PBIS

PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies) is a school wide behavior/discipline program that Flagstaff Junior Academy implements in every grade.

It became evident that FJA needed a school wide program, to ensure that all staff and students are essentially “on the same page” when it comes to student behavior and expectations in the classroom, at lunch/recess, in the hallways, at assemblies, etc. I think we can all agree that in order for students to learn, and to get the most out of their educational experience, a classroom and school need to be orderly and certain behavioral expectations must be met by all. That’s where this program comes into play.

A PBIS committee made up of several teachers was created to research programs that would fit into our school culture. PBIS was studied and a consensus was reached by the committee that it would be a constructive and positive program. PBIS will be a common part of every student’s vocabulary this year, and in the long run will allow students to learn more, and teachers to be more effective.

The purpose of this program is to teach students expected behavior, as opposed to simply expecting students to know what their teacher expects. This framework will allow students to reflect on behaviors, experience accountability, and through effort on their part, make the correct and expected changes. Thank you for your support.

FJA Expectation Matrix

Respect Effort Citizenship Safety

Learning Areas

  • Raise hand and wait to be called on
  • Use Inside Voice
  • Use recpectful words
  • Follow Adult Directions
  • Be on time
  • Bring personal supplies
  • Work hard
  • Participate
  • Take care of school and personal property 
  • Keep personal and community areas clean 
  • Include others in group work
  • Walk
  • Hands, feet, objects to self 
  • Ask permission to leave
  • Mask always worn over nose and mouth (optional)
  • Maintain 3′-6′ distance when possible
  • Wash hands/sanitize on entry
Hallways and Walkways
  • K-6 Line up quietly
  • 7-8 Walk quietly
  • Use inside voice between classes 
  • follow adult directions
  • Head directly to your destination
  • Keep hallways clean
  • Make way for other students
  • Walk
  • Hands, feet, objects to self
  • Mask always worn over nose and mouth (optional)
  • Maintain 3′-6′ distance when possible
Restrooms
  • Keep restroom clean
  • Mind other’s privacy
  • Use retroom during appropriate times
  • Tell adult if restroom needs attention
  • Return directly to class
  • Mask always worn over nose and mouth (optional)
  • Maintain 3′-6′ distance when possible
  • Wash hands/sanitize after using bathroom

Community,

Outdoor and Field Trip

  • Follow adult directions
  • Use respectful words (I statements)
  • Raise hand and wait to be called on 
  • Use respectful words
  • Bring personal supplies
  • Participate
  • Take care of school and personal property (clean)
  • Tell adult if area needs attention
  • Include and share with others
  • Walk 
  • Ask permission to leave
  • Hands, feet, objects to self
  • Stay w/adults/designated area
  • Use inside voice in vehicles
  • Mask always worn over nose and mouth (optional)
  • Maintain 3′-6′ distance when possible