stay in the approved locations
  • Put away equipment
  • Use good manners
  • Use kind, positive, and appropriate words and faces
  • Pick up after yourself and others
  • Keep the "play" on the playground
  • Use kind, positive, and appropriate words and faces
  • Pick up after yourself and others
  • Use good manners
  • Use kind, positive, and appropriate words and faces
  • Pick up after yourself and others
  • Use good manners
Respect & Responsible
  • Raise your hand
  • Wait patiently
  • Be positive
  • Interact with teacher and classmates
  • Clean up after yourself and others
  • Raise your hand
  • Listen for the whistle
  • Line up quickly when whistle is blown
  • Follow arrival and dismissal procedures
  • Stay with your class
  • Be mindful of others
  • Keep up with your class
  • Give privacy to yourself and others
  • Report any problems
 

 



What is PBIS?
School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (SW-PBIS) is a whole school three-tier approach to decreasing disruptive behaviors and increasing student success.
  • One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
  • Instead of using a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and nonclassroom settings (such as hallways, buses, and restrooms).
  • Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional. –PBIS.org


PBIS Three-Tier GraphicThree-Tiered Approach

Tertiary Prevention
  • Specialized
  • Individualized
  • Systems for Students with High-Risk

Secondary Prevention
  • Specialized Group
  • Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior

Primary Prevention
  • School-/Classroom-Wide Systems for All Students, Staff, and Settings

What are the outcomes?
  • Decreased classroom disruptions and office discipline referrals
  • Increased academic achievement and performance
  • Improved school climate and safety

Why is it needed at our school?
School office referral data often shows that quite a few students are being sent to the office for preventable disruptions and disrespect in the classroom. When the student leaves the classroom, they are not learning and the disruption of them leaving interferes with the learning of others. We need to help all student be successful academically and behaviorally.

When students struggle with reading – we teach. When students struggle with math or music – we teach. When students struggle with behavior – we need to teach them how to succeed.

Celebration System
  • Positive Referrals - Marley Park Staff recognizes students who are exhibiting STAR expectations through a positive referral system.  Administration and staff celebrate the students through positive phone calls home and positive post cards.
  • Student of the Month - Each month, every teacher selects a student who is going above and beyond for specific STAR expectation.  Students are recognized through a celebration with Administration.
  • STAR Tickets - All staff carries STAR tickets that are handed to students who are modeling STAR expectations.