Positive Behavioral Interventions & Support (PBIS)

What is PBIS?

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS is about teaching and promoting safe, respectful and responsible behaviors. Students are recognized for making positive choices that follow our school expectations. When students do not follow the expectations they are re-taught the appropriate behavior and, when necessary, are given an Office Discipline Referral (ODR).

Our PBIS mission is to increase positive and appropriate behavior, to reduce ongoing patterns of problem behavior, and to increase the likelihood of improved academic performance of all students.

Cool tools are school-wide lessons that target specific behaviors. Every week a new cool tool is introduced to the students by their classroom teacher. The majority of the cool tools center around being safe, respectful and responsible. Check the current newsletter for ways you can support the life skills your child is learning at school.

Paws are tickets given to students when they display positive behaviors. They are used towards monthly assembly incentives, Pizza with the Principal rewards and in the school store.

ODRs are Office Discipline Referrals. When a student is not following the school-wide expectations, an ODR will be given by a teacher, EA or the principal. ODR’s include consequences for the student’s behavior. You will be contacted if your child receives an ODR.

At Longfellow Elementary our students receive PAWS for demonstrating positive behavior. The students get the opportunity to use their PAWS in many fun and exciting ways! Other incentives are connected to the student's classrooms and monthly newsletters.

Do you have more questions about PBIS?

Contact our PBIS Internal Coach and School Counselor:

Tami Olig
(920) 459-3583