Behavior Expectations

21st Century Prep school proudly uses the PBIS model. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support and is a system of developing, implementing, and maintaining evidence-based strategies for all students.  The goal of PBIS is to decrease problem behaviors, improve academic performance, increase safety and establish a positive school culture.  

A big part of PBIS is reinforcing the four main school rules which we refer to as the Knight's Code:  

  • Be safe.
  • Be respectful.
  • Be responsible.
  • Be a learner.

Each day, students are reminded to follow the Knight's Code during the daily announcements (4K-4) and during Morning Meeting (5-8).

Another large part of PBIS is teaching students the Six Pillars of Character.  The pillars include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. These are reviewed through the daily announcements (4K-4) and Homeroom Advisory (5-8).  Students who demonstrate these traits will earn character tags, and either be invited to a Kringle and Mingle (4K-4) or earn a casual day (5-8).

We are excited to announce the school wide use of Class Dojo, an interactive class management tool that monitors (both positive and negative) student behaviors. Class Dojo makes it easy to keep students alert and on-task. Each student is assigned an avatar.  When students demonstrate positive behaviors, they earn points. Students will be able to earn rewards with their Dojo points.  It has a parent tool which allows parents to monitor behavior throughout the day and to communicate with the teacher.  The system also tracks data daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly.

Students throughout the school can earn a Knight's shield from any staff member, which is a paper ticket that can be traded in for Dojo points. 

A large part of PBIS is using common language.  All staff members receive PBIS training so that everyone uses the same terms with the students.  Below are some examples of common language used throughout our building.
KHFOOTY:  Keep Your Hands, Feet, and Other Objects TYourself
Voice Levels:  0-Silence; Level 1-Whisper; Level 2-Conversation; Level 3-Presenting; Level 4-Loud Crowd; Level 5-Emergency
Walking Feet:  Walk in the hallways.

Every other week, students in 4K through fourth grade can earn one of five Golden Awards.  If selected, the class gets to pick a reward.
Golden Shield:  Best behavior in the hallway
Golden Spoon:  Best behavior in the cafeteria
Golden Dustpan:  Cleanest classroom
Golden Hanger:  Best at following the dress code
Golden Shoe:  Best playground behavior

If students do not demonstrate the Knight's Code, the following steps will be followed.
1)  Verbal warning/redirection
2)  Loss of a Dojo point
3)  Refocus Area in the classroom
4)  Fix-It Plan in a Buddy Room
5)  Office referral 

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