Glow in the Dark
Dear Parents & Guardians of EFAA Cougars:
We are glad that your family is part of our larger school community and we are excited to work with you and your child in making this a successful and pleasant school year!
East Fordham Academy for the Arts (EFAA) would like to take this opportunity to introduce to you the Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) we are practicing in our school. Through PBIS, students are taught and encouraged to Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be a Learner. Teachers, staff and parents, working together in school and at home to celebrate the successes of our students creates a positive learning environment for all.
Our PBIS Team Purpose Statement: The foundation of our school’s culture is built on the common values of being safe, being respectful, and being responsible. Through the implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) at East Fordham Academy for the Arts, we will create and sustain a positive learning environment in which ALL students can succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.
Enclosed in this packet you will find information regarding our PBIS program and a copy of expectations for your review, understanding, and support. We look forward to a successful year working with you and your child.
Thank you in advance for all of your support and dedication,
The EFAA PBIS Team
Our Core Values
“Cougar” Expectations at EFAA
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Be a Learner
Glow in the Dark Party
What is PBIS?
PBIS is a positive behavior support system designed to help students grow academically, socially, and emotionally. It is implemented school wide. PBIS sets clear expectations, directly teaches students about those expectations, and creates a positive atmosphere for learning. There are four major components of PBIS: Behavioral expectations for every school and learning environment, a reward system, and clearly defined consequences. PBIS also collects data about our students and helps us determine the areas of success and areas of needed improvement.