Gotcha Cards & Letter to Parents

Dear Parents,

At a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) training prior to the beginning of the school year, several staff (teachers and administrators) in Plattsburgh City School District agreed upon district-wide expectations that schools would use as a tool for teaching expected behaviors. gotcha card

The three school-wide expectations are: Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be Safe.

The students at Plattsburgh High School have been learning about school-wide behavioral expectations. These expectations have been agreed upon by the staff as an effective way to be proactive in managing behaviors. A copy of the behavioral expectation grid has been enclosed for your information.

This approach to managing behaviors is also a positive one. Students are acknowledged for exhibiting the behaviors that we expect by receiving a “Gotcha Card”. These cards are turned into the office and the names are read over the announcements the following morning. In addition, weekly drawings are held for a “special” reward.

Please take this opportunity to talk to your child about the expectations at school and the importance of practicing these behaviors in school and at home. With your continued support and involvement, Plattsburgh High School will remain a school where students can excel.

Heather P. Hall
Student Advocate