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1 Integrating New Students and Staff to PBIS: Drops in a Bucket

2 Agenda  Why is training important?  Address the needs of new students  Create supports for new families  Offering training to new and mid-year transfer staff

3 Why is PBIS Training Important?  Involves all school employees and students  Establishes and teaches specific expected behaviors in the various school settings Change the focus. Be positive, not punitive. Change the focus. Be positive, not punitive.  Maximizes social success and academic achievement

4 Learning Strategies Retention of Information After 24 Hours Lecture5% Reading10% Audiovisual20% Demonstration30% Discussion group50% Practice by doing75% Immediate use of learning90% (Sousa, 1995)

5 New Students

6 Kid-friendly Orientation  Student Ambassadors Kid-friendly tours for new students Kid-friendly tours for new students Introduce to campus layout, faculty/staff, school expectations by locationIntroduce to campus layout, faculty/staff, school expectations by location The Buddy System The Buddy System Periodic check-in lunches Periodic check-in lunches Presentations at feeder schools Presentations at feeder schools

7 School-wide Orientation  Passports Home of the Jaguars

8 _________________________ Passport to Corona Foothills Middle School Home of the Jaguars

9 Visit the following locations to learn more about Corona Foothills Middle School. When all locations have been visited, return your Passport to the front office. Enjoy your trip! Initials Library Cafeteria Bathroom Bus Classroom/ Computer Lab Gym/Locker Room Front Office Jag Mailbox Bully Box Locations

10 Passport to the Vail School District: Generic Demo

11 Learning Area Expectations A re Respectful and Trustworthy  Follow the directions of adults.  Treat others with care.  Do what is right even when no one is looking. C are About Each Other  Keep our hands and feet to ourselves.  Treat others the way we want to be treated. T ake Responsibility  Walk on the sidewalks.  Follow school rules.  Sometimes we make mistakes. Learn from them. Signature:

12 Bathroom Expectations A re Respectful and Trustworthy  Treat property with care.  Throw trash in the trashcan.  Report any problems to an adult. C are About Each Other  Keep our hands and feet to ourselves.  Respect the privacy of others. T ake Responsibility  Walk on the sidewalks.  Follow school rules.  Sometimes we make mistakes. Learn from them. Signature:

13 End of the Day Expectations A re Respectful and Trustworthy  Let the elementary students on the bus first.  Follow the directions of the bus driver. C are About Each Other  Keep our hands and feet to ourselves. T ake Responsibility  Follow school bus rules.  Stay to the campus side of the yellow line.  Proceed immediately to busses, after school activities, or to the front of the campus. Signature:

14 Name:__________________________________ Grade:__________________________________ Teacher:________________________________ Passport for ____________________Vail School I have visited each of the areas outlined in the passport. A staff member and/or Student Ambassador has explained the expectations for each area. Student Signature: Signature: Student Ambassador

15 Supporting New Students  Newcomers Group Connect new students with each other Connect new students with each other Identify school clubs and resources Identify school clubs and resources Reinforce school-wide expectations Reinforce school-wide expectations Identify students who may be in need of additional support Identify students who may be in need of additional support Celebrate together! Celebrate together!

16 Year-round Refreshers  Calendar Refreshers Technology Technology Student BroadcastsStudent Broadcasts PBIS Awards Assemblies PBIS Awards Assemblies Recognize individual students and entire classesRecognize individual students and entire classes  Be Prepared for “Anytime Training” PBIS Blitz! PBIS Blitz!

17 New Families

18 Family Orientation  New-family tours by: Staff Staff Parents Parents Students Students  Resource packet

19 Family Packet  Table of Contents  Family Handbook  Academic calendar  District Lunch Program  School culture  Child Care  PTA information  Newsletter  School calendar  Tax credit donation form  Assessment information  Academic programs  Brief PBIS overview  PBIS expectations  Extra curricular activities  Volunteer Handbook Orient families to the following areas:

20 Parent Support System  Grade-level Parent Ambassadors Parent Tree Parent Tree Make a personal contact with new parents Make a personal contact with new parents Provide additional information, which wasn’t covered in the New Family Packet.Provide additional information, which wasn’t covered in the New Family Packet. Additional roles according to your school’s needs Additional roles according to your school’s needs

21 Parent-Staff Mingles  Meet ‘n Greets Morning coffee/tea meetings the first Monday following major breaks. Morning coffee/tea meetings the first Monday following major breaks. Identify the periods of greatest new-student enrollmentIdentify the periods of greatest new-student enrollment Meet with grade-level parent ambassadors and staff Meet with grade-level parent ambassadors and staff

22 Using Media  Introduction film Parents and students watch an intro film the day of enrollment or it is sent home. Parents and students watch an intro film the day of enrollment or it is sent home.  School website New family tab on website. New family tab on website. Take information from the family packet and include it in the tab menu.Take information from the family packet and include it in the tab menu. Podcasts and Videocasts Podcasts and Videocasts

23 New Staff

24 Early Instruction  Beginning of school year PBIS retreat PPT PPT Skits Skits Folder/Binder Folder/Binder

25 Monthly Reminders  Monthly staff meeting discussion of PBIS Share student successes Share student successes Recognize staff accomplishments Recognize staff accomplishments Discuss a section of your PBIS framework that is going well and an area that needs improvement Discuss a section of your PBIS framework that is going well and an area that needs improvement

26 Mid-year Refreshers  Mid-year Refreshers Games Games Who wants to be a millionaire?Who wants to be a millionaire? JeopardyJeopardy Scavenger HuntScavenger Hunt PBIS Party PBIS Party

27 Ideas from Conference Attendees  High School Student Ambassador Programs Student Ambassador Programs Link CrewLink Crew Ignite CrewIgnite Crew  Elementary Door Hangers: List behavior expectations Door Hangers: List behavior expectations Passport: contains a photo of all staff and a place for their signature. Passport: contains a photo of all staff and a place for their signature. Students meet staff, learn the behavior expectations for all areas of the school, and get oriented to the campusStudents meet staff, learn the behavior expectations for all areas of the school, and get oriented to the campus

28 Final Thoughts  Offer ongoing support throughout the school year.  Present your PBIS information in a variety of ways.  Make it fun and memorable!

29 Thank you!  Contact Information Andrea Richards


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