Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Plan

Crenshaw High School

Positive Behavior Matrix for Common Areas

Common Area

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Safe


Use appropriate language and volume.

Respect school’s and others’ property.

Use drinking fountains appropriately.

Move to class on time.

Walk at all times.

Keep hands and feet to self.


Respect privacy of others.

Respect school’s and others’ property.

Inform adults of vandalism.

Flush toilet.

Keep restroom clean.

Wash hands.

Put towels in garbage.

Leave immediately.

Horseplay is prohibited.


Listen responsibly.

Applaud appropriately.

Focus on presentation.

Remain with your class.

Wait for dismissal instructions.

Before School

Respect the community.

Socialize appropriately on campus.

Pick up litter.

Move to class on time.

Refrain from gathering on the perimeter of the school.

After School

Respect the community.

Move expeditiously to next activity or home.

Refrain from gathering in the community.

Walk in pairs.

Observe all traffic ordinances.

Lunch Area

Eat your own food.

Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.

Wait in line patiently.

Clean your area and place trash in proper containers.

Sit only in appropriate places.

Walk at all times.

Wait in line patiently.

Report spills.


Respect authority.

Keep your hands, feet and objects to


Respond to adults appropriately.

Attend to a clean campus.

Remain on campus in a supervised area.

Adhere to Safety Dress Code.

Be Respectful! Be Responsible!! Be Safe!!!

Crenshaw High School

School-wide Positive Behavior Support Plan (SW-PBS)

Statement of Purpose

The learning community of Crenshaw High School includes students, parents, community partners, teachers, staff, and administrators, must work collaboratively to create and maintain a respectful, responsible and safe environment which promotes teaching, learning and ultimately establishes a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.


We not only teach academics, we also teach social skills and appropriate behaviors in group situations. As educators, we must model the expected behavior. We must also model better ways to respond to others in disagreeable situations. Our goal is to calm tense situations and help students return to appropriate behavior. We should intervene in ways that help us to connect to our students and allow them to save face so they don’t feel the need to confront, retaliate or escalate.

School-wide Expectations

Be in your seat and prepared to work before class begins.

Treat others and yourself with respect.

Clean up after yourself and others.

Complete and submit all assignments on time.

Eat only in appropriate areas at assigned times.

Follow all school and classroom rules.

Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Walk on campus.

Comply with Audubon’s Uniform Policy and Safety Dress Code

Classroom Expectations

Each teacher will develop and post a set of clear, specific, classroom rules,

consequences, rewards, awards, and incentives.


Flexibility must be built into the system to allow for consideration of all circumstances in an attempt to administer reasonable and fair justice while helping the student to resolve the situation and learn displaying better behavior. Consequences should be educational promoting the expected behavior. The educational approach to discipline promotes restitution to those who were victimized, the making of amends to soothe a tense situation, building relationships and the learning of more appropriate behavior. Consequences that are paired with meaningful instruction and guidance offer students an opportunity to connect their misbehavior with new learning, participate in contributing to the school community, and are more likely to re-engage the student in learning.

Consistent Consequences

Teacher Assigned Consequences:

Counsel the student

Re-teach the expectation(s)

Assist the student in modifying the undesirable behavior

Telephone parent(s) / guardian(s)

Arrange conference with parent and student

Seek assistance from other resources (fellow teacher, Resource Specialist, School Psychologist or referral to Counselor)

Assign class suspension

Consequences from Support Staff:

Arrange Parent/Teacher/Student conference

Refer student to Intervention Counselor or Specialist

Assign Campus Beautification

Suspend student from class

Assign after school/Saturday Detention

Assign in-house / at-home Suspension

Collaborate with Magnet Administrator

Arrange Opportunity Transfer to another school

Recommend Expulsion from LAUSD

Incentives / Rewards

A system of positive consequences, incentives, and/or rewards is used to motivate desired student behavior, and to correct and replace undesired student behavior. Individual teachers are encouraged to give recognition to students who display appropriate work habits and cooperation. Each teacher can accomplish this by:

Posting names of outstanding and improving students in the classroom (Example: a Who’s Who of the Week using different categories

Giving certificates for excellent or improved behavior

Sending Complimentary Notices to parents

Giving verbal praise or written praise reports such as “Good Grams”

Issuing the aforementioned when students are “caught being good” for acts such as: dissuading other students from fighting, dispute resolution/peer mediation, turning in a found valuable, voluntary campus beautification, demonstrating leadership skills during a drill or crisis situation.

Collecting award slips for a monthly drawing for larger rewards.

Alternatives to At- Home Suspensions

Alternative means to provide students with educational and personal supports while suspensions take place and students remain on campus and are assisted in: increasing self-confidence, gaining access to counseling services as needed to eradicate the causes and effects of Anger Management, Bullying, and Substance Abuse which facilitates a student’s return to appropriate behaviors. Alternatives include:

Intent to Suspend Notification to parents (requires immediate / mandatory parent conference prior to a student’s return)

After school and Saturday intervention/detention

In-School Suspension (Student assigned to )

Class Suspension (Student assigned to )

On (or off) campus community service

Behavior modification case studies / affirmation essays

Mandatory After School / Saturday tutoring, life skills development, academic support

Access to counseling services to assist in personal issues that may affect academic performance

Referral to outside counseling agencies

Referral to Intervention counselor

General Student Expectation of Behavior

Be Respectful

Use appropriate language

Respect the rights, feelings and properties of others.

Respect school property.

Respect adult authority.

Be Responsible

Attend all classes on time and arrive with all necessary materials.

Use or display of cell phones is strictly prohibited during school hours

Keep personal property in a safe place.

Follow directions the first time given.

Wait in lines patiently.

Be Safe

Walk bicycles while on campus and store in designated area.

Remain on campus in a supervised area during school hours.

Walk at all times.

Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Adhere to Uniform Policy and Safety Dress Code

Refrain from running/gathering with/in large groups of students

Be Respectful! Be Responsible!! Be Safe!!!