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St. Kateri Tekakwitha School

SWPBS Matrix 2021-22.docx

 Dear Parent(s) and Guardian(s),

This year we will continue our School-Wide Positive Behaviour and Supports (SWPBS) framework, that engages staff with all students in teaching and reinforcing positive behaviours in both classroom and non-classroom settings. If you are interested in learning more about SWPBS, you can find information at .

The behaviour expectation matrix has been developed by staff to promote positive student behaviour in all areas of the school. Students are encouraged to demonstrate virtues of respect, responsibility, and best effort throughout the day.

All staff acknowledge these virtues in behaviour by providing students with verbal praise and feedback. In addition, these behaviours may also be acknowledged by giving students SWPBIS tickets. Tickets are collected and individual and/or classroom draws will be made at weekly and monthly assemblies.

The behaviour matrix is taught and practiced at assemblies and in classrooms with all students.  Each classroom also has a posted copy. Please find a sample attached to this letter for your reference.

Twice a year (winter and spring) we collect data on student behaviour using both internalizing and externalizing descriptors, through the Student Risk Screening Scale (SRSS). This information is confidential and is only shared with the student support team and individual classroom teacher. It allows us to address student and classroom needs through a Response to Intervention (RTI) model. If you would like to preview the data collection tool, please contact your school administration.

Our goal is that we can continue to promote school expectations in a positive and proactive manner and encourage student engagement and learning by continuing to build staff-student relationships. 


Mrs. Norris