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DeMello’s PBIS Community-Building Plan
Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support (PBIS)

 
  • At DeMello School we have adopted a school-wide culture which emphasizes respect, honesty, compassion, responsibility and acceptance. We feel these attributes will help the children to become successful students and model DeMello School community members.  We highlight some of these values in our DeMello School Motto: "DeMello Students are Respectful, Responsible and Friendly." 
  • Our staff is committed to making our school a safe and caring place for all students, and we will not tolerate bullying.  To this end, we have implemented our DeMello’s Community-Building Plan. Our plan focuses on improving our school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students.  The plan includes school-wide, consistent expectations intended for all students and all staff in all settings.  It is a team-based process for systematic problem solving and planning.
  • The goal of this plan is to help create a positive, caring atmosphere where all children and adults feel respected and valued as members of our DeMello community.  The desired result is to have a safe, nurturing and creative environment where both the students and staff feel enthusiastic about learning and sharing ideas. We will set and maintain high expectations for all students, both academically and behaviorally.
  • We have adopted 5 school-wide expectations. You will see these rules posted throughout our school and the teachers and staff will be teaching and modeling them during their first days of school.  The teachers will continue to conduct class discussions and utilize our Second Step Program to focus and reinforce respectful, community-building behavior and teach the children effective problem solving skills. 
  • We have also adopted a school-wide system for rewarding expected behaviors and discouraging unwanted behaviors.  One of our goals is to encourage students to make good choices. Therefore, the teachers will be emphasizing the cause and effect of choices and consequences.
 
After-School Session Plan:
  • If your child should have difficulty following school expectations and rules, the last consequence of our DeMello’s Community-Building Plan is for your child to attend an after-school session to review the expectations and reflect on his/her behavior. 
In this situation:
  • Parents/guardians will be called, and your child will stay after school on that day or on the next school day (if you need time to arrange for his/her pick-up, or if the offense occurred on a Friday).
  • During the after-session, your child will reflect, in writing, on the choices he/she made that led to this consequence. This note will be sent home with your child.
  • Parents/guardians are to meet their child in the school office.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's transportation home.