Super Violet Program

Welcome to Violet Elementary School, a community of learners. We strive to support all students and staff by teaching and promoting positive behavior schoolwide. We have three rules, which are reinforced daily and in all areas of the school:

Be Kind

Be Helpful

Be Caring
What is the Super Violet Program?

The Super Violet Program is a PBIS program that has been implemented at Violet Elementary. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports. PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based school-wide and classroom behavior support systems.

The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. PBIS includes school-wide procedures intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

Program Outline

As part of our PBIS process, we have adopted a unified set of school rules. These rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and all children were taught the rules on the first days of school. Our rules, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows: Be Kind, Be Helpful, Be Caring.

 

Teachers and other staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To ensure the rules are followed in a positive manner, we do the following when teaching academics and behavior:

  • Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations.
  • Provide students with more praise than correction.
  • Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
  • Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
  • Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.
Positive Reinforcement
  • When the rules are followed, students have the opportunity to be recognized for their efforts by earning weekly Super Violet Bucket Fillers, by being nominated as the class Student of the Month, or even by being nominated as the quarterly “I Am Super Violet” award winner!
  • Students also receive smaller recognitions on a daily basis, such as receiving verbal recognitions by adults or peers, earning a Super Violet sticker, receiving a Spirit Stick, or filling out bucket filler slips.
Consequences
  • When school rules are not followed, specific consequences result. The focus for staff members always remains on re-teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors.
  • Teachers track and address minor behavioral issues in the classroom, focusing on having students reflect on what they were doing, what the school rules are, and what they need to do differently from that point on. Minor behavioral issues might result in natural consequences such as a loss of free time.
  • Major behavioral issues necessitate an office referral. These might include physical aggression, defiance, or 3 minor behavioral issues in a week. The principal and guidance counselor work together with students to reflect on what they were doing, what the school rules are, and what they need to do differently from that point on. In addition, decisions are made by the principal in regards to natural consequences as a result of the behavior. Parent contact is made when there is a major behavioral issue so that parents and school staff can work as a team to ensure that students make better decisions in the future.
How Can Parents Support Our Program?
  • Please review all the information contained in this brochure with your child(ren).
  • Ask your children to tell you the three school rules (Be Kind, Be Helpful, Be Caring) and refer to these rules in other situations.
  • Ask for examples of ways they can demonstrate each rule in school, at home, and in our community.
  • Focus at home on re-teaching and redirecting when students exhibit negative behaviors by using the same follow-up questions that are also used at school:
  1. What was the problem?
  2. What was your part in the problem?
  3. What is our family’s expectation in this situation?
  4. What other choices could you have made?
  5. If this happens again, what will you do differently?

 Thank you so much for partnering with us to ensure that Violet Elementary is a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn!