PBIS Definition

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to helping schools develop researched-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn. At Matilda Harris, we have adopted a unified set of school expectations. You will see these expectations posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during the school year. Our unified school expectations, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows: Practice safety, Act responsibly, Work toward success, and Show respect (PAWS).

PBIS and Parents

As students prepare for the remainder of the school year, keeping in communication with the teachers and administrators at his/her school is key to academic success. Some possible topics to discuss with your child's teacher are:
How can I help my student with homework?
Is my student's behavior in school affecting his/her academic success? If so, what can I do to support the school's behavior expectations at home?
What can I do at home to prepare my student for the next grade or life after graduation?