Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) is an evidenced-based, three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. The PBIS mission statement of Folsom Jr. High is to Honor Achievement With Kindness and Self-respect. FJH endeavors to create a positive learning environment where the PBIS expectations are practiced by all members of the faculty, staff, and student body. Students’ safety, health, and happiness is a necessity to ensure academic and behavioral success. We believe it is necessary for children to learn accountability and self-discipline in order to further their learning. Our aim is to help each student to have a positive attitude, make good choices, and employ appropriate behavior skills while at school and beyond.
- Play/Have Fun – play is not just an activity, it is a state of mind that brings energy to the tasks at hand and sparks creative solutions.
- Make their day – The world becomes a better place the moment you act on an intention to serve another.
- Be there – You can multi-task “stuff,” but you need to “be there” for people.
- Choose your attitude – The attitude you have right now is the one you are choosing. Is it the one you want?
Students have a variety of methods in which to obtain PBIS Rewards. Students can receive Hawk Bills to use as school currency to purchase school-related items (temporary IDs, pencils, homework passes, etc.). Students may receive Thoughtful Thursday nominations from faculty and staff members when students are observed following PBIS expectations. Each month, students who display exemplary behavior are nominated to receive student of the month honors. Nominations and votes come from faculty and staff members. Lastly, the PBIS Team hosts a celebration at the conclusion of each nine weeks to recognize students who successfully completed the target behavior of the nine-week period.
Minor Infraction Forms are used as warnings to address inappropriate student behavior. The infraction protocol is as follows:
- 1st Infraction: Student signs the infraction, the teacher keeps a copy, and the student discusses the infraction with parents/guardians.
- 2nd Infraction: If a student receives a second infraction from the same teacher within the same semester, the teacher will contact the parent.
- 3rd Infraction: The student will serve an after-school detention or a consequence assigned by the administration.
- 4th Infraction: Administration will notify parent and the student will receive a formal referral and a major consequence.