Positive Behavioral Interventions

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to behavior focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn. The foundation of PBIS at Edison Elementary School is the four school-wide expectations:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Empathetic
  • Be Aware
  • Be ready to Learn

In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS has four other components:

  1. A behavior matrix which explains behavior expectations in each school setting;
  2. Direct teaching of the expectations;
  3. Keep it REAL Slips - PBIS recognition slips; and
  4. Behavior tracking to record and address inappropriate behaviors.

Download the Edison PBIS Guide.

Teaching Expectations

Throughout the school year, students will be taught how to behave according to the expectations. Teachers will help students learn what the expectations “look” and “sound” like in every setting during the school day. These lessons will be re-taught and reinforced throughout the school year, and become a regular part of our instructional program.

Parents/Guardians and PBIS

To be successful, our behavior program needs to be a partnership between home and school. Throughout the school year the PBIS team will send updates and information about PBIS. We invite your comments, concerns and ideas to make PBIS work at our school. Please support PBIS at Edison by:

  • Reviewing behavior expectations with your child
  • Signing and returning the behavior expectation slip sent home with your child
  • Using the four expectations at home
  • Providing positive reinforcement (rewarding good choices with compliments or quality time) at home
  • Sharing comments with teachers/staff on how we can improve PBIS
  • Read ongoing e-blast communication to learn more about Edison Elementary School.

Together we can achieve more!

Behavior Matrix

The behavior matrix is a detailed description of expected behavior in each setting of the school. For example, in the lunch area it is respectful to say “please” and “thank you.” It is responsible to clean your space. The matrix will be posted in classrooms, around school and sent home.

Parent Expectations

  • Follow staff directions.
  • Cooperate with staff and others.
  • Sign in and out at the office.
  • Wear a visitor’s badge when on campus.
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Only Edison students are allowed on the playground.
  • Staff parking areas are for staff only.
  • Set a good example for your child by following all the rules.
  • Use kind words and actions.
  • Treat people they way you would like to be treated.
  • Wait for your turn.
  • Value other’s ideas and opinions.
  • Be helpful when help is needed.
  • Be aware of school activities and functions.
  • Sign out children in the office when taking them out during school hours.
  • The gate is for student entry only. Parents must enter at the office.
  • Parents are in charge of their children's behavior before and after school and are to enforce school expectations.
  • Schedule an appointment to conference with your child’s teacher when you have concerns.
  • Read all notes and school communications.
  • Attend parent education nights.
  • Attend parent conferences.
  • Be a role model of life long learning for your child.
  • Read to and with your child as much as possible.
  • Support your child in being on time and prepared for school.
  • Ask questions when you are unsure or unaware of something. We are here to help.
  • Provide a quiet work space for your child to do their homework.

Statement of Purpose

Edison Elementary is a family of lifelong learners that actively participate in an environment of positive, proactive mindsets and behaviors, such that all achieve social and academic success. 

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PBIS Recognition

Acknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior is one of the best ways to change inappropriate behavior and encourage appropriate behavior. A successful ratio to support positive behavior is implementing 5 positive comments per 1 corrective comment. At Edison each student has the opportunity to earn Keep it REAL Slips for meeting behavior expectations. When goals are met, students will be rewarded by the school or classroom reward program as well as participating in periodic school-wide celebrations.