Programs and Services
PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System)
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 acronym 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.
Garfield students have numerous opportunities to be recognized for following the matrix and setting examples for others to follow.
The Citizens of the Month spotlights two children from each classroom that demonstrates a clear understanding of the month’s character trait and is a role model for others.These students have their picture displayed on the Citizen of the Month bulletin board, receive a Garfield Pride dog tag, invite their parents to a special lunch, and run a victory lap around the school being cheered and praised by all the staff and students at Garfield.
Staff members award individual students daily with Eagle Bucks when they are setting an example of following the matrix.Students have the opportunity to “spend” their Eagle Bucks at the classroom stores on treats, coupons, or special prizes.Classrooms are also awarded stars for whole group behavior outside of the classroom.When a class earns ten stars they earn and “All-Star” celebration.
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 7:00-8:10 am and 3:10-6:00 pm.
Danielle Smalls, Garfield Site Coordinator
ELL (English Language Learners)
The ELL program at Garfield serves students whose home language is not English. There are 5 ELL teachers and 3 paraprofessionals. We use a combination of push-in, pull-out, and an Early Americans class to support students as they acquire the academic English they need to succeed in school. The district also uses a computer program, Imagine Learning English, which is intended to support the students’ language learning.