Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. This is an approach where students learn about appropriate behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. They are taught social skills, including how to act in different locations, such as the classroom, playground, or in the cafeteria. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment. Staff at the school regularly praise kids for good behavior and give them Dragon Dollars to purchase items at De Anza’s Dragon Store.
Students are to abide by De Anza’s Behavior Expectations, SIRR: Safety, Integrity, Respect, and Responsibility. There is a school-wide matrix, in addition to classroom matrix’ that are posted for students.
OFFICE DISCIPLINE REFERRAL
Teachers will complete an Office Discipline Referral (ODR) for students exhibiting minor infractions. A student is referred to the office when a major behavior is exhibited, such as a physical fight. All ODRs are recorded in the school’s discipline computerized data base.