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PBIS

Postive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a nationally renowned program that school sites use to support student behaviors and their social emotional growth.  Our school-wide behavior practices are directly aligned with PBIS and our multi-tierred practices have won mulitple medals from the California PBIS Coalition.  Honey Hollow's PBIS practices center around four behavior expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, and Be Kind.  These expectations along with weekly topics are taught, discsussed, and practiced thoughout the school year.  The weekly topics are presented and discussed in our daily morning announcements on YouTube and in students' classrooms throughout the instructional day.   This is the pledge our students recite and practice regularly.   Also, our students practice resolution tips to positivity support their interactions with others students.  

 

Mission Statement

The mission of Honey Hollow Elementary School is to provide our community of learners a safe environment to meet the demands of the 21st-century by creating partnerships within the community in which diversity is valued, excellence is applauded, and the expectations for success are high.  

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Honey Hollow Elementary School welcomes students and their families. Academic success, such as that which we experience at Honey Hollow Elementary School, occurs when school and family work in partnership towards a common goal. We strive to work with our community to help ensure our school is a safe, nurturing, and challenging environment for our children, our scholars, to define their character, develop perseverance, and demonstrate growth in their attainment of being college and career ready by the time they graduate from high school.

Setting high expectations for students, allowing students to be responsible for their own learning, and held accountable for their own behavior choices develops students' self efficacy and provides them the opportunity to take pride in their accomplishments.

Our students' social emotional learning is a top priority at Honey Hollow. Behavioral expectations are implemented, monitored, and evaluated following the “Positive Behavior Intervention and Support” (PBIS) research-based process. Honey Hollow's school-wide PBIS Rewards Program works to incentivize students' good choices and behavior with a monetized program where students can shop at the student store for prizes.

Parents and guardians, your support and participation greatly improves the academic and social success of our scholars.  Please consider supporting either: Parent Teacher Association (PTA), English Language Advisory Council (ELAC), School Site Council (SSC), or African-American Parent Advisory Council (AAPAC).  The parent groups meet monthly usually for about an hour or so.   You can also volunteer some time in your child’s classroom. An hour a week makes a tremendous difference in the enrichment and support of your child’s growth.  If you are interested in supporting our school, your school, please sign up in the office.

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Honey Hollow Elementary

Dual Language Immersion (DLI)Honey Hollow Elementary School has a Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program.   This program provides specialized language instruction that will prepare students to become bilingual and biliterate in Spanish.  Current our DLI program is in kindergarten to third-grade.  For the 2023 - 2024 school year, our DLI program will extend to fourth-grade.  For more information about this program, please contact our Multilingual Department.      MVUSD - Dual Language Immersion

AVIDAVID Elementary is a foundational  component of the AVID College Readiness System and supports AVID’s mission to provide a comprehensive model of success for all students, from elementary through college.

AVID Elementary is a school-wide system of curriculum and routines that support students in academic success and transition to middle school. School-wide components include student success skills, organizational skills, WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading), and partnerships with families and community.  Currently our fourth and fifth-grade students participate in AVID Elementary. 

  www.avid.org

Who We Serve

Honey Hollow serves Transitional Kindergarteners (TK) to  fifth-grade students.   Our current enrollment is 628 students.  

 

Student Group Number Percentage
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged 490 79.7%
Emergent Bilinguals
(English Learners)
152 24.7%
Students with Disabilities 48 7.8%
Students in Foster Care 7 1.1%

*These numbers reflect the 2022-2023 report on Dataquest. DataQuest is the California Department of Education’s web-based data reporting system for publicly reporting information about California students, teachers, and schools. 

Ethnicity Number Percentage
African American 98 15.9%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0 0.0%
Asian 1 0.2%
Filipino 4 0.7%
Hispanic or Latino 459 74.6%
Pacific Islander 7 1.1%
White 21 3.4%
Two or More Races 15 2.4%
Not Reported 10 1.6%

*These numbers reflect the 2022-2023 report on Dataquest. DataQuest is the California Department of Education’s web-based data reporting system for publicly reporting information about California students, teachers, and schools.

PBIS

We are a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) school. Our constant emphasis is to create a culture where our students live and breathe "Being Respectful, Being Responsible, Being Safe, and Being Kind". These beliefs are practiced daily during our morning announcements as our students recite our "Honey Hollow Pledge". Also, a social behavioral skill is introduced, taught, and reinforced by teachers and staff throughout the week.

 

The primary purpose of PBIS is to build and support positive behaviors of all students. Here at Honey Hollow, we have many positive activities to help reinforce these behaviors. A student can receive a purple ticket for demonstrating the proper use of any social skill or being responsible, respectful, safe, or kind. Purple tickets are put in containers outside of teachers' rooms. There is a weekly drawing to select some students who are announced to the school. Those winners get a prize. For those tickets that are not selected, students receive five respect bucks. Respect bucks are also a positive incentive. Students can earn respect bucks for a variety of positive behaviors. Weekly, a student store is open for the students to spend their respect bucks. Other positive activities include dessert with the principal. Students with perfect attendance for the week - no absences, no tardies, no early releases are randomly selected to have dessert served by the principal. Other incentives include month attendance awards, Game Day participation, reading awards, and numerous class opportunities to reward positive behaviors.

 

Part of a PBIS system does include consequences for negative behaviors. If a student does not follow/obey a school rule, he/she may receive an Expectation Reminder (ER) Ticket. This ER Ticket states what he/she did and what the consequences are. It also is an opportunity as a teaching moment by the staff member who issued it. ER Tickets is an on-going school-wide intervention (class, cafeteria, playground, library, etc.) done by all staff members anywhere on the campus. ER Tickets are considered low level interventions which will hopefully prevent future inappropriate behaviors. If a student receives four (4) or more ER Tickets within a trimester, he/she will serve an after-school detention (reflection period). Reflection period is another opportunity to address and correct the inappropriate behavior. Reflection period is taught by the school counselor and she teaches social skills students need to support with, to help prevent them from receiving another ER ticket. Severe Office Referrals are actions taken to address extreme behaviors like fighting, repeated disruptions and/or defiance, acts that are more grievous than minor actions. 

 

Other strategies currently used at the site are 'check in / check out' throughout the day with a staff member serving as a mentor, time away with another staff member to refocus on learning, and group counseling opportunities to allow students to redirect themselves.

 

Our goal for Honey Hollow is to be a positive learning environment while teaching appropriate behaviors to help our students reach their maximum learning potential. Our goal is to help every student to become academically and socially successful. You can help our PBIS culture by continuing to be a positive role model and regularly reminding your child to "be respectful, be responsible, be safe, and be kind". Thank you for your support and cooperation.

  WWW.PBISWORLD.COM

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