The SES behavioral support team uses fully integrated behavioral support planning, which includes special education and related services (OT/PT, Speech-Language Pathology, and clinical). St. Elizabeth School develops exemplary Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs) for individual students as deemed necessary. All SES staff members receive training in positive behavior support practices, including interventions used to help prevent behaviors from escalating, as well as a continuum of behavioral support interventions.
St. Elizabeth School has received recognition for our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (also known as PBIS) practices. PBIS is a research and evidence-based framework to improve student success in school. PBIS is a systems approach that includes a school-wide program that teaches a uniform set of behavioral expectations. These expectations apply to all school settings – classrooms, hallways, lunchrooms, gym/recreation, and even buses. Here at SES, our students participate in PBIS by receiving Eagle High 5s.
The Eagle High 5s promote a school environment in which all personnel teach a uniform set of behavioral expectations. These expectations are Responsibility, Respect, Rethink, Achievement, and Encouragement. Students are reinforced for demonstrating these prosocial behaviors throughout the school day.