What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to supporting students to be successful in schools. PBIS was developed from research in the fields of behavior theory and effective instruction. PBIS supports all students through intervention ranging from a school-wide system to a system for developing individualized plans for specific students. School-wide PBIS focuses on the development and implementation of pro-active procedures and practices to prevent problem behavior for all students and improve school climate.

What is PBIS at Twin Rivers Charter School?

At TRCS we demonstrate the PAWSitive Tiger way to: Problem Solve, Act Responsibly, Work Together and Stay Safe.


Why do we have school-wide expectations?

The Behavior Expectations Matrix uses the school-wide rules to identify specific behavioral expectations across school settings. All staff and students are expected to know the school-wide rules. TRCS will be evaluated monthly to see if staff and students know the school-wide expectations. To be most effective, regular reinforcement using the school-wide expectations will be part of the school culture.

How do we recognize students for positive behaviors?

Ideally, students should be given a Terrific Tiger immediately following the appropriate behavior and be told exactly why they received the reward. In order to promote expected behavior, students need to know when and why they are being acknowledged. Terrific Tigers are entered into a weekly raffle for things like prizes and VIP lunches. Students are also recognized for their perfect attendance (98%+, Catchya Tickets and PAWS awards at assemblies). 

What happens when students do not follow expectations?

  1. Verbal Warning

  2. Restorative Justice Questioning

  3. Loss of Privilege (communication to parents)

  4. Behave Out (EdCode Violation- sent to office)

Updated 8/12/19