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PBIS Behavior Matrix


Westside Elementary

P.A.W.S. Behavior Plan



Dear Parents,

We are super excited to inform you about our new P.A.W.S. Behavior Plan that will be implemented this school term!  Our behavior plan is based on PBIS-Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. 

What is PBIS at our school?

We have adopted a unified set of school-wide rules that define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during his or her first week at school.

As part of PBIS, teachers and other staff members at Westside will do the following:

-Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations

-Provide students with more praise than correction

-Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction

-Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback


Acknowledgement System

Homeroom classes and individual students will receive Paw Points from school employees when they are observed following the school rules.  The students will bank the points they earn and cash them in on specified days in order to "purchase" special activities and treats.


Discipline Plan

The Westside Elementary Progressive Discipline Procedure adheres strictly to state law and is divided into three levels.  Individuals involved in the same offense may not receive the same consequence depending on the history of the student or the severity of the student's involvement.  The administration will determine the appropriate consequence.  Consequences are for the year.


Federal and State Law-Progressive Definition:  "Progressive discipline processes...shall be designed to create the expectation that the degree of discipline will be in proportion to the severity of the behavior leading to the discipline, that the previous discipline history of the student being disciplined and other relevant factors will be taken into account and that all due process procedures required by federal and state law will be followed." (O.C.G.A. 20-2-73 5)










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