For the last three years, the Primary School has been recognized as a PA Model School for fidelity of implementation at the Universal Tier I level for the School-wide Positive Behavior and Supports (SWPBIS) program! The Primary School uses this positive approach for providing common language and teaching expectations for behavior throughout the building.
In partnership with parents and community, CVPS is implementing School-Wide Positive Behavior and Intervention Support in order to:
- Promote respect and responsibility.
- Create a physically and emotionally safe learning environment.
- Consistently teach and acknowledge expected behaviors.
- Maximize student achievement.
We have developed common expectations and rules that will be used throughout the building. All of these are tied to three common attributes. These are:
Be Your Best!
Be a COLT!
Please refer to the SWPBIS matrix at the back of the student handbook to find rules and expectations for each of these attributes for all areas of the building.
Teachers are responsible for teaching lessons related to each area on the matrix during the first months of school. Reinforcement lessons will occur throughout the year as needed.
As part of this process, students are recognized for displaying the expected behaviors by receiving “Caught Bee-ing Good” slips. The entire school works together to earn tickets and school-wide celebrations. School staff keep a supply of slips on hand and distribute as they see expected behaviors from any students in the building. Staff informs the student why they are receiving a “Caught Bee-ing Good” any time one is given. Students place these slips in the grade-level hives in the office. Student names are drawn throughout the school year to be "Principal Picks," which allows students to particiapte in special jobs or opportunities. Additionally, when the school earns over 5,000 "Caught Bee-ing Good" slips, the school earns a school-wide celebration! Examples of these celebrations have included Pajama Day, Drive-in Movie Day, and Popsicle Party Day.