A big THANK YOU to all of our wonderful volunteers who made this year’s career day a hug success!
NPES Parent Drop Off and Pick Up Reminder
This is just a friendly reminder that students may not be dropped off until 9:05 am unless previously registered for the Early Drop Off program. Please exercise caution and safety when dropping off your student(s) in the circle. Also please be reminded that students must be picked up by 4:00 pm each day. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation in this matter.
This year Nansemond Parkway Elementary is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) school! We are so excited to introduce the “Braves Behaving” program to you and our students. We are “pumped” to see the changes that will happen at Nansemond Parkway as well as in our students. Please help us reinforce these expectations so we can have a successful 2017-2018 school year.
What is PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)?
PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systematic approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide and classroom behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is a team-based process for systematic problem solving planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.
What is PBIS at our school?
We have adopted a unified set of behavioral expectations. You can see these school-wide expectations on the attached matrix. You will see these posted throughout the school. Your child has learned about these matrices during the first few weeks of school and they will be reinforced throughout the school year.
As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To keep students engaged and on task, we strive to do the following when teaching academics and behavior:
If you have any questions about PBIS, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or a member of the PBIS team. We look forward to a wonderful year here at Nansemond Parkway with our “Braves Behaving” program.
Your PBIS Team,
Jennifer Conner, Chanda Pittman, Kimberly Nierman, Cheryl Luton, Debra Harris, Candace Judkins, Charla Mathes, Deidre Trousdell, Lauren Barrett, Jamie Guthrie, Dianna Edwards, Timothy Kubinak
Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, the complimentary Early Drop-off program will no longer be offered in SPS elementary schools. We realize that many of you have relied on this service; therefore, we will continue the complimentary program this school year for previously enrolled families as they transition to other childcare arrangements for the 2018-19 school year.
Please note, we will not be admitting new families this school year.
If you were registered last year, you may reapply for the complimentary Early Drop-off program again this school year. Spaces are limited and admission to the program will be based on need due to parent/guardian work schedule.
Currently enrolled families who are interested in continuing with the program should submit an application no later than August 18, 2017 and include verification that early morning drop-off is needed due to parent work schedules. Links to the cover letter and application are below.