What is PBIS? 

Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially, and emotionally.  For this to happen it is imperative that we have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth.  By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal is to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning. 

Camden County Schools has adopted a state-wide initiative entitled Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This framework is an evidence-based, data-driven framework that has been proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for all students. 

The PBIS System has 4 components:

  • A matrix of behavioral expectations

  • Lesson Plans to teach students the behavioral expectations

  • An acknowledgement/reinforcement system

  • Behavioral Infraction Notice

    At Crooked River, we have three school-wide behavioral expectations:
    We are SAFE 

October PBIS Family Initiative

As a parent, you can be part of the formula for school success by using the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategy at home. Below are PBIS steps taken in the school to support appropriate behaviors and to provide a safe learning and environment.  You can try them at home! 

  • Develop clear expectations along with your child’s input 

  • Explain the expected behaviors at a level your child will understand

  • Acknowledge appropriate behaviors – use positive reinforcement to teach your child which actions/behaviors are expected

  • When unacceptable behaviors occur, remind the child of the expectations

  • Reteach, model and/or have your child practice the appropriate behaviors

PBIS Family Initiative for September
As a parent, you can be part of this formula for school success by using the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategy at home and making a PBIS home plan. When you teach your child the same behaviors that are taught at school and reinforce them at home, you are encouraging your child’s social and academic growth. You can begin by:

  • Comparing your home rules and expectations with the school’s core expectations for behaviors.

  • Deciding how you can apply the use of those appropriate behaviors in your home and the community.

  • Identifying a way to set up predictable routines at home.

  • Modeling the behavior you want to see and reinforcing it consistently.

(Source- Pacer Center)