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EES PBIS Brochure

What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?

"Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments in schools, and ensuring that all students have the social/emotional skills needed to ensure their success at school and beyond."

The expectations for a school implementing PBIS are based on three main ideas:

  1. Students need to know what is expected of them. Our three school-wide expectations/rules are the basis of our matrix or Code of Conduct and they are: "Be Respectful" "Be Responsible" "Be Ready."
  2. Students need to be taught the correct behaviors directly.
  3. The correct behavior needs to be encouraged and acknowledged. Motivation will be to receive positive feedback and Dino Coupons.

What Motivators and Incentives are being Used At EES?

An intricate part of PBIS is rewarding children for being positive and making good choices. Students “caught” being respectful, responsible or ready may receive Dino Coupons. These are motivators on their own. Student can "cash in" their coupons for a variety of privileges prizes. Privilege/Prize List At EES we believe in educating the WHOLE child. We will elaborate on our past tradition of having a Quarterly Celebration Assembly. Our new and improved Quarterly Celebration will focus on the WHOLE child. Each assembly will have an emphasis based on our 3R’s. Students who have received Dino Coupons and those who have been recognized for other character education awards will be honored. In addition other awards and forms of student recognition will be announced. These will depend on the calendar. Academics will also be recognized. Those students in grades 3-5 who have earned Honor Roll status will also be acknowledged. 

Why Focus on Behavior?

  • Poor behavior in school can be costly to students and teachers, alike.
  • Lost teaching time
  • Property damage
  • Disrespect, discouragement, frustration
  • Low student/staff morale
  • Lower academic outcomes
  • Divisions between administrators, teachers and parents
  •  Addressing behavioral issues and improving school climate should form the core of any school improvement plan.

How is PBIS Different from Other Discipline Systems?

Typical discipline systems in schools have often relied on reaction to negative behavior and punishment of the offender. Hundreds of studies have shown, however, that this approach does little to reduce chronic misbehavior, nor does it produce positive long-term outcomes for the school or the student. The PBIS method of student discipline is based on four key principles:

  1. Prevention - Correct behaviors are established, taught, modeled and acknowledged in a systematic way throughout the school. Students are "caught" engaging in the desired behaviors, and this behavior is regularly reinforced and recognized.
  2. Response - The response to undesirable behavior is organized, systematic, consistent and careful. Considerable thought and effort goes into getting the entire school community on the same page with respect to common definitions of, and the most effective response to, problem behaviors.
  3. Data-driven - Discipline data are collected school-wide in a user-friendly format. Entered and analyzed in an established on-line database provided for school use, the data provide guidance for understanding when and where problem behavior is more likely to occur. Strategies to address behaviors in these situations are developed, and the data then provide evidence for whether these strategies are working.
  4. Process - PBIS is not a pre-packaged program. Rather, it is a framework that guides the school community through a process of addressing the unique culture, climate and behavioral issues within each school. The idea is to work smarter, not harder, to improve behavior and school climate.


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Before & After School Care

Health Room Info

School Nurse Becky Tesch -


The health nurse, is on site to provide the following services:
● Administer medication
● Provide health care
● Monitor the health room and chart each student’s visit
● Monitor immunization records
● Monitor communicable diseases
● Provide training programs and inservices

Of course we want your child in school as much as possible. However, if your child is not feeling well, keeping them home may be the safest decision. If you have questions you can always call the school and talk to our nurse.

  • After an illness, a child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Each student must present proof of proper immunization and health inventory (physical) prior to entering school for the first time. Students will not be admitted to school unless this information is provided. All students must have grade appropriate immunizations in order to start school.

Carroll County Health Department offers assistance at thier office at 290 S. Center Street, Westminster, MD 21157. You may call (800) 966-3877 or (410) 876-2152 for additional information and hours.

When a child sustains a serious injury, has a persistent illness, or shows an elevated temperature, the parents/guardians or a designated adult will be contacted by telephone and asked to pick up the child since parents/guardians are considered to have primary responsibility for their children’s health. In view of this, emergency cards including correct address and telephone numbers must be completed during the first week of school and returned to the office. Any changes that should occur during the school year should be shared with the office immediately.

Medication Form for parents and physicians to complete. 

Consent Form to administer discretionary Meds

Anaphylactic Reaction Epinephrine Form

Medication for students while in school

Parents should make every effort to arrange for medicine to be taken outside of the school day. However, there are occasions when it is determined by a physician or a dentist that a child must receive medication during the school day, either on a regular schedule or in the event of an emergency (such as bee stings, asthma or diabetes). When these circumstances occur, the physician or dentist must give written approval and specific directions regarding administration. Forms for this purpose are available from the schools or from the Student Services Department. These medication consent forms are to be used for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Students are not allowed to transport medications to or from school. Depending on the circumstances, violations of the Medication Policies could be considered a violation of the Carroll County Public Schools Drug and Alcohol Policies, and carry the same consequences as other drug violations. No medication will be administered by the school unless it is in the original container marked for the individual student, and accompanied by the appropriate written permission and directions.Also change the med sheet to the attached

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