Mr. David W. Jones
Dear Parents and Guardians,
We have reached the half way point in our journey this year. I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and had time to relax and recharge for what promises to be a wonderful second half of the year.
At Mason, our three pillars of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are Respect, Responsibility, and Ready. You have probably heard your children speak about these at some point during the year. Our daily lessons on the announcements continue. This month, I would like to share with you some of how we address the idea of “Responsibility” so that we can all work together to build responsibility in our community.
So what is “Responsibility” at Mason?
Students learn that responsibility is about taking “ownership” of your actions. Each action results in a consequence. Positive actions result in positive consequences, and negative actions result in negative consequences. It is important that we learn from both types of consequences.
At Mason, we do our best to highlight and praise positive actions of students and to teach students about the better choices whenever negative actions occur. The Office of Student Discipline prescribes consequences for negative actions resulting in violations of GCPS Discipline policies. Students learn responsibility by taking ownership of their actions and working through the consequences. They also continually learn the importance of making the right choice even when no one is watching. That is “Responsibility!”
Thank you for all that you do at home to support your child’s learning and the idea of “Responsibility.” The Promise of Gwinnett is working together to ensure a future filled with promise for all students.
David W. Jones
Dr. M. H. Mason Elementary School