Check out PBIS Rewards!
Students are earning wampums, a school currency, for demonstrating responsibility, respectfulness, reliability, readiness to learn, and safe behavior. While these are expected behaviors, our goal is to reward and reinforce students in these areas on the front end rather than having to issue consequences on the back end for misbehavior.
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports. It seeks to reduce or eliminate poor behavior schoolwide through the encouragement of positive behaviors. PBIS decreases office discipline referrals, increases instructional time, and improves student achievement. This intentional focus on positive reinforcement is creating and maintaining a positive school climate for the students and teachers.
Now, how does PBIS Rewards help with that?
PBIS Rewards is a digital platform that allows our staff members to recognize any student, anywhere for meeting behavior expectations. These behavior expectations are defined by the school then communicated and taught. So, when your child displays the behavior that is expected, they are recognized for it. The points earned through that recognition may be used to purchase items from the school’s PBIS store.
How does that benefit you, the parent?
As a parent, you can monitor your child’s progress and stay engaged with the PBIS Rewards Parent App! Download it for free on Google Play, the App Store, or Amazon Apps. Adding your child is simple. You’ll receive an email or letter with a QR code from your school. Open the PBIS Rewards Parent App and scan this QR code. If you have multiple children using PBIS Rewards at their school, you will be able to add each one separately.
Once your child is added to your PBIS Rewards Parent App, you will be able to see how many points they have earned, which the teacher rewarded them, and how they’re spending their points. The App also has a convenient way to respond to messages sent by your child’s teachers.
PBIS Rewards is helping us create a positive climate in which every student can learn and grow academically, socially, and emotionally. The PBIS Rewards Parent App is a great tool for you to stay connected and engaged with the PBIS initiative.