What is PBIS?
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.
As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.
You may hear your child talk about the Respect Rules or the school expectations of Respect Yourself, Respect Others, Respect Property, and Follow Directions the first time Given. Students can earn Green Gotchas for appropriate classroom behavior and blue Gotchas for respecting a substitute. Classes also have the chance to earn Compliment Cards called Freddie Cards. Freddie cards are collected for the whole school in the Green Freddie box outside of the office. If you are in the building to volunteer, you will be able to give out Freddie’s and Gotchas to students and classes following the 3 Respect Expectations.
OME Behavior Matrix
All Behavior expectations are taught to students at the beginning of the year and revisited regularly in the classroom and at the beginning of each quarter. Research has found that if these behavior expectations are taught in the same way that we teach academics, it is more proactive and stops situations before they start.
T Chart of Student Behavior
This illustrates examples of student behavior and groups them into categories whether it is handled by the teacher or Mrs. Wanless. Behavior on the teacher managed side that is not resolved through the classroom management plan and persists may then be referred to Mrs. Wanless.
Student Success Guide
At the beginning of each year, our students receive a copy of the Student Success Guide. This is the guide that teachers use to preteach behavior expectations at OME. Attached is a copy of that guide that can be viewed and reviewed online.
Several times throughout the school year, Marsh students will wear their Respect Buttons. Each button has a number. The student's goal is to keep their button on all day by showing Respect to themselves, others, and property. If their number is called and they are wearing their button, they get a prize from the office.
This year students have the chance to EARN a celebration each quarter for their outstanding behavior. At the end of each quarter of the school year, students with only 1 Level 1 ( classroom referral) and NO Red Slips will be invited to the Quarterly Celebration. Each quarter starts fresh. So if your child does not get to attend the first quarter celebration, they can work on on the expectations to attend the rest of the quarterly celebrations.