Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports



Social Emotional Learning

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBiS) is a Vermont program dedicated to creating school-wide systems to support students socially, emotionally, and academically.

At KES, our students, teachers, and staff are committed to creating a positive and supportive school environment. Our school expectations are to be respectful, be responsible, and be safe.

For more information on Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBiS) visit the following link: https://www.pbisvermont.org/
KES Schoolwide Behavior Matrix- Updated 20-21

PBIS Schoolwide Behavior Matrix 2023-24

KES School Code for Remote Learning

PBIS Home Learning Matrix

PBiS Brochure3.pdf

Our PBIS Brochure

The expectations for students at KES are to be respectful, be responsible, and be safe. We use the Second Step social emotional learning curriculum to explicitly teach, develop, and practice these skills in school and home settings. The curriculum at each grade level focuses on developing skills in the following areas: readiness for learning, empathy, emotion management, problem-solving, and anti-bullying. These important life skills are taught and developed through fun activities, discussions, videos, role-playing, and partner and teamwork.

PBIS & Second Step Slideshows

 informational presentations to better understand our system of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, including Second Step, our SEL curriculum.

An Introduction to Second Step

Childhood Development 

From the Child Development Institute....great comprehensive resource  on topics of child development, parenting, family life, teenagers, learning, health and safety, child psychology, and mental health.

Stages of Social-Emotional Development 

An overview of the developmental tasks involved in the social and emotional development of children and teenagers which continues into adulthood. The presentation is based on the Eight Stages of Development developed by the psychiatrist, Erik Erikson in 1956.

Children's Emotions

Helping Kids Deal with Big Emotions from the Childmind Institute

Helping Your Child Identify and Express Feelings from child-encyclopedia.com

An Age by Age Guide to Helping Kids Manage Emotions by the Gottman Institute

Self Esteem & Social Skills

PANORAMA Education  SEL at Home: Top Resources to Share with Families

Top 10 Tips to Boost Your Child's Self-Esteem article from The Center for Parenting Education (A resource to help parents   do the best job they can to raise their children).

Children’s Social Competence Checklist

Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL)  CASEL // SEL Discussion Series for Parents & Caregivers, 2017

Resources on Developing Grit, Resilience & a Growth Mindset from Edutopia 

Responsible Decision Making Tip Sheet CASEL // SEL Discussion Series for Parents & Caregivers, 2017

What Happens in a Child's Brain When They Learn to Empathize article from the Greater Good magazine.

What Parents Need to Know About Self Esteem from the Center for Parenting Education