Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Creating safer and more effective schools

About the Program

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) enhances the ability of schools to educate all children while using research-based, schoolwide, and classroom discipline systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective schoolwide, classroom, and student-specific discipline plans. PBIS includes schoolwide procedures and processes intended for:

  • All students, all staff, and in all settings.

  • Non-classroom settings within the school environment.

  • Individual classrooms and teachers.

  • Individual student supports for the estimated 1-5 percent of students who present the most challenging behaviors.

PBIS is a team-based process that creates an environment in which school-based teams of educators are trained in:

  • Systems change.

  • Effective behavior management principles and practices.

  • Applications of research-validated instruction and practices.

Each school develops their own overarching expectations, routines, and procedures to reflect the essential elements of PBIS within their school culture.

PBIS Implementations at Frost

The Frost Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Committee has added to the traditional tenants of the program with some new initiatives to further instill a culture of kindness at Frost. School-wide falcon focus lessons introduced students to the four PBIS “in the zone“ characteristics of respect, responsibility, good citizenship, and honesty. 

  • Falcon Focus Lessons: Throughout the school year, there will be additional lessons to allow students the opportunity to explore topics such as diversity, being thankful, respect, and the harmful effects of name-calling.  

  • Positive Days: To further build a culture of kindness and positivity, we’ve dedicated periodic days throughout the year to infuse uplifting and random acts of kindness. These have included “Compliment Monday” and “High Five Friday”. Students, staff, and visitors are all encouraged to participate!

  • Spirit Days: The Frost community will be encouraged to wear a certain color or clothing item to support a national or global kindness cause  

  • Zone Cards & Drawings: Staff will continue to issue “in the zone” cards to students caught being respectful, honest, responsible, or a good citizen. Students put the cards they earn in a box during their lunch, and a PBIS committee member will be doing drawings on various Fridays during lunches. Students will be completing a survey that will help the team determine what prizes most kids would like so that the zone cards will be valuable and worth their effort.   

  • Quarterly Zone Winners: Each quarter, the 7th and 8th-grade interdisciplinary teams pick two students who exemplify the four zone characteristics.  Those students will receive a certificate, the glowing descriptions from their teachers who nominated them, and a letter home to their parents.  Students will also be displayed on the bulletin board in the front hallway for that quarter. 

PBIS Contacts

The PBIS Committee encourages parents and all members of the Frost community to participate in PBIS activities where possible!  Please contact Roberta Relich at RSRelich@fcps.edu or Brig Carrie at BRCarrie@fcps.edu with questions.

Expectations Be Responsible Be Honest Be Respectful Be a Good Citizen
Classroom
  • Be on time and prepared with required materials
  • Complete homework
  • Make up work when absent
  • Start each class ready to learn
  • Admit mistakes
  • Make sure your work is your own
  • Keep your work to yourself
  • Listen while others are talking
  • Follow classroom rules and procedures
  • Pay attention to the speaker
  • Contribute to your team
  • Leave the classroom better than the way you found it
  • Give everyone a chance to be heard
Hallways and Walkways
  • Have passport 
  • Lock locker
  • Keep moving and stay to the right
  • Walk
  • Touch only your locker and property
  • Use only your own passport
  • Say "excuse me"
  • Use school appropriate language
  • Follow adult direction
  • Make it to class on time
  • Sign in if you are tardy
  • Help others who are being bullied
  • Report bullying to an adult
All Settings
  • Be on time
  • Follow the SR&R
  • Follow school procedures
  • Keep track of property and materials
  • Be truthful
  • Ask permission before using an item that is not your own
  • Take care of school property and use it appropriately
  • Be kind and supportive to each other
  • Recognize each others' differences
  • Follow adult directions
  • Take care of yourself
  • Make positive contributions to our school community
  • Follow through on your committments
  • Clean up after yourself and others
  • Be considerate of others
  • Help others
  • Help others who are bullied
  • Report bullying to an adult