School Wide Positive Behavior and Supports

Chartiers Valley Intermediate School participates in School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention & Support Program (SWPBIS).   It is our goal at CVIS to proactively encourage students to continuously make good behavior choices and create positive learning environments by being respectful, responsible, and reliable, with a school motto of:  "We are Respectful, Responsible, Reliable.  Are you?"  SWPBIS is a continuum of support for all and is designed to define, teach, and support student behaviors.  It applies evidence based approaches, practices and strategies for all students to increase academic performance, improve safety, decrease problem behavior and establish a positive school environment and culture.

CVIS recognizes that intermediate school is a time when students begin to take on more responsibility and make important choices about their academics and behavior.  We recognize that students can make mistakes, but can best learn from them through solid guidance and support from school and home. The connection between school and home is an integral part of our students’ success and achievement. 

It is important to recognize school wide discipline has an emphasis on school wide systems of support that include proactive strategies.  Systems of support are implemented through a tiered approach.  Tier 1 includes practices and systems for all students and staff implemented across the school.  Tier 2 are specialized practices and systems for students whose behaviors have been documented as not being responsive to tier 1.  They are provided in a standardized approach in student groupings.  Tier 3 are intensive practices and systems for students whose behaviors have been documented as not responsive to tiers 1 and 2.  They are provided in an individualized manner specific to the needs and strengths of the student.

CVIS began SWPBIS on February 18, 2016 with a focus on Tier 1 interventions for the hallways.  The building has had signage and reminders posted throughout the building, a building-wide incentive program, and introductory video and PowerPoint presented to the students.  The PowerPoint and video can be found below.  

For more information on School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (SWPBIS) please visit www.pbis.org.