Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

  • What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a research-based framework for teaching and supporting positive behaviors for ALL students.  This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.  The benefit  of implementing PBIS include:

    Fewer behavior issues More instructional time Better attendance for student success

    The foundation of PBIS at Evergreen Elementary lies in the four fundamental expectations at our school. Super-Safe On Task Always Respectful Really Responsible

    In addition to behavior expectations, PBIS has five other components: Behavior matrix:  This is a detailed description of specific behavior expectations in each school setting.  The matrix is posted throughout the school.  Each classroom teacher has also created a matrix specific to that class so students understand the classroom routine. Direct teaching of the expectations:  Students are taught what it looks like to be super-safe, on task, always respectful and really responsible in every setting during the school day.  These lessons are retaught and reinforced throughout the school year.  Reminders are frequently used. PBIS acknowledgment system to recognize appropriate behavior:  Students earn SOAR slips for meeting behavior expectations.  When goals are met, students enjoy school-wide celebrations periodically. Behavior reporting forms to record and address inappropriate behaviors:  Sometimes students will misbehave.  An Incident Report is written to record the incident.  There are minor infractions and major infractions.  Please refer to the attached T-Chart for descriptions. Minor infractions –  disruptive to the learning environment, handled by the supervising staff member in the situations. Major infractions –  more serious or repeated inappropriate behaviors, meet with the principal and parents receive notification. Data collection to decide on further lessons and other interventions- ensures informed decision-making to help all students meet the expectations through further interventions.