• PBIS at Round

    Throughout the year, each student is taught what it means to be respectful, responsible and safe. When students are displaying these characteristics, any staff member can give them a "Raccoon Ticket" which they can redeem for an experiential reward. The ticket has two halves - one half will be entered into the monthly raffle, and the other half is used to enter quarterly "Swag Tag Parties." In order to use their tickets, students must take the ticket to another staff member to explain to them what they did to earn their ticket and to have it initialed by that staff member. Listed below are the activities our PBIS team provides for students for earning raccoon tickets.

    • Each month students put their tickets in their grade level bucket for a raffle. Ten names are called per grade level and these students get to particpate in a party during their lunch.
    • Each quarter all students who have earned ten or more tickets will participate in a "Swag Tag Party" where they will receive their swag tag to display on their backpack or keychains.


    Zones of Regulation

    This year, all students are learning the Zones of Regulation (or "The Zones" for short), which is a curriculum designed by Leah Kuypers, licensed occupational therapist, to help him/her gain skills in the area of self-regulation. Self-regulation can go by many names, such as self-control, self-managment, and impulse control. It is defined as the best state of alertness of both the body and emotions for a specific situation. For example, when a student plays on the playground or in a competitive game, it is beneficial to have a higher state of alertness. However, that same state would not be appropriate in the library. We have created a chart with the four different Zones that will be used in every classrom and space.

    • Blue Zone: Low state of alertness when one's body and/or brain is moving slowly, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored.
    • Green Zone: Regulated state of alertness that is ideal for learning. The feelings include happy, calm, content, and focused.
    • Yellow Zone: Heightened state of alertness and starting to lose control of their emotions or body. The feelings can be frustrated or worried. The person may also feel silly, nervous or anxious.
    • Red Zone: Extremely heightened state of alertness and the child has lost control of their body or emotions. The feelings include anger, terrified, and potentially hitting.

    It is important to note that everyone experiences all of the zones - the Red and Yellow Zones are not the "bad" zones. All of the zones are expected at one time or another throughout the day. Each classroom and space in the school has a chart with The Zones in English and Spanish, as well as a calm-down kit where students learn coping skills to help them get back to the "Green Zone."