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Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

What is PBIS?

PBIS is an approach we use to establish the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of Euclid High School to effectively educate all students. 



 

 

PBIS has been shown to be effective in:

  • Reducing discipline problems

  • Improving overall academic outcomes

  • Reducing bullying behavior

  • Improving social/emotional competence

The three behavior expectations at Euclid High School are:


Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Engaged

These expectations are taught to all students throughout the school year. There are rules and procedures for all areas of the building. Many of them can be found on the EHS behavior matrix below.


How are students acknowledged for good behavior at EHS?

 

 

Students are rewarded for following the behavior expectations in several ways:

  1. Teachers write positive referrals and students are called to the grade-level Dean’s office.

  2. Quarterly events are held for all students with no office discipline referrals.

  3. Mid-quarterly rewards are provided for students with no referrals for skipping class.

  4. Class Shout-Outs recognize whole classes on the Morning Announcements.

  5. Off-campus passes are available for deserving seniors, beginning with the second quarter.


What happens when students misbehave?

Teachers utilize proactive strategies in order to minimize the number of behavior errors. These strategies include reviewing behavior expectations, establishing classroom routines and procedures, pre-correcting students before infractions occur, and establishing positive relationships with students.


When behavior infractions do occur, teachers are encouraged to use a continuum of consequences, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Restorative conversations

  • Non-verbal cues

  • Loss of privilege

  • Parent contact

  • Written apology.


The Behavior Management Flowchart below provides more information on the process and procedures for handling behavior errors at Euclid High School.



Behaviors that may result in an office discipline referral are defined in the chart below.



Behavior

Definition

Bullying/Harassment

Any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) more than once and the behavior causes either mental or physical harm and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s); or violence within a dating relationship.

Academic Dishonesty

Any form of dishonesty including cheating and/or plagiarism on school assignments.


Cutting Class

Any unauthorized absence from class extending past 10 minutes.

Disrespect/Defiance/

Noncompliance

Ignoring adult requests or responding to a request in a manner that shows a lack of courtesy.

Disruption

Any behaviors which detract from a teacher’s ability to teach or a student’s ability to learn.

Dress Code Violation

Student’s appearance does not fit the EHS dress code policy

Electronic Device/Technology Violation

Student uses a technological device in a manner not consistent with classroom/school guidelines.

Falsification

Attempts to change, modify, or misrepresent records, including, but not limited to, hall passes, absence excuses, documents or materials used in daily operations; sharing false information; not properly identifying oneself to school personnel.

Fighting/Assault/Threat

Physical contact between two students to cause intentional harm or talking about a plan or threatening to do the same.

Gambling

Students participating in any form of betting or games of chance.

Inappropriate Language

Using profanity or vulgarity in any form, including spoken or written words, pictures, text messages and gestures.

Inappropriate Sexual Contact

Participating in or requesting any form of sexual contact, or inappropriately touching another student. This involves consensual and non-consensual behavior..

Pass Abuse

Using a hall pass in an inappropriate way

Possession of Alcohol/Drugs

Student is in possession of or uses alcohol or illegal drugs

Reckless Behavior

Student engages in low-intensity but inappropriate disruptive behavior.


Tardy to Class

Student arrives to class after the bell has rung.

Theft

Stealing another’s property and/or being in the possession of another’s property without permission.

Vandalism

Student participates in an activity that causes or attempts to cause damage, defacement, or destruction of private or school property.

Weapons

Student is in possession of any weapon, explosive, or object resembling a weapon or being used as a weapon, that could cause harm to others. 



What special events are planned for students?

To Be Determined.



How can parents get involved?

Parents are welcome and encouraged to assist with PBIS implementation at  Euclid High School. Some ways parents can get involved are:

  • Serve as a representative on the PBIS team

  • Assist with events

  • Discuss school-wide expectations with your student at home

  • Assist with developing community partnerships.



How do I get help if my child is struggling with behavior?

Despite our best efforts, students sometimes engage in negative behavior. If your student has received one or more office discipline referrals, and you are concerned about his/her behavior, please contact one of the staff members listed below. They are eager to help and are equipped to provide the necessary support for your student to be successful.



School Counselors

Mr. Alan Fletcher

Class of 2024

[email protected]

216-797-7815

Mrs. Dionna Walling

Class of 2023

[email protected]

216-797-7834

Ms. Kayla Hunt

Class of 2022

[email protected]

216-797-7811

Ms. Sara Mattinson

Class of 2021

[email protected]

216-797-7831

Mrs. Katie Gonakis  

Career Tech/ CCP

[email protected]   

216-797-7816

Family Liaison

Elizabeth Russo

Family Resource Manager 

[email protected]

216-797-7827

Euclid High School (Room H115)

Student Deans

Reginald Walker
9th Grade

[email protected]

(216) 797-7826

John Pinto
10th Grade
[email protected] 
(216) 797-7828 

Annie Obradovich

11th and 12th Grade

[email protected]

216-797-7807

School Psychologists

Lakeisha Dorsey

9th and 10th Grade

[email protected]

216-797-7892

Lisa Stepney

9th-12th grade

[email protected]


Diahna Davis

11th & 12th grade

[email protected]

216-797-6987

Health Monitor

LeighAnn BonAnno

[email protected]

216-797-7848

Mental Health Therapists/Community Partners

Open Doors Academy

216-797-7976

Aria Reynolds 

Ohio Guidestone

[email protected]org

(216) 386-9758

Angela Flowers

Children & Family Therapeutic Solutions

[email protected]

1-800-424-0182 Ext .2

Chloe Zontini
Bellefaire JCB
(440) 742-4708



Whom do I contact?

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding PBIS at Euclid High School, please contact:


Anne Obradovich, 11th & 12th Grade Dean of Students

[email protected]

216-797-7807


Hendrick Wolfert, District PBIS Coach

[email protected]

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