• Behavior Expectations for Bluford Students

    B Be respectful & responsible!

    E Exercise self-control!

    S Show kindness to all!

    T Try your best at all times!

    We are excited to tell you about our efforts in implementing the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) process here at Bluford  STEM Academy for the 2023-2024 school year.  As you may already know, PBIS is a process for developing strategies to improve the social and learning environments for our students. PBIS focuses on school-wide or common area environments such as the hallway and cafeteria, as well as the classroom environment.  Our students have been taught a set of universal school-wide behavioral expectations called B.E.S.T. and rules for our common areas.  Defining our expectations helps us as staff members to create a positive climate that focuses on teaching students what it is we want them to do to be successful here at Bluford STEM Academy.  An important part of this process is a system for recognizing students who then exhibit the appropriate behaviors. 

    We know that teaching students behavioral expectations and then recognizing them for exhibiting these behaviors combined with a system of good teaching contributes to higher student achievement.  In order to achieve this goal, we need your support. Please talk with your child at home about the importance of following school-wide expectations and common area rules. If you would like other ideas about how to assist with our efforts, please contact one of the PBIS Team Members at 370-8120. 

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    Class Dojo- Parents Please Sign Up ClassDojo (http://www.classdojo.com/) is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. Parents can access ClassDojo from a smartphone, computer, or any mobile device.