Our school is participating in an important school-wide initiative. It is called Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).

What is Positive Behavior Intervention and Support?

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student-specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

What is PBIS at our school?

We have adopted a unified set of schoolwide behavior expectations in all school settings. You will find the PBIS Matrix on the PBIS page on the District website. The behavior expectations are posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during his or her first days at school. All of the behavior expectations align with HONOR, ATTITUDE, NEIGHBORLY, AND SAFE, THE HANS DUTCHMEN WAY!

What is a Fix It Ticket?

Fix It Tickets are new to our discipline process. Fix It Tickets are designed to teach a replacement behavior that focuses on a more positive approach. If your child brings home a Fix It Ticket, please discuss with your child what behavior occurred and what positive behavior replacement did they learn. If a student receives multiple (3 or more) Fix It Tickets for the same behavior, a student may receive a discipline referral. The referrals will be sent home, along with a parent receiving a phone call.

The goal of PBIS is to focus on teaching positive behaviors!

Check out our PBIS In-School Matrix, Major & Minor Behaviors, Code of Conduct and Fix-It Tickets.

If you have any questions, please refer to the student handbook and/or call the elementary school office at 320-256-5160.