TBES Mission Statement - "Our mission is to develop lifelong learners by providing a comprehensive education for every student that fosters high academic achievement, positive self-worth, and responsible citizenship in an environment of mutual respect, trust, and cooperation among students, staff, and parents."
Twelve Bridges Elementary students are viewed as future leaders. Our goal is to create well-
rounded students who are empowered to bring about positive change in our world. There has been a recent focus on positive behavior intervention. We were chosen as a 2015-16 California Gold Ribbon School for our PBIS (Positive Behavior, Interventions, and Supports) program.
The collaborative culture at the site fosters purposeful communication and informed decision making. On a weekly basis, teachers participate in grade level Professional Learning Communities (PLC) as a school site and district-wide on a bi-monthly basis. We have an established an RTI Leadership team comprised of the school principal, vice-principal, psychologist, and teacher representation from all grade-levels for shared decision making on our academic direction as a site.
Our PBIS Team meets monthly to look at behavior data and address areas of concern as well as ways to continue promoting an overall positive school climate. Many of our staff are also YDI (Youth Development Institute) trained to work on ways to continue establishing positive, productive relationships with students and other staff members.
We have created two Intervention Teams that meet on alternating Wednesdays as needed: one addresses academic needs of our students and helps support teachers in meeting those learning needs; the other is our Tier III PBIS team which addresses student socio-emotional and behavioral concerns.