School Culture and Environment
LeyVa Middle School s committed to providing a safe, healthy nurturing learning environment for all its students.
Bulldog Code of ConductWe practice Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS), with a school-wide approach that incorporates four quality characteristics to enhance school climate:
- Promote positive behavioral expectations (Participate Daily, Act Responsibly, Work Hard, Stay Safe).
- Teach behavior expectations (model what is expected).
- Reinforce positive behaviors with rewards and praise.
- Implement consistent consequences for inappropriate behaviors.
|Participate Daily||Act Responsibly||Work Hard||Stay Safe|
|Be engaged||Be punctual||Do your best||Be respectful|
|Stay on task||Be present||Be persistent||Make good choices|
|Communicate||Have your materials||Collaborate||Help Others|
LeyVa Middle School makes every effort to ensure gender equity. All facilities, classes, awards, and extracurricular activities are made available and are open to all LeyVa students. Our physical education program is co-educational. Students are encouraged to join clubs, and to participate in school wide activities without regard to gender.
Student surveys suggest that students who feel a strong connection to the school participated in school sponsored sports, extra curricular activities and events have a stronger self of sense and increased self esteem. Annually, LeyVa students take these surveys so we can ensure programs meet students' needs:
- California Healthy Kids Survey, which measures school climate, engagement in learning, youth health-risk behaviors and other barriers to academic achievement; and youth development, resilience, and well-being.
- Youth Truth Survey, This survey asks students about their experiences in the school and with their teachers, including how engaged they are at school, the rigor of their coursework, and their preparedness for the future. Our school, other schools, and researchers may use such information for developing plans to help schools and teachers improve.
Results of these surveys are available in the school's front office.