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
Stay tuned for our upcoming dances!
Our latest dance, Fall Fest, was a blast for our 6th and 7th grade students. Thank you so much to our 8th graders and alumni for decorating, helping out and DJing the dance for our students!
“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.