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PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports): 

PBIS supports students behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. PBIS highlights students being respectful, responsible, safe, and kind. This includes a set of expectations and rules for behaviors at school. For students who excel in displaying good behavior, they will be recognized and rewarded. Classrooms will also be rewarded for overall improvement or continuation in positive behavior within the classroom setting. Implementing PBIS ensures that our school remains a positive environment that students feel inspired to behave as expected. PBIS uses evidence-based practices to improve behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for all students while increasing students academic performance and improved performance through incentivization of rewards earned. 

PBIS Liaison: Eve Pollack, Student Support Specialist, BA (516) 922-4100 ext. 310 

PBIS tools: 

PBIS rewards website (includes the school store) 

PBIS lanyards with custom ID cards to students

PBIS participants:

Entire school building including staff and administration! 

PBIS emphasizes reinforcement and prevention rather than focusing on punishment and is broken down into three tiers. 

Tier 1-

School wide expectations

  • Be respectful of peers, staff, and school environment 
  • Have a positive attitude 
  • Engage with others 
  • Be responsible for yourself and your actions
  • Be safe 
  • Be kind to others 

Social-emotional learning 

Tier 2- 

Check-in/Check-out→ teaching and reinforcing positive behaviors 

  • Small group interventions and more formalized consultation
  • Checklist for the day/ week for the student who had a behavioral issue (9 points for the whole day, for each period) 

Students benefiting from check-in/check-out: 

  • Students having difficulty following tier 1 listed expectations
  • Students with little to no classwork participation or completion 
  • Poor performance submitting HW
  • Lack of participation in class
  • Struggling staying focused, difficulty with emotions/staying on task 
  • Poor time management skills 
  • Students who are unsuccessful with Tier 1 expectations and need more support

Tier 3-

  • Behavioral Plan 
  • Intensive, individualized support 

Impact of PBIS:

  • Increased academic achievement, SEL competencies and confidence, decreased absences for students
  • improved relationships and positive communication