PBIS OVERVIEW

Welcome to Camden Middle School! At Camden Middle, we expect all students, staff, and visitors to be respectful, responsible, and safe at all times. By using the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) approach, we will create a safe and more productive school. Our goal is to create a positive environment where all students can learn. We will achieve this goal by focusing on the core principles of PBIS. We focus on defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior. We strive to recognize positive expected behaviors that follow our four school-wide behavior expectations:

 PRACTICE   SAFETY
 ACT  RESPONSIBLY
 WORK   TOWARDS   SUCCESS
 SHOW  RESPECT

Camden Middle School implements Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports through supporting social competence and academic achievement, using data to support decision making, supporting student behavior, and supporting staff behavior.

WHAT IS PBIS?

Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. For this to happen it is imperative that we have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth. By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal is to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning.

Camden County Schools has adopted a state-wide initiative entitled Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This framework is an evidence-based, data-driven framework that has been proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school's sense of safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for all students.

The PBIS System has 4 components:

A matrix of behavioral expectations
Lesson Plans to teach students the behavioral expectations
An acknowledgement/reinforcement system
Behavioral Infraction Notice

 
CMS PBIS Behavior Matrix

Practice Safety

Act Responsible

Work Towards Success

Show Respect

Classroom

Place all personal items under your desk and away from the aisle

Complete and turn in all assignments

Continue working on challenging assignments

Follow directions the first time they are given

Transitions/Hallway

Walk on the right side of the hallway

Pick up any debris and report spills and other problems to staff members

Keep hallways clean and clear

Speak quietly so that only the person next to you can hear you

Bathrooms

Keep floor, walls, and sinks clean  and clear

Do your business and get out

Report any problems to staff members

Give everyone their privacy

Cafeteria

Walk when returning trays

Keep tables and floor clean and clear

Stay seated

Use appropriate tone and topic of conversation

Bus Port and Buses

Walk to your bus

Find your bus and get on it

Follow directions given by the driver or staff

Use polite words and appropriate language/tone

Digital Space/Footprint

Avoid posting personal information on any website 

Visit teacher-approved sites only.

Complete and turn in all digitally- assigned tasks; check platforms to ensure  completion and submission

Utilize proper etiquette when communicating with others on any digital platform. Refrain from inappropriate comments (Including: Videos and Images) 


PBIS & PARENTING

As a parent, you can be part of this formula for school success by using the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategy at home. Parents can work along with teachers to promote positive behaviors in school. Below are a few steps:

• Keep in contact with your child's teacher(s) regarding school life accomplishments.
• Verbally acknowledge your child's school life accomplishments.
• Remind your child that you are proud of them.
• Follow through with promises and rules at home.

It is important that school personnel and families team up to support students academically, behaviorally, socially, physically and emotionally. Let's partner together to develop the whole child!

For more information about PBIS, please visit www.PBIS.org

PBIS & STUDENTS

We have a Redeem Day every 9 weeks to reward students for positive behaviors. Positive behaviors include both academic and social aspects. We believe that attendance is an essential component to your child’s academic success. There are other rewards throughout the year that reward students for their attendance.