What is PBIS?
Buckingham Elementary School utilizes the PBIS Program (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports), a proactive approach to school-wide discipline. This program focuses on creating and sustaining an environment for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing challenging behaviors through a collaborative team approach.
Teaching appropriate expectations and providing students with helpful strategies makes this initiative a rewarding component to our classroom instruction.
Our goal is to have consistent behavioral expectations throughout the school, which will enable all students to be academically and behaviorally successful.
PBIS Mission Statement
It is the mission of the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Team at Buckingham Elementary School to facilitate the effective teaching and learning of positive behavioral expectations. Our purpose is to help each child reach his or her greatest potential. Through positive behavioral supports, we aspire to teach life skills that enable children to deal confidently with the complex and rapidly changing world.
At Buckingham Elementary School, students have rights and privileges as well as responsibilities. As a school, we have set high standards for students to conduct themselves in a way that is respectful and helps to build a positive climate essential for learning. Students can expect school staff to reinforce the following school-wide expectations:
All students are taught the BES expectations through a matrix, or chart. Students are specifically taught how to show respect for yourself, others, learning, and the environment in each of the following areas:
· Bus · Hallway · Classroom
· Bathroom · Cafeteria · Playground · Assemblies
Systems are in place for re-teaching expected behaviors when necessary.
Bucky Bucks - Bear Dollars
Bucky Bucks are a tangible symbol of positive praise given to students in recognition of their appropriate behavior choices.
On Bucky Buck Trade-In Day students can trade in their Bucky Bucks for grade level incentives, like being a Staff Member’s Helper. Students may also choose to save their Bucky Bucks for school-wide incentives such as a Walk to the Park!
In the 2016-2017 school year BES students earned 158,266 Bucky Bucks.
Ask your child how they demonstrated respect to earn BUCKY BUCKS today!
Students will need 40 Bucky Bucks to participate. Students may need to be encouraged to save Bucky Bucks for these incentives, rather than trading in during the monthly coupon cash-ins. The school-wide incentives are scheduled during the following months.
October 30, 2017 - Hay Ride
February 26, 2018 - Teddy Bear Adoption
April 6, 2018 – Sports Spectacular
May 31, 2018 - Walk to Park
Tiered Intervention System
Positive behavior intervention and support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the fit or link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs.
Attention is focused on creating and sustaining Tier 1 (universal for ALL students), Tier 2 (targeted group support for SOME students), and Tier 3 (individual support for a FEW students) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional. (https://www.pbis.org/school/tier2supports)
The colored graphic shows the systems in place for students at BES to help shape and encourage positive behaviors.
Sample PBIS Lesson Plans
Below are a few sample lesson plans to address behaviors in different areas of the school.
Please check back for more updated lesson plans and resources throughout the year.