PBIS

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What is PBIS?

Schools are successful when they help children grow academically, socially, and emotionally. For this to happen it is imperative that we have a safe environment that is supportive and conducive for growth. By setting forth clear social and behavioral expectations and directly teaching students about those expectations, it is our goal is to create a positive atmosphere for optimal learning. 

Camden County Schools has adopted a state-wide initiative entitled Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). This framework is an evidence-based, data-driven framework that has been proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a schools sense of safety, improve school climate, and support improved academic outcomes for all students. 

The PBIS System has 4 components: 
- A matrix of behavioral expectations 
- Lesson Plans to teach students the behavioral expectations 
- An acknowledgement/reinforcement system 
- Behavioral Infraction Notice

PBIS & Parenting

As a parent, you can be part of this formula for school success by using the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) strategy at home and making a PBIS home plan. When you teach your child the same behaviors that are taught at school and reinforce them at home, you are encouraging your child’s social and academic growth.

You can begin by: 
• Comparing your home rules and expectations with the school’s core expectations for behaviors. 
• Deciding how you can apply the use of those appropriate behaviors in your home and the community. 
• Identifying a way to set up predictable routines at home.
• Modeling the behavior you want to see and reinforcing it consistently.

(Source- Pacer Center)






Student Acknowledgements

PBIS

We have a Redeem Day every 9 weeks to reward students for positive behaviors. The reward menus are developed through use of student input.

Attendance

We have drawings for students who meet certain attendance criteria.  Some of the items included in the drawings are:
2 – Televisions
Xbox One S
2 - Virtual Reality Headsets
Lego Kit
Drone Quadcopter
Popsicles for classes with perfect attendance

Behavior Incentives

Pizza Party
Music in the Café 
Quarterly Recognition Assembly

Just for Being Pawesome

Cupcake Day
Ice Cream Day
Ice Cream Sundae Applebee's Day