School Culture and Climate

At Futon, we believe in nurturing students’ social emotional development as well as their academic a growth.  We have high expectations for all of our students by:

  • Creating opportunities for learning and explicitly teaching our expectations,
  • Creating a restorative and inclusive enviornment, and
  • Implementing research-based strategies to create a climate conducive to learning and growing.

Through our efforts we want students to gain positive learning behaviors and the ability to self-regulate, which leads to more confident, independent learners.

To do this, we have a three pronged approach to our behavior management system.  

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS is a systematic approach to creating and maintaining a positive school environment through a multi-tiered system of supports for students in the area of social emotional and behavior learning. The approach includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment.

Restorative Practices and Culture

Restorative practices are processes that proactively build healthy relationships and a sense of community. We build this culture through community circles; which are conducted daily.  These circles work on creating an environment where students feel valued and safe, develop mutual respect between teachers and students, as well as amongst students. between students and students.  In addition to community-building circles, circles can also be used for problem solving. 

123 Magic

123 Magic is a systematic approach to addressing inappropriate behaviors, which was originally created for parents.   To coincide with PBIS, we will begin the school year by sharing our expectations and behaviors that students should exhibit to contribute and support their learning. To learn more about 123 Magic, please check out this link.

While the focus of our efforts are to proactively share expectations and teach appropriate behaviors, we recognize that students sometimes exhibit behaviors that are inappropriate.  In those cases we follow the HCPSS Student Code of Conduct.