Guidance/PBIS

Guidance

Jose Diaz is our Guidance Counselor. If you have any questions regarding academic or social issues related to your child, please call or email Mr. Diaz to schedule an appointment.

Phone Number: 421-3235

Email: jose.diaz@polk-fl.net

 

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support, PBIS, is a support system that helps to promote good character development in students. It focuses on building up students positively and rewarding the good choices they make. Students are taught to show C.A.R.E. in all they do.

Citizenship

Active Participation

Responsibility

Excellence

Students can earn points for displaying positive behavior at school. They can use these points to attend special monthly events.  They also can use them to purchase prizes at the monthly PBIS store.  Here is a glance at what’s happening this year:

  • August PBIS Event
    • Block Party – students who earn 113 points will enjoy the opportunity to dance to their favorite tunes.
    • Date – September 9, 2016
  • September PBIS Event
    • Mystery Event – students who earn 135 points will be allowed to participate in a Mystery Event planned by the teacher.
    • Date – October 7, 2016
  • October PBIS Event
    • Book Character Walk – students who earn 152 points will be allowed to dress up as a book character of their choice. Students must have a book to accompany their costume.
    • Date – October 31, 2016
  • November PBIS Event
    • Arts and Crafts – students who earn 152 points will be allowed to participate in the fun activity in which they will create arts and craft items of their choice.
    • Date – December 9, 2016
  • December PBIS Event
    • Popcorn and Movie – students who earn 80 points will have the opportunity to enjoy popcorn and a movie.
    • Date – January 6, 2017
  • January PBIS Event
    • Sweet Treat-Make and Take – students who earn 145 points with be allowed to participate in this yummy event. They will create a sweet treat and be allowed to take it with them.
    • Date – February 10, 2017
  • February PBIS Event
    • Board Game Blitz – students who earn 162 points will be allowed to play their favorite board games with friends.
    • Date – March 3, 2017
  • March PBIS Event
    • Sweetening the Deal – students who earn 170 points will be allowed to create an ice cream sundae with all of their favorite toppings. There will be fudge, caramel, candy toppings, and don’t forget the whipped cream!
    • Date – April 10, 2017
  • April PBIS Event
    • Nacho Fest – students who earn 171 points will be allowed to participate in a social gathering with their friends. Nachos and cheese will be provided.
    • Date – May 5, 2017
  • May PBIS Event
    • Staff and Student Kickball Game – Students who earn 180 points will have the opportunity to watch and cheer for their favorite teachers and friends as Alta Vista hosts its annual Staff vs. Student Kickball Game.
    • Date – May 26, 2017

CHAMPS, which stands for Conversation, Help, Activity, Movement, Participation, and Success, is another tool we use alongside PBIS. CHAMPS is a way to help students know and remember the expectations and procedures for the variety of tasks and environments they encounter throughout the day. Here is an example of our CHAMPS procedures for the cafeteria:

Cafeteria Expectations

C (Conversation) When entering, the first 15 minutes are always Level 0. When given permission, the Conversation Level may be raised to 1 or 2.
H (Help) Students gather everything they need the first time when going through the line. If they forget something, they should raise their hand for assistance.
A (Activity) The activity is eating and watching the educational media provided as an intervention.
M (Movement) Movement is limited to entering, going to the assigned table, and throwing away trash before lining up. Students should not get up and throw away trash without being directed by AVE staff.
P (Participation) Participation is eating and following directions. Students should aim to learn the information that is being presented. It will be beneficial to them.
S (Success) Success is following all the above directions.

 

Cyberbullying Information

Information on cyberbullying and how to protect your children is now available online. Please take a moment to review these resources.

Federal Government Website on Cyberbullying

Online Harassment Or Bullying Reporting Form

There is also information on our district website under Students and Parents. Resources can be found by typing the word “bullying” in the search box. Here you can find definitions, ways to prevent cyberbullying, how to report it, a question and answer section, as well as additional links for resources.