SWIM stands for Show Respect, We're Responsible, and I'm Kind

This framework is a part of our District 27 PBIS program (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) to promote positive behaviors in our schools. The reverse side of this letter outlines how students will SWIM through different settings within Shabonee School. During their lessons, SWIM instructors (a.k.a. teachers) demonstrated the right way and wrong way to act. Then, students practiced the expected behaviors. Additionally, classroom teachers will be instructing students on how to successfully SWIM through their classroom expectations over the coming weeks.

During the school year, students will earn Dolphin Dollars to acknowledge positive behaviors. These are randomly given when students demonstrate the desired behaviors or go above and beyond expectations. Dolphin dollars will be kept in class jars or student pouches and used towards class, grade level, or school goals.

S.W.IM Expected Behaviors

Click the image below to view the behavioral chart as a PDF.

First page of the PDF file: SHBehaviorMatrix

If a student is not meeting expectations, the teacher will redirect them, and in some cases an office referral will be completed. Students and teachers keep track of classroom redirections and office referrals so we can thoughtfully reflect and plan for improvement as a school, class, or individually. Consistent communication between the school and home is an essential part of our PBIS process. Therefore, parents will be notified of concerns when a child receives several redirections or when referred to the office. We always want our SWIM team to do well and will be coaching them towards increased success throughout the school year.

Please help us as we instruct our SWIM team by praising and encouraging these same expectations within your home and your child’s activities. 

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