We are proud to be a North Carolina PBIS MODEL School!
The Rama Road Elementary community is committed to creating and maintaining a calm and inviting learning environment conducive to the highest levels of learning for every scholar. Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS) are used at Rama Road to ensure that every scholar has the opportunity to access their learning without the risk of distraction during the course of their learning day.
PBIS is a schoolwide initiative where a consistent set of positive expectations for learning are taught and reinforced in every classroom, hallway and major transition areas of the school - starting everything we do with kindness and a belief that every child can learn. Our scholars have been very successful with this initiative, demonstrating reduced numbers of discipline referrals throughout the school year.
Teachers begin each day with a morning meeting in which students in their classrooms have a chance to learn positive & age-appropriate approaches to social interactions and expressing feelings while working with their classmates to build a positive and kind classroom community. Teachers at Rama Road use the Caring Community Curriculum to lead SEL (social emotional learning) lessons. The Rama Road team also utilizes the Restorative Practices model for positive interactions and healing conversations across our entire community.
RRES scholars recite a student pledge every day to help them focus their minds on learning, demonstrating self-control and being responsible in the school environment:
As a Rama Road School student, I will be RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE and READY TO LEARN. I choose to learn. I can learn. I will learn.
Please click below to view the Rama Road Elementary PBIS Behavior Expectation Matrix:
Please click below to view the CMS Student Code of Conduct:
Please click below to view the Rama Road Elementary Counseling Page
Supports and resources available to Rama Road Elementary Scholars every day include:
TWO full-time School Counselors - Ms. Kristen Litchfield and Ms. Elizabeth Ponzi
A full-time Social Worker - Ms. Jennifer Maietta
A full-time Dean of Students - Mrs. Jennifer Buskey
A full-time Communities In Schools Coordinator - Mrs. Dee Perez
A full-time Behavior Management Technician - Mr. Rodney Capers
A PBIS intervention team to support teachers and staff members with classroom management and student support plans when necessary
In-school Mental Health Services by referral provided through Family First Associates in Charlotte
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Mentors by teacher referral and/or parent request
SEL Research and Resources: