PBIS Rules and Expectations

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) at School

PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention and Support. PBIS is not a curriculum. PBIS is a collaborative process for assessment and development of effective interventions. It emphasizes the use of prevention and teaching reinforcement-based strategies to achieve meaningful outcomes. PBIS strives to build an effective environment in which positive behavior is more effective than problem behavior. It is a system approach to promoting positive students and staff behavior, that incorporates empirically validated practices.

PBIS works by focusing on the following:

  • Replacing behavior that is undesirable with new skills and behaviors.

  • Rewarding appropriate behavior by publicly acknowledging those good decisions with tangible and intangible rewards (i.e. prizes, time with favorite teachers).

  • Expectations and rules are posted throughout the building to remind students to work towards positive behaviors.

Parents are expected to review and discuss with their children what are appropriate behaviors. Our school-wide behavior will be focused on the common areas of the school, namely the hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, playground and buses. Each area will have a list of rules that the students will see displayed on the walls. (see School Expectations and Rules Matrix Form). It is highly recommended for parents to discuss this matrix with their children. We will have a reward system in place  used by the whole staff to acknowledge positive behaviors expected in school.


PBIS Behavior Rules and Expectations for each area of the school:

Arrival/Dismissal Behavior Matrix

Assemblies Behavior Matrix

Buses Behavior Matrix

Cafeteria Behavior Matrix

Classroom Behavior Matrix

Media Center Behavior Matrix

Playground Behavior Matrix

Restroom Behavior Matrix