PBIS

PBIS matrix

What is PBIS?
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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 acknowledgment/reinforcement system
- Behavioral Infraction Notice

 At David L. Rainer, we have three school-wide behavioral expectations:

We are Respectful
We are Responsible
We are Safe

PBIS Involvement at Home

Families are encouraged to support PBIS through the use of common expectations and language in the home. Please get to know your school's 3-5 school-wide rules and work with your child on how to connect them to behaviors at home. PBIS schools focus on teaching the behaviors they desire while at school through clear instruciton, practice, and positive reinforcement. A strong partnership between the home and the school can provide families with ideas on addressing behavior in a similar way at home as well.