Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a proactive Multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) program designed to enhance the school’s capacity to educate all students. PBIS looks at different levels or tiers of supports in different school settings to determine effective practices that may help to prevent or address behavioral problems. Kaunakakai School's "K-L-H" expectations of Kuleana: Responsibility, Laulima: Cooperation, and Ho`ihi: Respect are taught in different settings through explanation, modeling, and practice, monitoring, and acknowledging positive behavior.

Our Pono Point system is an exciting way to acknowledge students who are responsible, cooperative, and respectful. Once a month, students can "shop" at the pono point store, and we always welcome donations of toys, books, or household items throughout the year.

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Parent Tips

Importance of Sleep- How Parents can Help Their Child Succeed

Children 6-12 years old need 9-12 hours of sleep each night.

“Regularly sleeping fewer than the number of recommended hours is associated with attention, behavior, and learning problems,” according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Sleep is important for a variety of neurological functions relevant for educators:

• Memory consolidation (i.e., learning)

• Information processing speed

• Mental health (i.e., cranky, irritable, moody)

• Attention regulation/focus

• Physical performance

Bedtime Routine

• Systematically reducing the amount and intensity of stimulation; no screen time 30-60 minutes before bedtime

• Developing a bedtime routine

• Change into pajamas

• Brush teeth

• Read

• Crawl into bed

Adverse Childhood Experiences- ACES

In order to help children heal from ACES, we must build positive relationships and teach children how to regulate their emotions. SEL stands for Social-Emotional Learning. Kaunakakai School is planning to try out lessons from the following evidence-based SEL curriclulm: