PBIS: Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports

  • What is PBIS?

    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is a school-wide approach to positive behavior reinforcement. It includes school-wide procedures intended for all students in all settings. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. 
    The expectations that we promote at SSES are as follows:


    Students should strive to be “anchored,” which means they should demonstrate behaviors that prove they are respectful, responsible, and productive learners.

  • The following are a few examples of what being anchored in certain school settings looks like;

    Be Respectful

    Cafeteria: Keep your voice at an inside level, use kind words and actions, and leave it clean.
    Bathroom: Respect others’ privacy, keep voices silent, leave the bathroom clean.

    Be Responsible
    Cafeteria: Pick up anything you drop and eat only your food.
    Bathroom: Have permission and be safe.

    Be Productive

    Cafeteria: Stay in your seat and eat your food.
    Bathroom: Flush, wash, leave, and return directly to class.

    Posters outlining behavior expectations are posted throughout the school for reinforcement.               
  • Anchor Card
    Your child will have a new Anchor Card each month. This card will be used as a communication tool between school and home. On it will be Anchor Stickers, which represent a time when your child was caught being Productive, Respectful, or Responsible. These stickers can be cashed in for rewards. The card may also have a code on it, indicating a time your child needed a reminder of our school-wide behavioral expectations. Please initial/sign the card each night and return to school each day with your child. Please also utilize the reading log on the back to track your child’s reading. If lost, cards can be replaced, but all Anchor Stickers on it will not be replaced. If you have any questions or concerns regarding SSES’s positive school-wide behavior system please contact your child’s school counselor.

    Students will have an opportunity to trade in the stickers they have earned for rewards. Teachers will turn in student order forms indicating their desired rewards. Each reward is worth a certain amount of Anchor Stickers.
    Some of these rewards include:
    -Wear a hat for a day
    -Lunch with a friend
    -Encore helper
    -Read to another class

    Students are responsible for keeping up with their own Anchor Stickers. They may choose to save their tickets for a reward with a higher value.

    In addition to individual Anchor Stickers, each class can earn class Shark Tickets that can be redeemed for class rewards.
  • School-Wide PBIS

    “Give Me Five” and “Leveled Voices” will be used school wide as part of implementing PBIS.
    Give Me Five
    1. Eyes Watching
    2. Ears Listening
    3. Voices Quiet
    4. Body Still
    5. Hand Raised

    Leveled Voices
    0= Voices Off
    1= Whisper
    2= Inside/ Table Voices
    3= Outside Voices

    Students will be taught how to behave according to the three expectations (be respectful, be responsible, be productive), “Give Me Five,” and “Leveled Voices.” Teachers will help students learn what the expectations “look” and “sound” like in every setting during the school day. These lessons will be re-taught and reinforced throughout the school year, and become a regular part of our instructional program.