What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a system focused on preventing problems. From the start, students learn about what behavior is appropriate, just like they learn math or science. Students are taught social skills, including how to act in different settings, such as in the classroom, on the bus or with friends. They may learn through role-playing or through actual lessons.
What does PBIS look like at Eagle View?
We have adopted a unified set of school-wide expectations for behavior. You will see these expectations posted throughout the school and your child will be continuously learning them during the school year. Our unified Eagle View expectations, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows:
Safety firstOwn your BehaviorAchieve goalsRespond Respectfully
As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions.
⇒ Consistently teach and refer to our school-wide expectations
⇒ Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach
⇒ Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback
If a student is not responding to reteaching, the following may be utilized:
⇒ Minor Behavior Problem Solving Form: Repeated behavior that we are targeting for improvement.
Student-Teacher Conference, Parent-Teacher Communication
⇒ Major Behavior Problem Solving Form: Significant behavior that requires immediate attention from Mr. Remmert.
Student-Principal/Social Worker Conference, Parent Phone Call
⇒ SOAR Tickets:An intricate part of PBIS is acknowledging children for being positive and making good choices. Students can be acknowledged for demonstrating positive behaviors by receiving a SOAR Ticket. SOAR Tickets are collected and used for Friday drawings where students choose from tangible (New Prague Area Schools/Eagle View Elementary School gear, Eagle View trinkets) and non-tangible acknowledgments (20 minutes of Extra Recess for their class, Guest Reader in class of your choice, Special Chair for a day, Lunch with Mr. Remmert). When students turn in a SOAR ticket, they will receive a SOAR stamp on their hand.
⇒ Bus Rider of the Month:Bus drivers acknowledge students for showing how to SOAR on the school bus to and from school.
⇒ Kids’ Company Student of the Month: Kids’ Company staff acknowledge students for demonstrating positive behavior by demonstrating SOAR.
⇒ Monthly School-wide SOAR Assemblies: On the first Friday of every month, the entire school meets in the cafeteria to recognize positive behavior, the Bus Rider/Kids Co. of the Month winners, and that week’s SOAR ticket winners. During each assembly, positive behavior expectations are retaught.
⇒ Special thanks to the Eagle View PTO for financially contributing towards SOAR banners and celebrations.
⇒ All parents play an important role in encouraging their students to SOAR at school and home.