Dear Parents/Guardians and Students:Welcome to Joseph Sims Elementary School, Home of the Shining Stars! We are excited to embark on a fun-filled journey with you and your child. At Joseph Sims Elementary School, every child will have opportunities to SHINE and reach their potential in a clean and safe environment following ALL current COVID protocols. This year Sims will be providing additional off track and in school interventions in reading and math fundamentals for students who need additional practice based on assessed need. Joseph Sims Elementary School supports student behavior with school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Through a non-punitive approach, students are rewarded for positive behavior and re-directed in a positive way for negative behaviors. The focus is primarily on the explicit instruction of the school –wide expectations that ALL Shining Stars are RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and PERSEVERE. We are proud to be a part of this community and take pride in our work and the accomplishments of our students. We look forward to a great 2023-2024 school year and welcome your participation and support.