Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Offering Supports to Parents During Challenging Times
We understand that there is so much to deal with during these challenging times. Our parents are doing now more than ever before, and these stresses can cause a great deal of anxiety for everyone. We invite you to explore the resources offered by our friends at the Wellness Society. Please click here for resources and support.
Positive Behavioral Supports for Home
During school closures due to COVID-19, the Moreno Valley
Unified School District's Student Services department is committed to supporting our families with Social and Emotional as well as Behavioral Supports at home. We understand that these times can cause stress and anxiety for our students and their families and we want to continue to provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) during this period of distance learning. You can help your child make positive choices by creating expectations at home. These expectations will help you set the tone for a positive learning experience in the home. Click here for a sample of home/distance learning expectations.
Our friends at the Centers for PBIS and Parent Information and Resources offer a wonderful resource to support parents in their efforts to create a safe, respectful and responsible learning environment in the home. Please click here to access their book.
As we face this pandemic, it is important to remember that our students may begin to feel anxiety. To help your student deal with this anxiety, it is important to have age-appropriate conversations with them. For resources and information on how to hold those conversations, click here.
If your student is demonstrating concerning behaviors during this time, simply click on any behaviors below to access support information:
20 Schools in the Moreno Valley Unified School District Earn Kindness Certified School Recognition
The Great Kindness Challenge Coalition has recognized 20 schools in the Moreno Valley Unified School District for their dedication to promoting kindness. Each of these schools earned the Seal of Kindness Certified School for their on-going efforts to creating a culture of kindness, even during distance learning. Congratulations to the following schools for their recognition:
Box Springs Elementary
Canyon Springs High School
Chaparral Hills Elementary
Honey Hollow Elementary
La Jolla Elementary
Mountain View Middle School
North Ridge Elementary
Ridge Crest Elementary
Sugar Hill Elementary
Sunnymead Middle School
Vista Del Lago High School
We are proud of you all!
What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
PBIS is one of the programs used under a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) approach to meet students at their current academic, social and behavioral needs. PBIS has three levels of support:
In short, PBIS calls on schools to teach students what positive behavior looks like, and provides support when the student struggles to maintain positive behavior. According to several studies, PBIS leads to better student behavior. In many schools that use PBIS, students receive fewer detentions and suspensions, and get better grades.
For more information on PBIS, click on any of the following links:
Social and Emotional Resources
Social and Emotional Learning sets a foundation for your student's academic and mental well-being. Through Social and Emotional Learning opportunities, your student can learn how to respond to positive and negative social exchanges. These learning experiences will help to prepare for a positive, productive future. Below are a few lessons that you may find helpful in the home:
You can also click here to access more lessons that you may find helpful in the home. The Moreno Valley Unified School District is also proud to use Sanford Harmony lessons in many of our classes. These lessons provide a wonderful opportunity for you to provide an easier transition to distance learning. Click here to begin your journey into Social and Emotional Learning at no cost to you.