I pledge to RESPECT my fellow students,
put forth my best EFFORT to ACHIEVE educational success,
and have COURAGE to be HONEST at all times.
POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT IN SCHOOLS
Our school is committed to creating a positive learning environment where students are academically and socially successful. As part of our strategic plan, we are implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, a nationally validated framework for creating a positive school climate.
At Sampson G. Smith positive Behavior Interventions and Supports framework is associated with increases in positive student outcomes (e.g., increase in instructional time) and decreases conduct infractions as measured by office conduct referral and suspension data. In New Jersey consistent high fidelity implementation of PBSIS has resulted in an average of 21% decrease in referrals to the office for conduct infractions and a 30% average decrease in out of school suspensions.
Through a collaborative team process, we have determined that respect, effort, achievement, courage, and honesty are a priority at Sampson G. Smith. Only through consistent and genuine implementation of the practices in this program will we be able to achieve the types of positive outcomes we want to see at SGS.
PBSIS Team's Mission Statement
The mission of the committee is to develop a program based on research-based strategies which will instill appropriate behaviors in students through teaching, modeling and reinforcing expected behaviors.