Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - PBIS
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive system approach to help parents and school staff create and maintain a safe, supportive, learning environment, promote positive life skills, and reduce negative behaviors so that all children can succeed in school.
How does PBIS Work?
PBIS focuses on both individual behavior and environmental factors and has proven more effective than punitive discipline strategies, such as suspension and expulsion. PBIS programs can address issues such as bullying prevention, social skills development, resiliency building, and discipline strategies.
What is a PBIS Expectation Matrix?
The PBIS behavior matrix is a chart that clearly communicates Fremont Elementary School's expectations for positive behaviors for students throughout our school. It aides teachers and administrators in teaching, modeling, and reinforcing PBIS in all of the areas of our school including the classroom, hallway, playground, cafeteria, and home. It has been adapted for distance learning, but will again be adapted when we return to campus.
The purpose of a PBIS behavior matrix is to identify and display positive behaviors that meet behavioral expectations across all school contexts and settings. It is a shorthand reference that helps teachers, principals, aides, and parents consistently reinforce a set of key behavioral expectations during students’ daily routines. When it is visibly displayed in the classroom and other settings, it helps to increase students’ understanding of schoolwide expectations and even offers specific examples of actions students can take to meet these expectations.
Students BP 5132.1 - STUDENT UNIFORMS: Student Uniforms K to 8 It is the policy of the Board of Education to mandate all students in Grades K to 8 to wear school uniforms to promote student safety, a positive school spirit, as well as to reinforce a positive learning environment. Beginning on September 1, 1997, the Board will require all students in K to 8 to dress in school uniforms. Parents/guardians shall have the right to have their children not be part of this uniform policy by advising their school in writing of their decision not to participate. No student shall be penalized academically or otherwise discriminated against nor denied attendance to the school if the student's parents/guardians choose not to have the student comply with this uniform policy.
Legal References: EDUCATION CODE 35183 Dress codes and school uniforms
- We will not bully others.
- We will help students who are bullied.
- We will include others who are left out.
- If we know that somebody is being bullie, we will immediately tell an adult at school or an adult at home.