What is "PBIS?"
PBIS is a school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
How do we accomplish this?
Our staff worked together to create a list of appropriate behaviors for all school settings (in the halls, cafeteria, at the lockers, in the classroom, restrooms, etc.) and created a matrix using these behaviors.
What do we do to support students who demonstrate appropriate behaviors?
We have recently developed and started implementing our reward system for the students who show us they can follow the expectations. Students earn "cash" for following the C.A.R.E.S. Matrix, doing something good, being prepared, making the honor roll, having perfect attendance for a month, and being referral free. Students can choose to spend their "cash" in an upcoming school store, for free admission to dances, to earn privlidges for quarterly rewards like cookouts, movies, games and free time, etc. There will also be a lottery where students can put a dollar in for a chance to win the BIG prize drawn at the end of the quarter. We have just started this program, so it is a work in progress!!
Our school's Behavior Matrix is below...
1. Follow all rules and directions.
2. Use appropriate school language.
1. Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged.
2. Keep right.
1. Stay in assigned area.
1. Be quick, be quiet, be clean, and exit.
2. Use closest restroom.
1. Collect and drop off materials quickly.
1. Knock before entering.
1. Enter quietly.
2. Have all needed passes.
1. Sit in assigned seat.
1. Report directly to area.
2. Remain in assigned area.
1. Always do your best.
1. Complete assignments.
2. Bring necessary materials to class.
1. Reach your destination on time.
1. Use good table manners.
2. Get food and eat in a timely manner.
1. Use restroom then return directly to designated area.
2. Wash and dry hands.
1. Use lockers only at designated times.
1. Reach destination quickly.
1. Work only on assigned material.
2. Use time wisely.
1. Enter and exit bus in single file line.
1. Look and listen for your bus.
2. Stay on sidewalk.
1. Use a quiet voice.
2. Be courteous.
3. Speak politely.
1. Treat yourself, others and property well.
1. Pick up trash.
1. Keep area clean.
2. Ask before you take.
1. Keep restroom and walls clean.
2. Allow others to have privacy.
1. Maintain quiet, orderly environment.
1. Wait to be acknowledged.
2. Respect others’ privacy.
1. Return books on time.
2. Show courtesy to driver and others.
1. Listen to all adults.
1. Have a positive attitude.
1. Take turns.
2. Help others.
1. Model appropriate hallway behavior.
1. Model cafeteria behavior to others.
1. Take turns.
2. Report bathroom problems.
1. Help others move quickly.
2. Be aware of others around you.
1. Be positive.
1. Visit only appropriate websites.
1. Model appropriate bus behavior.
1. Help others.
2. Be patient.
1. Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
2. Keep floor clear.
3. Enter and exit through designated areas.
1. Learning posture
1. Walk in single file line when traveling as a class.
2. Use hallway passes.
1. Push in chairs.
2. Sit quietly with all four chair legs on the floor.
1. Keep floor clear and dry.
2. Deposit trash in trash cans.
1. Open and close lockers carefully.
1. Sit up straight, keep feet on the floor.
2. Stay in assigned area.
1. Push in chairs.
1. Remain seated.
2. Keep aisles clear.
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself and inside bus.
1. Line up in a single file line to enter bus.
2. Wait for bus to stop completely before approaching.