Fort Dorchester Elementary is
Palmetto’s Finest !
Family Involvement in School-Wide
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (SW-PBIS)
We SNAP at Fort Dorchester Elementary
It is exciting our school has adopted school-wide PBIS, because the model approaches behaviors as skills that need to be developed. It views behavior as an instructional need and addresses parent concerns with safety for all children. It helps schools create effective and positive environments that improve teaching and learning.
Why is parent involvement important?
Teaching a behavior that schools expect to see works best when there is consistency across home and school settings. School-wide positive behavioral interventions and support is a school-wide approach to helping all children learn to self-manage behaviors. However, parent involvement is really important in all aspects of SW-PBIS. When parents are involved, outcomes for children are better.
Parents of children with and without behavior challenges are important in a system of school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports because they already know that punishment does not teach skills. Parents already know what individual strategies may work with their own child. Parents are important contributors in developing SW-PBIS in their child’s school because parents have a great deal at stake – the lives and futures of their children.
What is the goal of our Home Matrix?
The goal of our Home SNAP Matrix is to increase the partnership between school and family by using SNAP language at home and at school. We also hope it will help parents to better understand SNAP expectations at school along with giving ideas to put home expectations into SNAP language. The matrix can be used as is, or you can add expectations personalized for your household.