You may have heard the term PBIS used around Patterson. Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (PBIS) system is a framework for schools to explicitly teach expectations, set up strong systems, and reinforce positive student behaviors. Students thrive when school systems are consistent and predictable. Inconsistent systems greatly challenge young students who are unable to understand and meet expectations. Strong school systems support a positive learning climate and, ultimately, higher student achievement. Parents can support students at home using similar PBIS principles:
· Create consistent schedules around homework, screen time, meals, and sleep.
· Be specific in your directions. Instead of telling a child to “clean their room,” write out the details that they need to complete to have a clean room.
· Communicate changes that may be occurring in your home.
· Recognize your child for the positive things that they do.
Our school’s PBIS program is described in the Parent Resources tab of our website. If you have any further questions about the program or would like to talk about supporting your child at home, please do not hesitate to call the school.
Your Partner in Education,