What is PBIS?
PBIS is a school wide commitment to teaching students appropriate behavior, acknowledging them when they get it right, and supporting them when they don’t.
The PBIS process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Common routines and uniform language with respect to appropriate school behaviors are consistent throughout. As a result, instructional time is more effectively used for teaching and the overall school environment is calm, pleasant and conducive to learning.
At Lincoln Elementary, our school wide expectations lay the foundation for student success in all school settings.
In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS is also based on:
1. A behavior matrix, which explains specific behavior expectations in each school setting
2. Direct teaching, modeling and practicing of the expectations
3. Lincoln Lightening Boltz, which acknowledge students for following expectations
Recognition of students who have demonstrated outstanding behavior and kindness towards others is important. In our efforts to reinforce positive behaviors, individuals are rewarded for their actions in a variety of ways.
How Can Parents Help?
PBIS works best when there is a partnership between home and school. Throughout the school year, the PBIS team will provide updates and information about PBIS. We invite your comments, questions and ideas to make PBIS work at our school.
Please support PBIS at Lincoln School by:
- Reviewing behavior expectations with your child.
- Providing positive reinforcement (acknowledging good choices with compliments) at home.
- Sharing comments with or asking questions of the Lincoln School staff.