Tier 2 Information For Parents
Howling Huskies at Heritage Lakes
Heritage Lakes School follows a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support program called PBIS. PBIS focuses on teaching students specific behavioral expectations, practicing these expectations, and then rewarding positive behaviors. Staff members reward students with Husky Heroes.
PBIS has found that when behavior expectations are taught in a clear and positive manner about 85% of the students respond appropriately. However, about 5-15% of children need a little extra coaching in order to learn and perform the expected behavior. Perhaps they need extra repetition, steps broken down into smaller pieces, or extra attention from a caring adult so that they feel motivated and encouraged. Whatever the reason, PBIS seeks to give these children the support they need to learn appropriate behavior in the school setting.
Howling Huskies is our extra support intervention. The program lasts 4 weeks. It is our goal that the student achieves 80% of their points or better for the duration of the program. Your child will receive a coach in which they connect with every morning and afternoon. Students are given a Daily Progress Report aligned to the 3 Be’s: be respectful, be responsible, and be a good citizen. The Daily Progress Report will come home daily for you to see how they did. Every two weeks, you will receive a percentage update of how they are doing overall. Upon 4 weeks of success, your child will graduate from the program with a graduation celebration to follow.
We have chosen to be proactive and help children make positive choices. We feel confident that the Howling Huskies program will support children's social progress. We feel that this program will help connect your child to a positive, caring adult within the school community.
Children can be referred to the Howling Huskies Intervention in a multitude of ways. A comprehensive list is included below.
Self-Referral - a student has requested the support
Data Referral - 2 behaviors of a major concern or 2 behaviors of a minor concern and 1 behavior of a major concern
4 behaviors of a minor concern
Staff/Parent Referral - a teacher/staff or parent has requested the support
Attendance Referral - a student has been absent 10% of school days
Nurse referral - student has visited the nurse’s office twice in one week for non-emergent issues
New Families - Welcome to Heritage Lakes (2-week intervention)
- The PBIS Tier 2 Team