McKinley teaches students behavioral skills so students can be positive members of the school community, larger community, and the world. Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Model (PBIS) incorporates Responsive Classroom techniques, Morning/Community Meetings, and Restorative Justice. McKinley behavior is guided by our PRIDE Philosophy, Character Counts Pillars of Character, Five for Success school rules, and Olweus Anti-Bullying rules and program.
At McKinley we focus on using positive reinforcement to reward positive behavior. When students make a mistake we see it as a teachable moment, and we work with students to help them reflect upon their behavior. We ask them to think about how their choice/behavior impacted themselves and others, and what they could do differently next time. The point of consequences is to stop the behavior, and prevent the negative behavior from occurring again in the future. Consequences are determined by the teacher and/or administration. The staff thoroughly investigates situations by talking to witnesses (student, staff, parents etc.), and considers a variety of data, to try to get an accurate account/big-picture of the situation. Consequences are unique to each specific situation. Some possible consequences range from: Student conference, parent conference, call or email home, time out/benched, apology in person or written, academic consequence, campus service, referral to support services, suspension/expulsion, and School Resource Officer visit.
The teacher and admin will keep all consequences confidential. Your child and your family have a right to privacy.
We ask that you remember that elementary age children are continuously learning; mistakes are made and children can learn from them and grow and improve. In order to help students be successful, McKinley staff have clear and consistent rules and expectations, and communicate them regularly.
We appreciate parents’ help in communicating the above behavior expectations with your child, and helping to support your child’s positive behavior at school.