PBIS - Positive Behavioral Intervention System
The PBIS mission is to develop and cultivate a school community of mutual respect and responsibility by building positive relationships.
Rewards & Incentives
At SSI students will have the opportunity to be recognized, acknowledged and rewarded for their display of positive social skills reflective of the three R’s (Respect, Responsibility and Relationship building).
At SSI students will have the opportunity to be recognized, acknowledged and rewarded for their display of positive social skills reflective of the three R’s (Respect, Responsibility and Relationship building). Students who demonstrate the three R's can earn PBIS coupons. The coupons are a way for staff to reinforce positive behaviors and for students to get recognition. Students can be on the lookout for special golden tickets that will be given out before breaks.
After receiving coupons, students have the chance to redeem them for small prizes, such as pens/pencils, headphones, candy and snacks in the school store. Students also have the option of redeeming PBIS jag bucks to participate in the monthly PBIS celebrations and incentives. Previous celebrations have included pizza parties, board game competitions, raffles for special prizes, and other incentives.
Character Education Lessons
SSI students will be learning the three R’s through monthly character education and advisory lessons. These lessons will cover defining respect, responsibility and positive relationship building, while incorporating these themes into developing traits through the IB Learner Profile, such as being principled, caring and open-minded.
The PBIS team runs an after school club which focuses on gathering student voice on how to reinforce our core values of respect, responsibility, and positive relationship building. It meets on Thursdays after school in room 120 and there is no registration required.
PBIS and Parent Support/Involvement
Parent support and involvement in the SSI PBIS program is an essential partnership in meeting our goals of instilling and reinforcing the values of respect, responsibility, and positive relationship building so they may serve as school and community role models and citizens. The PBIS store is always seeking donations from the school community to be used as incentives for students to purchase. Donations can be dropped off in the main office addressed to Ms. Murphy or Ms. Labbate.
Some suggestions in how you can help instill and reinforce the three R’s are:
- Following school policies regarding student dress code, attendance and conduct.
- Greetings (hello, good-bye), please, thank you, you’re welcome.
- Check student planners daily and Edline frequently.
- Be on-time for school and class.
- Assign chores and duties at home
- Allotted daily reading and study time.
Positive Relationship Building
- Being involved in extracurricular activities and community service projects
- Attending school events such as Back-to-School Night, Parent Conferences, International Night, Spring Showcase, music and choral concerts, etc.
If you have questions about PBIS, please contact Ms. Murphy and Mrs. Labbate, PBIS Program Coordinator or Ms. Shorts, PBIS Administrator.