School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a systemic approach to achieving social and academic goals while preventing problem behaviors with ALL students.
The purpose of the Trinity Traits - Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, is to establish and maintain a safe and effective school environment that maximizes the academic achievement and social-emotional-behavioral competence of all students.
At the beginning of the academic year, staff members teach the school-wide expectations to students. Students learn about the expectations in the classrooms, hallways, restrooms, lunchroom, playground, at assemblies, and in the church. Additional instruction is provided as necessary. Positive behavior is promoted through the use of posters and videos.
Academic achievement and appropriate behavioral skills are the results of school, staff, and families working together to provide a continuum of support for all students.
At Holy Trinity, this support includes:
Data is collected to determine the effectiveness of the Trinity Traits Program. The data is also used to determine changes that need to be made to make the program more effective for all students. Lastly, the PBIS leadership team will use data to identify students who may need more instructional or individualized support in order to be successful at Holy Trinity School.
Ask your child about the Trinity Traits. Praise your child for earning Trinity Tokens or Bucks and rewards at school. Refer to the expectations when you are talking about expected behaviors at home or in the community. Volunteer at school or donate items that can be used for PBIS rewards.
At Holy Trinity, students can earn Trinity Tokens (elementary) or Trinity Bucks (middle school) when they are spotted by a staff member living out any of the three Trinity Traits. Students can redeem their tokens or bucks for a variety of prizes and/or passes which can be purchased twice a month on PBIS shopping days. Near the end of every trimester, middle school students that meant the academic and behavior requirements that trimester celebrate their hard work during a reward day. For more specific information about middle school PBIS, click here.
Staff will implement consistent consequences for students who demonstrate inappropriate behaviors. A student will be given an infraction form and sent to the office if s/he demonstrate significantly disruptive or dangerous behavior. The safety of all students is a priority at Holy Trinity. If a student demonstrates a minor problematic behavior, the teacher will follow classroom procedures to manage the behavior. If the minor behavior is repeated, the student may be given an infraction and sent to the office. The teacher or administrator will impose a consequence for the behavior. The potential consequences range from verbal reprimands, loss of privileges (recess), quiet table, detention, time-out, corrective consequences, visit with the administrator, parent contact, and suspension or expulsion. Refer to student handbook for more specifics.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Ms. Roethler, Assistant Principal
Mrs. Safris, Guidance Counselor
255-3162 ext. 223