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Positive Behavior Support (PBS)

WOW letters on blue skyYujin Gakuen has adopted the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) system to help promote a positive learning environment for our students. The school discipline plan was developed to ensure that school is a safe place for children and adults so that all can participate fully in learning and teaching.

The plan is to clearly communicate behavior expectations of students in their classroom and in various settings throughout the school. The three school rules are “WOW”

Be Respectful

  • Use kind words & actions toward everyone
  • Wait for your turn
  • Be silent after responding to the hand clap signal
  • Acknowledge other’s opinions
  • Care for the environment
  • Be on time

Be Safe

  • Weapons & dangerous substances are not allowed
  • Walk facing forward
  • Keep hands, feet, & objects to self
  • Get adult help for accidents, spills & dangerous situations
  • Keep pathways clear

Be Responsible

  • Use appropriate voice level
  • Remind others to follow school rules
  • Take proper care of all belongings & school equipment
  • Solve problems peacefully
  • Be honest
  • Take responsibility for your own actions

Throughout the school day students are encouraged to do the following:

  • Monitor their own behaviors and choose behaviors that are appropriate for the situation.
  • Solve problems themselves, when possible, by reminding others of the rules, asking others to stop specific behaviors, walking away, playing with someone else, etc.
  • Seek help from an adult if they cannot resolve the problem themselves.
  • Seek help from an adult if they are hurt themselves, if they see another person hurt, or if they are concerned about the physical or emotional safety of others.

WOWs & Whoas

In order to give student’s feedback on their behavior, Yujin Gakuen uses “Wows” and “Whoas.” WOWs are given to reinforce positive behavior. Whoas are given to encourage students to self-correct and use appropriate behavior.


If a child engages in inappropriate behavior, several things may occur. He/she may be warned and asked to demonstrate or describe appropriate behavior, be asked to sit out and not participate in activities, receive a warning (Whoa), or be referred to the classroom teacher or principal. Parents will be notified of recurring behavior patterns if more than three Whoas are given in a two-week period or when a behavior is serious enough to warrant a referral.


The referral is a communication tool to document an incident of concern, not a request for punishment. The referral is sent home to inform parents about their child’s behavior so that parents and children can discuss behavior choices at school. Every effort will be made by the principal to contact you if a referral is issued. If you have questions regarding the referral, please contact the principal.