Sierra utilizes the Positive Behavior Intervention &
Support (PBIS) Framework and is supported by Rocklin Unified School District & Placer County Office of Education.
Good things come
to those who
SIERRA SHARKS SWIM!
Work & Act Respectfully
Make Responsible Choices
Teachers and staff teach students Sierra’s behavior expectations in all locations on campus - from the classroom, to the playground, to the cafeteria.
In addition to the lessons students receive in all common areas on campus, signage is present throughout the school to remind students, staff and parents of the expectations.
Students are acknowledged for following the S.W.I.M. expectations with Shark Shoutouts, celebrations with peers, and individual and class rewards.
Students earn Shark Shoutouts with SPECIFIC verbal praise about how they are following the S.W.I.M. expectations.
Students will turn the Shark Shoutout into the grade level bucket in the office on Friday with a celebration from their peers and the opportunity to win an individual prize in the Shark Shoutout weekly raffle.
We recognize that elementary school children do make mistakes and need fair and logical consequences. Depending on whether the behavior they exhibit is considered minor or major, an appropriate consequence will be issued.
Being able to document places, times and perceived motivations of problem behaviors will help Sierra staff and families keep our community on a positive track.
We use the behavior form to document and track how our students are doing. We would hope that this document never visits your home, but if it does, we have supports in place to help both you and your child.
Example of Sierra Elementary’s behavior form:
Family is an important component in the success of every child at Sierra.
At home, families can:
Ask your child how they SWIM in various locations at school
Encourage your child to SWIM at school, including before & after school
Ask why they received a Shark Shoutout this week
Expectations relate to the IB learner profile attributes. Students may earn Shark Shoutouts when they are caught meeting these expectations.
Here are some examples:
Principled - In the halls, walk in a single file line and stay to the right.
Caring - In the bathroom, use only the water, soap, and towels you need and respect other’s privacy.
Communicator - Use voice levels 0-2 in the office and classrooms.
Open Minded - During lunch, invite others to join; make room for everyone.
Thinker - In the classroom, think about what is being said.
Reflective - When lining up, be a role model by consistently demonstrating proper behavior.
Risk-Taker - In the library and in assemblies, raise your hand and participate.
Knowledgeable - On the playground, play games according to school rules.
Balanced - In the bathroom, wash hands with soap every time.
Inquirer - When you earn a Shark Shoutout, ask why you received it if you are not told.
Student reflection is an important part of the IB Primary Years Program (PYP). Reflection on content of units helps us retain knowledge. In learning about positive behavior choices, students who follow expectations will be given a Shark Shoutout. Students who are not following expectations will first reflect on their behavior.