The Garfield PBIS purpose is to create a safe and empowering community for diverse students to achieve and excel. Students will learn to use these positive behaviors with their families and in their communities.
Garfield uses the acronynm SOAR to help remind students how they are to act in different areas of the school. Each area has a behavior matrix that uses the SOAR to explain the expected behavior for that area. There are currently 3 different ways in which teachers/staff can reward students for exhibiting the appropriate behavior. 1) Small Feathers- A pink feather which can be given to a student for exhibiting the appropriate behavior. This feather may then be put into a drawing for a prizes which are awarded weekly. 2) Big Feathers- A big pink feather may be awarded to a class when a teacher/staff other than the homeroom teachers catches the whole class exhibiting appropriate behavior. Once a class collects 10 big feathers, they get to have a class celebration. 3) 225Club- 7 staff members each day get 2 225tickets. They hand these ticketss to a student that isexhibiting exceptional behavior at any point in the day. Every day the 14 students will receive a call/note home. They also get to randomly draw a number for the 225 chart. The first group of 15 to go across, down, or diagonal get a special price from Mr. White or Mrs. Cordier.
LINC Caring Communities Before & After School Child Care Program
The LINC Caring Communities Before & After School Child Care Program is a licensed program that provides high quality school-age care for all families in a safe, fun and caring environment that supports children’s social, emotional and physical development. The program will provide recreational and academic activities that support children’s social, physical, and emotional development. Our hours of operation are 7:00-8:30 am and 3:50-6:00 pm.
Mrs. Calacin, Garfield Site CoordinatorELL (English Language Learners)
The ELL program at Garfield serves students whose home language is not English. There are 4 ELL teachers and 3 paraprofessionals. We use a combination of push-in and pull-out to support students as they acquire the academic English they need to succeed in school. The district is also piloting a new computer program, Imagine Learning English, which is intended to support the students’ language learning.