WHAT IS PBIS?
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. It is a positive behavior reinforcement system our school has chosen to help teach and reward students for their positive choices and behaviors. Apple Glen became a PBIS school in the fall of 2018. This is our third full year to implement PBIS.
The application of an evidence-based strategy and system (i.e. PBIS) to assist schools creates a more positive school climate, increases academic performance, decreases disruptive and aggressive behaviors, and helps us further analyze school behavior overall. PBIS is a process for teaching children appropriate behavior and providing the supports necessary to sustain that behavior.
There are three major components of PBIS.
- Teach the behavior you want to see in all settings (i.e. cafeteria, classroom, hallway)
- Interventions when behavior expectations are not met
- Recognition when behavior expectations are met
PBIS REWARDS APP
The PBIS Rewards application (www.pbisrewards.com) is a web-based application that allows students to have their own bank of points we call Cub Cash. They earn these points by showing behavior that supports our 3 Be’s - Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Ready to Learn - in all areas and aspects of our day at Apple Glen Elementary. They can spend their points on the school store (‘Cub Counter’), school raffle items, events and even classroom stores! PBIS Rewards offers a paper-free solution to keeping up with Cub Cash!