What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a student support framework proven to improve school climates, increase academic achievement and reduce disciplinary incidents. It is a three-tiered model of continuous student support with Tier 1 designed to implement schoolwide expectations for all students while Tier 2 and Tier 3 focus on creating targeted and individualized levels of reinforcement that supports an overall positive learning environment in the school. PBIS is an exciting practice that is being implemented in a growing number of Georgia schools and in over 27,000 schools nationally.
What does PBIS look like at SES?
Jaguar Pride is a the PBIS school-wide behavioral support program at Sharon designed to help all students achieve social, emotional and academic success. The goal is to identify at-risk behaviors early and provide feedback on behaviors to prevent future problems, as well as to increase the rate of positive interactions for students with school staff. Please visit our "Roles and Responsibilities" page to see how you can play a part in helping us make Jaguar Pride a success at SES.
Jaguar Pride Outline
- The purpose of PBIS is to teach behavioral expectations and reward students for following those expectations and establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
- Behavioral expectations for classrooms, hallways, bathrooms, café, recess and arrival/dismissal are posted throughout our school.
- Student behavior is tracked using a “color” system: pink, purple, green, yellow, blue and red.
- Student behavior is communicated daily with parents. Positive Discipline Recognitions may include: Caught Being Good, Positive Office Referrals and attendance at ROAR parties.
- Consequences for students who fail to follow behavioral expectations are a part of the school-wide PBIS plan.
- WCSD Code of Conduct will be used to assign consequences for behavior that equates to a red (3 minor or 1 major offense).