Bullying Prevention & PBIS
The entire PGSD community works hard every day to ensure students accelerate their academic achievement, and the safety and well-being of our students is a top priority. Bullying affects a student’s ability to focus on learning and to succeed in the classroom and beyond. We are engaged in proactive, innovative, and educationally sound strategies to prevent bullying. Stopbullying.gov defines bullying as unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
We strongly encourage you and your child to report instances of bullying to administrators and staff at school.
Pottsgrove School District is committed to a learning environment free of bullying and harassment. We implement Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), in all five schools as a preventative measure to bullying, harassment, and discrimination. School-wide PBIS begins with the premise that all students should have access to supports to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behavior, including bullying behavior. Establishing a school-wide expectation for common respect, teaching what that means, and ensuring that all students and faculty and staff members share in the responsibility of making schools respectful settings can make a difference.
Pottsgrove uses "The Falcon Four" as their PBIS focus which includes: Be Safe, Be Positive, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible.
The benefits of implementing PBIS include:
Fewer behavioral issues
More instructional time
Better attendance for student success.