Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a school-wide system of tools and
strategies for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior. It is a framework for creating customized school systems that support student outcomes and academic success. PBIS is a school-wide preventative behavior program that take the approach of being proactive and preventative. It changes the focus from the negative behaviors to the positive expectations and interactions.
Reagan Elementary has been recognized by the State of California as a Platinum level PBIS School. This is the highest level of recognition and we are proud to offer our students the support and encouragement that makes coming to school each day enjoyable.
An important piece to PBIS is the understanding that appropriate behavior and social skills require DIRECT teaching to students just like math and reading. We cannot assume that students automatically have these skills.
Another important piece to PBIS is the data that we are able to collect which helps our site to make informed decisions about school-wide expectations and practices. This data also helps our team determine which students need additional support and/or interventions through various programs offered on site during the school day.
Check-in/Check-out: students are partnered with a staff member on campus for a regular check-in and check-out to establish goals for the day and allows the student the positive reinforcement that they may need to be successful.
Playworks: a curriculum used during the unstructured time (such as recess) that an adult will teach students how to play with others, take turns, ask to join in play, and engage is safe and appropriate play.
P.A.C.K Lab: this is an intervention offered during lunchtime where students learn about appropriate behavior both in and out of the classroom. The lessons are targeted toward student’s specific needs such as how to ask for help, attending to task, participating in class, assignment completion, etc.
These are just a few of the common interventions we offer at Reagan. We are always analyzing data to ensure we provide the appropriate support and intervention based on our student’s needs.