POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION SYSTEM
All schools in Tillamook School District #9 use PBIS as their behavior management system. PBIS focuses on prevention rather than reaction. We focus on acknowledging pro-social behavior and reteaching desired behaviors when students need it.
At South Prairie, we have three school rules: Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Be Responsible. Students are regularly instructed about expected behaviors in all areas of the building. Staff members use data to identify areas where reteaching is needed, and use variety of methods to relay the information to students.
Students who have been safe, respectful, or responsible may be rewarded with a "Bright Spot." Bright Spots are turned into weekly drawings where students have the opportunity to earn a small prize. Entire classes can earn tokens for displaying positive behavior. Classes work together to reach monthly goals for tokens. Classes who reach their goals have small celebrations like an extra 10 minute recess or lunch with the teacher. As a school we count our tokens and work toward large rewards like special assemblies, hat day, etc.
Occasionally students make poor decisions and may have to speak with a staff member about their behavior. Sometimes, the staff member may do a brief reteach and conference with the student. Other times the student may have to complete a Stop and Think. All serious behavior incidents are documented on office referrals and parent contact is made.
If you any questions regarding South Prairie's PBIS program, please feel free to contact your child's classroom teacher, the principal or visit the Positive Behavioral Intervention Support web site at www.pbis.org.
Staff are expected to:
Students are expected to: