Creating a positive space for students and families is our community vision at Rooftop. Last week our climate committee met and we talked about our work so far this year in establishing Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) at our school. This is all based on a behavioral and academic Response to Intervention (RTI) system that consists of three tiers. Tier 1 is the expectations for all students in all spaces of our school life. In essence, all community rules, procedures and policies are guided by the tier 1 guidelines: Be Safe, Be Respectful & Be Responsible. Tier 1 supports are primarily reinforced in the classroom and are proactively connected to learning by explicitly being applied in context. Teachers and staff can redirect behavior in a manner that speaks to our expectations and thus provide a calm rationale for why behavior is or is not being safe, respectful or responsible. PBIS offers many strategies for positive recognition of expectations being met and exceeded during the school day.
Please add these expectations to the conversations at home as additional supports to bind our community development process together. By speaking the same language, we create a safe and consistent system for guiding our students to happiness and success. Thank you in advance for your support!