What are Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS)?
PBIS is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data systems and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS helps create schools where all students succeed.
PBIS Guiding Principles
- All students are valuable and deserve respect
- School climate is a shared responsibility among administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students
- All students can be taught appropriate behaviors
- Regular positive reinforcement (feedback) of behaviors will help them to occur more frequently
- School personnel must be willing to examine their own behavior as students are taught to change theirs
- Cultural differences exist and need to be understood
- Positive relationships between students and adults are key to student success
- Punishment is not an effective way to sustain behavior change
- Problem behavior = learning error
PBIS is a proactive and equitable framework that supports school staff in their efforts to move from reactive to proactive behavioral instruction and intervention. At IC Imagine, using the PBIS framework allows us to develop practices to prevent problem behavior and to teach and reinforce expected behaviors consistently across school settings. In Spring 2022, a school culture committee was created and began the work of revising our PBIS matrix to provide consistency and support across our whole building – for staff and students.
What does this look like at IC Imagine?
At IC Imagine, we understand that creating a positive school culture and behavioral framework begins with the adults.
Fostering positive relationships is essential to creating a safe space for students to learn academic, social, emotional and behavioral skills. In fact, positive relationships improve student behavior and build student motivation, attachment, resiliency and new pathways for learning.
School climate is a shared responsibility among administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students.
This matrix provides students and families clear expectations and rules. Our faculty is committed to teaching students procedures that result in meeting behavioral expectations.
When we focus on behavior expectations at IC Imagine, we expect Kingfishers to DIVE. DIVE is an acronym for our four over-arching expectations: Do Everything Safely, I am a Leader, Value and Engage.
When students violate our Student Code of Conduct, IC Imagine implements restorative practices along with consequences.
We ask that each family read and review these consequences with your child(ren) so everyone is aware of these updates. These can be found on pages 8-23 of the 2022-2023 Family Handbook. Please also be aware Code of Conduct Violations that result in suspension or Drug and Alcohol Offenses affect your child’s ability to participate in or attend extracurricular events.
Additionally, we updated our Athletic Eligibility requirements. You can view this information by reading the IC Imagine Interscholastic Athletics Policy or the 2022-2023 Athletics Handbook. If your student is an athlete, it is important for your family to read and review these requirements together so everyone is aware of how Code of Conduct Violations that result in suspension or Drug and Alcohol Offenses affect an athlete’s eligibility at IC Imagine.