Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports mission statement: At Ogden, we will provide a positive, safe, responsible and respectful environment in which all students have the opportunity to become positive leaders in their school and community.
Peter S. Ogden is a Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports school. PBIS is an approach for supporting students’ academic success by making schools safer and more supportive for all students. The Ogden staff reinforces and recognizes students who are being safe, respectful and responsible at school. Red cougar paw tickets are given to students who are meeting behavioral expectations.
In kindergarten through second grade, each classroom has a special red cougar paw jar. Every Friday, teachers draw four red cougar paws, and those students choose a reward from the prize cart. In third through fifth grades, students save up cougar paws and can trade them in for a reward at the student store on Friday.
Response to Intervention (RtI)
Peter S. Ogden Elementary practices Response to Intervention. RtI schools focus on good teaching that is matched to student need. Student progress is closely monitored and teams of teachers use data to help make decisions. Grade-level teams meet regularly to discuss student performance trends and instructional needs. These teams may include specialists in reading or behavior, like literacy specialists and counselors.
RtI schools coordinate their early intervention services to support teacher instruction and student learning. For most students, there will be small changes in instruction. For students who need additional services such as small-group or individual instruction, more support may be provided.
Parent participation is encouraged in RtI schools. Most success occurs when parents and teachers work together. There will be times when extra support at home can help a child learn a specific skill. When a child needs more at-home support than usual, we contact his or her parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to discuss ways for them to be involved. When a student needs extra help in school, we notify his or her parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to describe the type of support that the child is receiving.
Kindergarten Jump Start
Kindergarten Jump Start is a free program for incoming kindergarteners that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins. Students participate in a variety of math, literacy and hands-on activities; learn school routines; and become familiar with their new surroundings.
Data shows that students who attend Jump Start are better prepared for kindergarten than children who do not participate. They also gain confidence, leadership skills and enthusiasm for school. Don’t miss this opportunity to give your child a successful transition to kindergarten!
To register your child, please contact the Ogden office.
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID)
After years of success at the secondary level, Advancement Via Individualized Determination—or AVID—was expanded to Ogden in 2014-15, implementing the program school-wide. AVID gives all students at Ogden the tools to be critical thinkers and to carry those skills into secondary schools, high school and college.