What is PBIS? Positive Behaviors Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive discipline system. It aims to reduce disciplinary office actions. It also provides a framework to improve the overall school environment with positive behaviors to increase academic success. PBIS, defines teaches behavior expectations, and supports appropriate student behavior. The goal is for students to recognize and practice the four expected behaviors (Respect, Ownership, Attitude and Responsibility).
How can I help my child or the school supporting PBIS? Parents are an important part of PBIS implementation. We encourage parents to use the same expectations that the school teaches. This common language creates consistency and unified support for expected student behavior. You can help by doing the following:
Review the ROAR School-wide Expectations with your child
Keep in touch with your child's teacher
Encourage your child to use appropriate language
Practice phrases with your child such as "Thank you," "Excuse me," "Please," and "I'm sorry."
Be involve in your child's class, volunteer, attend parent meetings and parenting workshops
Model appropriate behavior at home
Our school-wide incentives offer positive rewards for all of our students meeting with school-wide expectations. They include:
Cafeteria Behavior: Giving otter pops out every Friday to the classes with the most points in the cafeteria for being clean, using quiet voices, and having good manners.
Best Attendance: Giving attendance banners to the classes in the grade level that has the best attendance for the week. Individual class attendance banners are given to classes. Once all the letters are filled in (Jaguars Rock!!!), that class receives a popcorn party.
Honor Classes: Giving out Honor Class Ribbons every Friday to the classes that have no office referrals or behavior problems.
Library Behavior: Giving the stuffed bears out to two classes in the school that have been quiet in the library during their class.
Cleanest Classroom: Giving the stuffed Jaguar to the class that is the cleanest for the week.
Best in Line: Rewarding the classroom that walks the most quiet in line in the quad area. Golden tickets will be handed out to be hung and displayed in the cafeteria.
PBIS Student Store: Students earn Jaguar ROAR Bucks for modeling appropriate behaviors and meeting school-wide expectations in all school settings. Jaguar ROAR Bucks are used to purchase items from the by-weekly PBIS ROAR Store.
Positive Office Referral: Once a month, a positive office referral is given to one student from each class who consistently demonstrated knowledge and followed the school-wide expectations. Students who receive a Positive Office Referral automatically earns a PBIS -Movie and Ice Cream Party ticket.
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