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The BLADE FAMILY Advisor VOL 1, ISSUE 1
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Blade Family

Here at East Bakersfield High School, we believe that everyone who is a part of our past and present defines our
future as the
BLADE FAMILY. To that end, being a part of the Blade FAMILY means that students and staff choose
to take responsibility for their actions and commit to making our family the best it can be.

Students, staff, and our community can and should be exemplars of the Blade FAMILY in everything we do!

 

By being a part of the Blade FAMILY, we are committing to 

 

Develop and maintain positive relationships

Define and teach our Blade FAMILY expectations

Celebrate when our expectations are met or exceeded

 

Welcome to Our Blade Family

 

 

Success

EB began the journey of PBIS in the 2015-2016 school year, but the importance of our student success has always been at the forefront of how we do business. Many years prior to 2015-2016, EB incorporated a Coordination of Services Team (COST), which placed all counselors, special education support providers, teachers, outside support providers, and administrators around the table to discuss students who were struggling with academics or social/emotional concerns. While COST is still an active part of EB’s campus, it has been met with many additional supports in the form of community counselors, a parent center liaison, a full-time social worker, a full-time interventionist, and an On-Campus Intervention program to name just a few.

 

This year, we have an active Blade FAMILY Culture Club whose purpose is to continuously examine  our Tier I supports (academic and behavior supports for ALL students); our Tier II and III team is working to formalize our Tier II strategies (academic and behavioral supports for students who need additional assistance beyond Tier I structures). Traditionally, EBHS is evaluated using the  Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), or the standardized guideline of how a school can improve their Tier I-III supports. Because of COVID, our internal evaluation mechanism (Implementation Guidance Assessment, or IGA) changed, so we did not receive scores this year. However, we continue to see growth in the various areas of the inventory and will continue to use these scores to help us determine what areas we can improve our Tier I, II, and III supports

 

 

East Bakersfield High School Tiered Fidelity Inventory Scores

 

2015-2016

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

2019-2020*

2020-2021*

Tier I

47%

73%

73%

70%

Not Scored

Not Scored

Tier II

Not Scored

58%

73%

62%

81%

Not Scored

Tier III

Not Scored

Not Scored

29%

76%

79%

Not Scored

*Adjusted evaluation scoring due to COVID-19 closure

 

 

 

What Does it Mean to be a Blade?

Blade Family Expectations


Systems of Support

Behavioral Support

 

Recognizing Student & Staff Success

A fundamental part of the Blade FAMILY is recognizing students and staff who embody our six characteristics. This recognition can be as simple as telling a person “Good job!” or “Thanks for what you do!” However, we do have more formal methods of recognizing our staff and students:

Student Success

 
  • Blade FAMILY Recognition Form--any staff member can give this to a student who is caught doing something great that aligns to the Blade FAMILY values. Once the staff member completes the ticket, the student will be entered into a monthly drawing for cool Blade FAMILY swag
  • Blade FAMILY Wristbands--specific to the FAMILY acronym and given when students exemplify Blade FAMILY
  • Staff Gratefulness Padlet--public Padlet (viewable to all staff) for staff to recognize each other. 
  • Staff Celebration Days and Weeks--recognition of our staff during scheduled days or weeks
  • Principal’s Honor Reception--a yearly reception held to honor current 10th-12th graders who earned a 3.75 GPA
    or higher both semesters of the previous school year