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MTSS-B Info

School Rules (3 Bs)

Superstar Behavior Expectations:

 

Be Respectful

 

Be Responsible

 

Be Safe

What is MTSS-B?

MTSS-B stands for multi-tiered system of support for behavior. It is a program that promotes positive behavior. MTSS-B is based on teaching students the three school rules (3 Bs): Be Respectful, Be Responsbile and Be Safe.

 

In addition to explicitly teaching the school rules, students are taught what the expected behaviors are in all settings on campus such as the playground, classroom, cafeteria, library, office, etc. All students are taught the same expectations and the same rules from Kinder to 5th grade, which enables the school to provide consistent expectations across settings. Students learn the expectations outlined in our Behavior Matrix (click to view it). 

 

Finally, staff (and other adults on campus) are tasked with the goal of "catching" students when they are following the school rules. We celebrate students' positive behaviors in an effort to give attention to the positive, instead of only pointing out the negative. Students who are "caught" behaving well can receive a Superstar Buck acknowledgement slip. Students can put these slips into a classroom container and obtain the opportunity to win a free Wednesday ice cream (thank you PTSA for funding this!). Since only one student, per classroom, wins an ice cream each week, the remaining Superstar Buck acknowledgement slips are added to the schoolwide containers. Each month, Mrs. Meltzer picks 5 students from the containers to have lunch with her. Finally, when the school earns 500, 1000, 1500, etc. slips, all students earn extra recess minutes and at the end of the year, we will have a dance party on the blacktop to celebrate! This system reinforces and celebrates individual achievements and community achievements!

 

Ponderosa (and 10 other SCUSD schools) is part of a cohort of schools participating in a study, being run by the US Department of Education. This study enables our staff members to engage in ongoing professional development about positive behavior while implementing new strategies throughout campus to ensure positive behavior. The underlying theory behind implementing MTSS-B is that when a school culture embraces and celebrates the positive actions and attitudes of those in the community, students will be more successful academically. Positive behavior, and the related positive reinforcement by adults, increases self esteem and self worth, which in turn increases academic success!

Reading Suggestions for Parents

Our MTSS-B Coach has collected a great list of books for parents. There are parenting books about discipline and children's books to help with social emotional development. Click here for the list!

3Bs Song

Ponderosa 3Bs Song (click to hear it!)

 

We are the 3 Bs.

Remember us all.

Be respectful, be safe, be responsible.

Ponderosa loves us, and we love you too.

Please bring us along in all you do.

 

We are the 3 Bs.

Remember us all.

Be respectful, be safe, be responsible.

Ponderosa loves us, and we love you too.

Please bring us along in all you do.

 

3 Bs boppa dabba doo,

3 Bs boppa dabba doo,

3 Bs boppa dabba doo,

3 Bs boppa dabba doo. (2x)

 

We are the 3 Bs.

Remember us all.

Be respectful, be safe, be responsible.

Ponderosa loves us, and we love you too.

Please bring us along in all you do.