We are excited to share with you the latest information about our implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support, or PBIS. PBIS is one of our District's key strategies to meet the academic, behavioral, and social and emotional needs of all students. In December, students gathered for grade-level assemblies and we introduced to them our three new schoolwide expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Engaged.
This week, we will teach students specifically what it means to Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Engaged across a variety of settings (classrooms, cafeteria, hallways, PE areas, and so on). We will also begin recognizing students for positive behavior, and we will consistently correct student behaviors that interfere with academic and social success.
As we continue to implement our new schoolwide expectations -- Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Engaged -- one of our key focus areas is attendance. We need all students to Be Responsible by arriving to every class, on time, ready to learn.
Frequent absences can be a sign that a student is losing interest in school, struggling with school work, dealing with a bully or facing some other potentially serious difficulty.
Families: we continue to ask for your help to prioritize attendance and to communicate with us so that we can help you and your students improve their attendance.
The last time the De Anza and Kennedy high school football teams were both in this position, none of the current players were born and most of their parents were still in grade school.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11, students at Kennedy High School and the Fab Lab were asked by former Myth Buster's co-host Adam Savage to help recreate the command module hatch from the mission.