Positive Behavior Support
Positive Behavior Support (PBS) has been implemented school wide at Holm Elementary. To promote desired student behavior, teachers at Holm
- Communicate high and positive expectations
- Have more positive than negative interactions
- Catch problem behavior before it becomes more severe
- Provide high rates of positive reinforcement
All students are expected to engage in appropriate behavior. Rules, positive reinforcement, and consequences for rule violations are the same for all students at all times.
Parents and students should review the Escambia County Rights and Responsibilities Handbook that is sent home with students each year. In addition to the handbook, Holm Elementary has school-wide expectations for students known as SPLASH:
Listen to Others
Always be Responsible
Show Kindness and Respect
Dolphin Dollar Reward System
The Dolphin Dollar is the school-wide token that is given to a student when he or she exemplifies the school-wide expectations.
Receiving Dolphin Dollars:
- Each teacher has Dolphin Dollars (paper tokens) to be given out to students.
- The appropriate behavior or expectation will be stated by the teacher when giving the Dolphin Dollar to the student.
- Dolphin Dollars and rewards purchased with them will not be taken away from students once they have been earned.
- Dolphin Dollars may be given out frequently in the beginning of the year to teach the desired behaviors, and thereafter distributed randomly to maintain desired behaviors.
- Students may not earn Dolphin Dollars by asking for them directly.
- Dolphin Dollars will not be withheld due to misbehavior in another class or on a previous day.
Spending Dolphin Dollars!
Prompting Expected Behavior
Students may need additional assistance in order to display an appropriate behavior. Therefore a teacher may
- Acknowledge the student immediately after the desired behavior is exhibited
- Provide a reminder of the desired behavior within the context of the lesson (For example, "Who can raise their hand and tell me...")
- Use corrective procedures:
- For the first occurrence of the inappropriate behavior a teacher may ignore it
- For the second occurrence of the inappropriate behavior the teacher may use a two-part signal to correct the behavior (For example, when a teacher places a finger on his or her lips to signal quiet while raising a hand to model the appropriate behavior.)
- For the third occurrence present a warning of the target behavior as a choice (For example, "If you have a comment or question, you need to raise your hand. If you choose to speak out, you will lose 5 minutes of free time.")
To email Mrs. McGill or Mrs. Tapparo with questions, concerns, or suggestions, please use the link below: