Positive Behavior Interventions and Support



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Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

What is PBIS?

PBIS is a process for creating school environments that are more predictable and effective for achieving academic and social goals.  PBIS will enhance our current systems and practices and also change our culture for the better.


 How does PBIS work?

A key strategy of the process is prevention.  The majority of students follow the school's expectations, but are never acknowledged for their positive behavior.  Through instruction and regular practice, all teachers and staff members will use a consistent set of behavior expectations and rules.  When some students do not respond to teaching of the behavioral rules, we will view it as an opportunity for re-teaching.


 Does PBIS make a difference?

The PBIS model is a research based strategy that is supported by the state of North Carolina and the federal Department of Education.  Research shows that schools following the PBIS model recover thousands of hours of instructional time and on average, four days of student instruction per year.


What about Parents?  How can I be involved?

Parents are an important part of PBIS implementation.  We encourage parents to use the same expectations and rules of being respectful, responsible and ready.  This common language creates consistency and a unified support for expected student behavior.  Parents are asked to discuss the common rules and expectations and post them at home for easy reference.  Children thrive when they have consistent, predictable expectations and consequences.  We encourage you to become a part of our Class Dojo School Community to stay informed of the achievements of our amazing Raiders!!!