K.I.N.D. is our school's take on the PBIS framework.( Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports)
This is a proactive approach to managing social-emotional issues within the school.
Behavioural expectations are specifically taughso that all students know and understand appropriate school behaviour. Classroom rules are developed and posted as well as our three school-wide rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful and Be K.I.N.D. Some of our school-wide PBIS strategies are:
Students earn 'Blitz' tickets for meeting school and classroom expectations. Tickets are then placed into classroom and school-wide draws for special prizes. On occasion special incentive programs are also used.
Students receive Common Area Training throughout the school year. ERS has 12 common areas. One example of a common area is Washrooms.
Individualized Wellness Plans are developed with students who require more 'intensive social-emotional' support.
Behavioural data is collected and tracked. This data is used by the school teachers and administration to plan further proactive interventions on an as needed basis.