PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
The California PBIS Coalition has awarded Longden School Silver recognition for successfully implementing the PBIS framework. Our next goal is to achieve Gold status! PBIS is a proactive schoolwide framework emphasizing a consistent and positive culture, emphasizing prevention and positive reinforcement over reaction and punishment. At Longden, we expect our students and staff to embody our Tiger Code - be Kind, Safe, and Responsible. We acknowledge students who adhere to Longden's Tiger Code and believe that all students should be supported in their journey toward becoming responsible and successful citizens.
TIGER CODE (School Wide Expectations)
All Longden Community members are expected to:
· Be Kind
· Be Safe
· Be Responsible
PBIS Rewards App
At Longden, we are using the PBIS Rewards app to help our students follow our Tiger Code. This app is a schoolwide management system for PBIS that helps us recognize students who meet our school's expectations. It functions on multiple devices and allows us to acknowledge good behavior from anywhere in the school, not just in the classroom. As students follow our Tiger Code, they earn Tiger Stripes, which can be redeemed for incentives in our Tiger Store. The store is open once a month for all students.
At Longden School, we strive to address the well-being of our students in its entirety. To ensure this, we have two dedicated counselors on our team who are available to assist with both academic and personal/social concerns. Our counselors are committed to helping students cultivate a secure self-concept, foster healthy relationships, and establish a solid emotional foundation. They achieve this by organizing various school-wide events, counseling groups, offering individual mental health support, and other resources.
Greetings Longden Tigers! My name is Mr. Danny Ramirez and I am honored to be a member of the elementary school counseling team at Longden Elementary School. I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Master's degree in Counseling with a focus on School Counseling and Leadership from California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA). I am authorized to work with Kindergarten through 12th grade students and I also have a Child, Welfare & Attendance credential. The 2023-2024 school year will mark my 16th year as a School Counselor, and my 5th year at Longden. I am excited to continue working with the wonderful Tigers at this school! My passion lies in positively impacting the lives of elementary students and helping them succeed academically and socially. Let's go Tigers!
Danny Ramirez - Counselor Grades TK/Kinder and 1-3
Hello Tiger Friends!! My name is Kathy Betts, and I am delighted to be a part of the Longden Elementary School Counseling team. As a School Counselor, my primary goal is to assist students in reaching their full potential while working collaboratively with parents, teachers, staff, and administrators. I hold a BA in English Literature from Loyola Marymount University, an MA in Education from Point Loma Nazarene University, and a PPS Credential for School Counseling (K-12). My journey with TCUSD began in 2003 as a parent volunteer when the eldest of my two sons started kindergarten. Since then, I have held several roles in the Temple City Unified School District for 16 years, including Noon Aide, PE Aide, Substitute Teacher (TK-12), Counseling Intern, and Substitute Counselor for Elementary and High School. I am excited to be a part of the Longden community and help guide students towards being Kind, Safe, and Responsible individuals. Go TIGERS!
Kathy Betts - Counselor Grades: TK/Kinder and 4-6