What is PBIS?

  • What is PBIS, exactly?  PBIS is the way Fern Drive encourages good/positive behavior.  The focus is prevention, not punishment.  On Monday, all of our students were taught, using positive language, how to behave in all areas of our school.  As you walk the campus of Fern Drive, you will see signs that state our three personal standards – Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe.  Each classroom has a matrix (attached to this email) that explains behavior for all areas of the campus. Please go over it with your Falcon.  For example:  When a student is in line they can show respectful behavior by quietly waiting for their teacher.  Another example is when a student is walking in line, they walk on the outside of the yellow lines painted across the campus.   (Doing so will prevent them from being hit with a door.)

    Proactive PBIS strategies for all students that are used across Fern Drive include:

    School wide plan 

    Class wide rewards

    DOJO, Remind, SeeSaw, Gotcha’s, etc.

    Extra recess (FFR)

    Universal screening

    Positive notes home

    Character traits 

    Engaging students

    Green Day Assemblies - Friday

    Give choices

    Flexible seating 

    Relationship building activities

    Class points

    Calming techniques

    Gotcha Store

    Logical and natural consequences

    Fern Drive Matrix

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