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From the Lifelong Guidelines, Southside's PBS team created the Southside Expectations:
We also maintained our commitment to the Lifeskills because, true to their name, we feel these qualities will lead to success in life, not just in school! A list of these Lifeskills and their definitions, including the Southside Expectations, can be found on the PBS Documents page.
Our Behavior Matrix is strongly connected to the Southside Procedures. We connected the behavior expectations for the areas throughout our building to the Southside Expectations. Our PTO generously donated the funding so that we could purchase the poster sized signs that hang in the Commons, as well as in the Library, in both Computer Labs, in the Mustang Cafe, and on the playground. The presence of these reminders throughout the school is definitely making a positive impact on our students. The PBS team was also charged with creating a list of expectations for the adults of our building, whether they are staff, volunteers, or visitors. The documents for both our student and adult expectations can also be found on the PBS Documents page.
One of the components of our Behavior Matrix is new, Mustang Manners Matter. Our PBS team felt we needed to add this component so that our entire school community would be reminded of the importance of manners. Again, having and using manners will facilitate success in life, as well as in school.
Our Smile-o-Gram process was also reviewed by our PBS team. We believed this tradition was too valuable to replace, so we added another element of reinforcement for our students. A complete description can be found on the PBS Documents page.
Finally, the manner in which we discipline students was reviewed, and an infraction plan was created. We also rewrote our Incident Report to match the Southside Expectations. A copy of both the Infraction Plan and the Incident Report can be found on the PBS Documents page.
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