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What Is PBIS?

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a schoolwide program where we “intentionally structure every learning environment to equip students for behavioral success in school and life based on the principles of human behavior- and make sure it’s within a safe and welcoming culture.” Our Schoolwide Expectations are: Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful. Students, parents, Staff, and community are all needed to support this program!

We are in year two of implementing this program and data already shows a decrease in discipline related issues and an increase in overall morale. We continue to strive to improve school spirit, positive behavior and interactions, and academic achievement while involving all stakeholders through this process including students, parents, staff, and community members. We are off to a great start and believe we will see tremendous positive results in a short time compared to the estimated 5 to 7 years we are told it takes to fully implement and reap the benefits of this program.
PBIS: Positive Schoolwide Behavioral Expectations
BOBCATS Classroom Passing Period Office Cafeteria Library Gym
Be
Safe
 
Keep hands and feet to self.
 
Walk always.
 
Push in chairs.
 
No horseplay.
 
No throwing.
 
Bring Hall Pass with you.
 
Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
 
Stay in assigned areas.
 
Work at all times.
 
Carefully open door when entering or exiting classroom.
 
No throwing objects of any kind.
Keep hands to yourself.
 
Make sure office staff knows you are there (Sign-in and Sign-out).
 
Walk at all times.
Walk in the cafeteria.
 
Notify staff of spills.
 
Do not sit or stand on tables.
 
No throwing of any kind.
 
No horseplay.
Walk in the library.
 
Push in your chair.
Keep hands and feet to self.
 
No hitting balls towards ceiling.
 
No climbing or hanging on basketball backboard.
 
No climbing on bleachers or stage.
Be Respectful
Raise hand to speak.
 
Use appropriate language.
 
Listen to others.
 
Use a Level 1 or Level 2 voice.
 
Take turns speaking.
 
Share materials.
 
Don't distract others
No electronic devices.
Treat others as you'd like to be treated--Apologize.
 
Knock gently once to enter the classroom.
 
Use appropriate language.
 
Use Lever 3 or 4 voice
 
No PDA
 
Explain to staff your reason for being in the office.
 
Keep voice at a level 1 or 2, so staff can conduct their business.
 
Sit quietly in a chair while waiting.
 
Wait for office staff to finish their conversations before speaking.
 
Say, "Excuse me," "Please," and "Thank you."
Use a level 2 or 3 voice.
 
Wait your turn in line.
 
Use kind words like "Please" and "Thank you" to the cafeteria staff.
 
No whistling.
 
No PDA.
Use a level 0 or 1 voice.
 
Wait your turn to check out or check in books.
 
Use appropriate language.
 
Do not cross the chain.
Invite others to join games.
 
Do not ridicule others.
 
Respect the floor, ceiling, and bleachers (Do NOT climb or sit on bleachers when closed.)
 
Use appropriate language.
 
Stay out of Coach's office.
 
Level 4 or 5 voice is acceptable.
Be Responsible
 
Be in seat before the tardy bell.
 
Be prepared.
 
Follow directions.
 
Finish assignments and homework.
 
Participate during group work time.
 
Take care of materials.
Use this time to use the restroom and drink water.
 
Get to class on time.
 
Dispose of garbage properly.
 
Get an office pass before coming to the office.
 
Get a tardy pass if you are late to school.
 
Do not get involved in others' issues while in the office.
 
No talking if you're in the office due to discipline reasons.
Take only the food you think you can eat.
 
Dispose of garbage properly.
 
Keep books safe at home and at school.
 
Return books on time.
 
Place books where they belong.
 
Pay fines for lost or damaged books.
 
Do not interact with or distract others on the public side (and vice versa).
 
No electronic devices.
Take care of equipment.
 
Dress out for PE
Dispose of garbage properly.
 
No food or drinks.
 
Return equipment.