Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS)

The goal of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) is to switch a school's focus from providing attention to negative behaviors through punishments like suspensions to giving attention to those demonstrating positive behaviors. By actively rewarding positive behaviors, research tells us that children are more likely to engage in those positive behaviors again.  As children engage regularly in positive behaviors, discipline incidents decline and the need for exclusionary discipline is lessened.
 
In order to reward positive behaviors, children must first know what positive behaviors look like so that they can engage in those positive behaviors.  Schools implementing PBIS identify Core Values and School Expectations that every child is taught.  Next, schools actively teach how the Core Values  and School Expectations should be relfected on campus in various locations throughout the school such as in the classroom, on the playground, at the lunch tables, in the hallways, etc. 
 
As children engage in positive behaviors throughout the campus, staff members then reward students for the behavior.  Here at Costaño, students are rewarded with Cougar Stars when they engage in a Core Value on Campus.  Students have the option of keeping their Cougar Stars or submitting their Cougar Star into a weekly raffle held every Tuesday.  Winners of the raffle are allowed to choose a prize from the Cougar Star basket.

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Core Values
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Compassion
Integrity
Empower
Proud

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School Expectations
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Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe
Be Kind

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Costaño School PBIS Values and Behavior Matrix
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DRAFT -- 2021-2022
 
Before School
 
School Expectations
Be Respectful
Acting towards others in ways that they feel cherished and honored.
Be Responsible
Acting in ways that show you are “doing what you know is right.”
Be Safe
Acting in ways that makes sure you and others are not harmed.
Be Kind
Acting in ways that bring others closer to you.  
Playground
*  Follow directions from adults quickly
*  Settle your body
*  Use eye contact
*  Be on time
*  Follow instructions quickly
*  Remind others know expected behaviors with hand motions
* Stay in assigned areas
*  Settle your body
*  Keep hands to self
*  Ask others to stand next to you
*  Smile at others
*  Wave “hello” to others
*  Welcome others
Grab and Go Breakfast
*  Stand in line and wait your turn to get breakfast 
*  Settle your body while in line
*  Say “thank you” to the person who serves you
*  Eat your own food  
*  Clean up without being told
*  Help others to clean up
*  Be in Morning Gathering lines on time.
*  Eat your own food
*  Keep hands to self
*  Eat in your area
*  Help others get their breakfast
*  Ask others to eat with you
*  Smile at others
*  Wave “hello” to others
*  Welcome others
Morning Gathering
*  Listen to remember what is being said
*  Settle your body
*  Voices off
*  Eyes on the speaker
*  Be on time
*  Follow instructions quickly
*  Let others know expected behaviors with hand motions
*  Settle your body
*  Keep hands to self
*  Stay in your assigned area
*  Ask others to stand next to you
*  Smile at others
*  Wave “hello” to others
 
 
During School


 
Respectful
Acting towards others in ways that they feel cherished and honored.
Responsible
Acting in ways that show you are “doing what you know is right.”
Safe
Acting in ways that make sure others and yourself are not harmed.
Inclusive
Acting in ways that bring others closer to you.  
Classroom
*  Listen to teacher and follow directions
*  Following the 4 Ls at the tables (Look, Listen, Low, Lean)
*  Follow classroom rules without being told
* Consider others’ viewpoints
*  Be ready every day to learn
*  Have your materials ready every day
*  Use classroom materials with care
*  Save loud voices for the playground
*  Settle your body
*  Keep hands to self
*  Walk in classroom
*  Use materials properly
*  Push in chairs
* Include others by inviting them into your discussions
* Help others
* Respect others’ viewpoints
* Support others
* Solve problems peacefully
* Be a good role model
Lunch Tables
*  Speak kindly to others
*  Follow the 4 Ls
*  Respect others’ viewpoints
*  Appreciate what others bring for lunch especially when it is different than what you are used to eating
*  Eat your own food  
*  Clean up without being told
*  Help others to clean up
*  Put your lunchboxes away into lunch bins
*  Save loud voices for the playground
*  Eat the whole time
*  Wait to be dismissed
*  Keep bodies seated
*  Keep hands to self
*  Eat your own food
*  Invite others to sit with you
*  Make space for others
*  Offer to help others
*  Look for people by themselves and invite to join you
*  Say “Hi”
*  Smile at others
*  Respect others’ viewpoints



Playground
*  Agree on rules prior to starting game
*  Stop playing and give eye contact when the adult on yard duty speaks to you
*  Follow the rules of games
*  Stop, look, and listen to peers speaking to you
*  Consider others’ viewpoints
*  Use equipment safely and put away equipment when done playing
*  Pick up trash 
*  Line up when the bell rings
*  Stay in boundaries
*  If someone is injured, stop and help.
*  If you see someone making an unsafe choice, get help
*  Keep hands to self
*  Use words to express frustration
*  Follow playground rules
*  Listen to the adult on yard duty
*  Stay in boundaries
*  Use playground equipment safely
*  Invite others to play
*  Offer to help
*  Be kind with words and actions
*  Say “Hi”
*  Smile at others
*  Look for people by themselves and invite to join you
Bathroom
*  Give others privacy in stalls
*  Give personal space
*  Use the bathroom and then return to class quickly
*  Wash hands
*  Throw away paper towels
*  Flush toilets
*  Turn off water when done
*  Use quiet voices in bathroom
*  Walk in bathrooms
*  Keep feet on the ground
*  Turn off water when done
*  Remember that games are for the playground
*  Wait your turn and let others go first if you can wait
*  Be mindful of handicapped stalls and leave open for those who need them.
Hallways
*  Settle your body
*  Lower voices
*  Keep hands off work on the bulletin boards
*  Walk with a settled body
*  Carry your belongings
*  When in groups, walk slowly and carefully so you don’t trip yourself or others
*  When you are walking alone in the hall, walk quickly so you can return to class quickly