All MSD of Warren Township schools will begin implementing Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CR-PBIS) for the 2014-2015 school year. CR-PBIS is a research-based framework of proactive management of behavioral concerns that is grounded in a profound emphasis on what we want students “to do”. This model is used district wide to provide a consistent, positive approach to discipline that includes explicit teaching and acknowledgement of behavior expectations, cultural responsiveness, and problem solving to meet individual student needs.
Each school has a CR-PBIS team. These teams have received extensive training on the components of CR-PBIS and have developed a comprehensive plan for implementation at the building level aligned to MSD of Warren Township’s district goals of C.O.R.E. (Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence). Each building team uses data to help determine areas of strength and additional supports needed, which aids faculty members in improving academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.
All schools have outlined the specific behaviors that are expected in the school environment. These expectations translate into observable and measurable behaviors that are explicitly taught and acknowledged when students demonstrate them in specific settings throughout the school. This promotes an atmosphere of C.O.R.E. and shifts the focus from our reactions to misbehavior to strategies that we can implement to reduce the incidence of behavioral errors.
- Students must follow directives given by RPMS staff members.
- Students must be respectful to adults and peers.
- Aggressive behavior and horseplay will not be tolerated.
- The dress code is in effect beginning with the first day of school.
- The use of electronic devices is not allowed in the learning environment.
- Every effort is being made to allow 7th & 8th grade students to learn in a separate environment than 5th & 6th grade students. Middle school students should not seek interaction with intermediate students or be found in intermediate school areas.