PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports)

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all youth by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.

How can you use PBIS at home?

  • Set clear, consistent rules.
  • Make certain the environment is safe and worry-free.
  • Show interest in the child's activities.
  • Provide appropriate and engaging playthings.
  • Give clear directions, one at a time.
  • Encourage children often and generously.
  • Set a good example.
  • Help children see how their actions affect others.
  • Encourage self-control by providing meaningful choices.
  • Focus on the desired behavior, rather then the one to be avoided.
  • Build children's images of themselves as trustworthy, responsible, and cooperative.
  • Expect the best from the child.
  • Say "Yes" whenever possible.
  • Notice and pay attention to children when they do things right.
  • Take action before a situation gets out of control.

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Palermo Middle School Expectations Matrix - School Rules
AREA/SETTINGBe ResponsibleShow IntegrityBe SafeBe Courteous
All settingsFollow all school rules. Dress should be appropriate. Keep school free of gum and trash.Do the right thing - even when no one is looking. Keep your electronic devices off and away during school hours.Make wise choices. Walk on the right side of the sidewalk and notice physical and personal boundaries.Be kind. Use quiet voices. Respect others. Be polite.
AssemblyFollow protocol. Sit in assigned areas with teacher. KHFAAOOTY.Respect speaker. Be attentive and listen. Be a positive audience member.Walk in single file lines. Use stairs to enter and leave stage. Leave backpack in classroom.Take off hats and hoods. Clap when appropriate. Be quiet and attentive during assembly. Be polite. Exit when excused.
BathroomsKeep area clean. Put trash in cans.Respect school property. Report any graffiti or vandalism. Respect each other's privacy.Wash your hands.Wait your turn. Flush. Clean up after yourself.
Blacktop/FieldsCheck out and return equipment. Share equipment.Use good sportsmanship. Respect personal boundaries and property.Follow activity rules. Stay within designated areas.Use positive comments only. Include others.
BusKeep hands and feet to self. Follow all bus rules.Listen to bus driver's instructions.Stay in seat. Face forward. Wear seatbelts if equipped. Refrain from chewing gum and eating on the bus. Keep aisles clear.Use polite language. Use quiet voices.
CafeteriaClean up after yourself. Put gum and other garbage in trash. Enter and exit through side door.Respect school staff and property.Walk in line. Maintain personal boundaries. Eat well and stay hydrated.Use quiet voices. Use good table manners. Please be polite, thank you.
ClassroomsBe prepared. Complete work assigned. Have your supplies/materials with you.Respect yourself and others. Be kind. Assist in the learning process. Do your own work.Follow safety rules. Keep chairs and desks on the floor. Keep backpacks in designated area.Be kind and polite. Use appropriate behavior and language. Clean up after yourself. Push in your chair.
Computers/Computer LabUse devices properly with respect. Keep them on hard surfaces. Carry with two hands. Keep all food and drinks away from devices. Use gentle touch on keyboard.Use only approved websites. Use technology for assigned purpose. Notify your teacher if your device is not working properly.Protect your personal information, including passwords.Be kind and polite. Use appropriate behavior and language. Clean up after yourself. Push in your chair. Plug it in when finished.
DancesBe on time. Follow dress code. Make prior arrangements for an on-time ride home.Dance appropriately. Keep air and light between you and your dancing partner.Walk. Be aware of your surroundings. Remain in designated area.Use polite language. Use good manners. Dance and have fun!
HallwaysKeep halls free of trash. Travel directly to your destination.Use polite language. Be considerate of yours and others' personal space.Walk on the right side. Allow others to pass.Use quiet voices. KHFAAOOTY. Say hello to people.
Locker RoomBe on time. Put your clothes in your locker. Lock your lockers. Use trash cans.Keep phones off and away. Be considerate of other's space and personal property.KHFAAOOTY. Change and move to assigned location quickly.Use polite language. Respect others. Be kind and considerate.
LibraryFollow library procedures. Return books on time. Use shelf markers.Stay on task. Be kind to books.Enter and exit in a quiet and orderly manner.Use quiet voices. Push in chairs when leaving.
Lunch LineBe on time. Stay in line.Be patient. Get in line after the last person already there.Walk. KHFAAOOTY.Use polite language. Be respectful and kind to staff. Use quiet voices.
OfficeFollow office procedures. Check in at front counter.Use polite language. Only go to office if you have business there.Hold door open for people walking in. Enter and exit in a quiet and orderly manner.Be respectful. Wait your turn patiently. Use quiet voices. If you use the phone and no one answers, leave a message.
Office LobbyUnless it is raining, use the sidewalk around the office to get to your destination.Enter only for office business.Walk. KHFAAOOTY. Sit in chairs appropriately.Use quiet voices. Use polite language.
Sporting Events - Home / Away - Teams / Fans)Follow school rules and dress code. Keep areas free of trash. Remember, you are there to cheer for your team!Make positive comments only. Use good sportsmanship. Encourage your school team. Be a good representative of Palermo.Stay in your seat except for necessary trips to the restroom or snack bar. Keep entrances and exits clear. Remain in designated area.Be respectful to the opposing team, adults, parents, and coaches.