Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is an approach to teaching positive behaviors. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn. The home and school share the responsibility for developing good citizens. Parents, teachers, and students must work together to maintain a safe learning environment.
As part of PBIS, teachers, administrators, counselors, and support staff will have the responsibility to TEACH positive behavior expectations to students.
PBIS means scholars will know exactly what is expected of them. Scholars who take responsibility to behave positively will be recognized and rewarded in a variety of ways. Students will also know the consequences that will result when they choose NOT to meet the school-wide-expectations.
- Be Respectful
- Make Good Decisions
- Solve Problems
Behavior expectations will be taught and reinforced throughout the school year. Staff will help students learn what the expectations "look" and "sound" like in every setting during the school day. With continued practice, this will become part of our instructional program.
Acknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior is one of the best ways to change inappropriate behavior and encourage appropriate behavior. At Scott Lane, scholars will earn BEAR PAWS for meeting behavior expectations.
Scholars will enjoy trading in their BEAR PAWS for prizes at the BEAR PAW Store or by entering a weekly raffle for prizes.
PBIS at Home
To be successful, PBIS needs to be a partnership between home and school. We encourage parents to use the same expectations that we teach at school. This common language creates consistency and unified support for expected scholar behavior. Children Thrive when they have consistent, predictable, expectations and consequences.
Please support PBIS at Scott Lane by:
Reviewing Scott Lane’s 3 Agreements with your child
Using the 3 Agreements at home
- I use kind words like please, thank you, and excuse me
- I listen to my family
Make Good Decisions
- I finish all my homework
- Get your backpack ready the night before.
- Ask your child to discuss examples of ways that he or she can use these rules and expectations to help learn and participate in school.
- Make sure your child is ready every day, and ensure a good night’s sleep.
- Provide a quiet time and space for your child to do nightly homework.
- Encourage your child to use appropriate language and tone.