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Overview

Alta Elementary has implemented Positive Behavior Support and Assessment or PBIS. Our PBIS school-wide behavior expectations focus on establishing and maintaining a climate and culture where all parents, students and staff feel safe.  It is our vision to establish and maintain behavioral supports and a positive social culture needed for all students in our school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Our parents, families and school community support the school-wide expectations for behavior and appreciate the efforts of our PBIS implementation.

 

Alta Eagles SOAR

  Safe-we make safe choices

    Ownership-we take ownership of our choices

       Attitude-we have a good attitude

          Respect-we respect others and their feelings

Alta students are held to high standards for behavior and are expected to be SAFE, take OWNERSHIP, have a great ATTITUDE, and be RESPECTFUL or SOAR. Students actively participate in activities teaching them how to SOAR throughout our campus. Students are recognized for positive behavior choices and re-taught behavior expectations as needed. Staff and students work together to maintain a safe school environment where learning takes place.

PB+IS Goals

Each year the Alta PB+IS team meet to write behavior and academic goals based on most current discipline data. This year the team set a behavior goal, an academic goal and an attendance goal. Alta staff believe that missing school is missing out. We value our students and encourage them to attend school regularly.

Behavior Goal
Our percentage of Major ODRs for Physical Aggression will decrease from 40.9% of all Major ODRs during the 2017-2018 Academic Year to 20% of Major ODRs during the 2018-2019 Academic Year.

Academic Goal Grades K-2
Alta School will increase the number of students making progress toward proficiency as measured on the BPST in grades TK-2, by a minimum of 2% by June 2019. The goal is stated specific to the grade level and the current performance data. In grades TK and K the goal is to increase from 42% to 44%. In 1st grade the goal is to increase from 60% to 62%, and in 2nd grade the goal is to increase from 55% to 57%.

Academic Goal Grades 3-5
ELA Goals
✓ The percentage of students in the Met Standard / Exceeds Standard range on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language Arts will increase by 12% (38% to 50% in Grades 3-5)

✓ The average distance from Level 3 (Met Standard) will improve by 15 points to maintain a yellow performance level, as measured by the California School Dashboard (-23 to -8)

Math Goals
✓ The percentage of students in the Met Standard / Exceeds Standard range on the Smarter Balanced Assessment in mathematics will increase by 15% (31% to 46% in Grades 3-5)

✓ The average distance from Level 3 (Met Standard) will improve by 15 points to maintain a yellow performance level, as measured by the California School Dashboard (-30 to -15)

Academic Goal: Schoolwide Attendance
Alta School will increase schoolwide attendance from 97% in 2017-2018 to 97.3% by the school year.

 
PB+IS SOAR Day
All Alta students and staff participate in Passport Day which is held at the beginning of school each year. Passport Day provides an opportunity to learn and experience behavior expectations campus wide.PB+IS team members teach lessons, model behavior expectations include students in activities with examples and non-examples of expected behavior. Stations are set up around the campus and students rotate through the interactive lessons.Once students have completed the training they receive a "PB+IS SOAR Card" which acknowledges their participation in learning behavior expectations.

PBIS Boost Week
Alta students and staff participate in PBIS Boost week activities which are held during trimester two each year. Boost week provides an opportunity for students to be reminded of our school-wide behavior expectations. Teachers, staff, PB+IS team members and our bus drivers teach expectations using presentations, video clips and pictures of our students following expectations.