PBIS: Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support System
PBIS is a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support System. Over 20,000 schools across the country and 17,000 schools in Florida have been trained in PBIS. The goal of PBIS is to reduce undesirable behaviors, to teach alternative skills and acknowledge appropriate behaviors. At Longleaf students are taught and recognized for demonstrating expected behaviors. Our school wide expectations are:
A-acting responsibly and respectfully
Longleaf has been recognized as a GOLD Model School for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years.
What does PAWS stand for?
P - positive attitude
A - acting responsibly and respectfully
W - wise choices
S - safety first
What are PAWS Passes and how can they be used?
PAWS Passes are reward tickets given to students for demonstrating positive behavior. Passes can be turned into their teachers for classroom incentives such as treasure box, homework passes, or special events. PAWS passes are also used for school wide incentives, such as Bobcat Bash at the end of each marking period.
Why is PBIS important?
PBIS actively teaches students the behaviors that are expected of them, creates a positive school climate and culture, and provides rewards that students value which promote repeated positive behaviors.
Does every student and grade level participate?
Yes, PBIS is embedded in our culture. All students and staff at Longleaf Elementary participate.