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 respectful words
  • 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

Hallways & Walkways

  • K-6 Line up quietly
  • 7-8 Walk quietly
  • Use inside voice between classes
  • Head directly to your destination
  • Keep hallways clean
  • Make way for other students
    • Walk
    • Hands, feet, objects to self

    Outdoor Areas

    • Follow adult directions
    • Use respectful words
    • Use “I Statements”
    • Bring personal supplies
  • Take care of school and personal property
  • Keep areas clean
  • Include and share with others
    • Walk
    • Hands, feet, objects to self
    • Ask permission to leave

    Restrooms

    • Keep restroom clean
    • Mind other’s privacy
    • Use restroom during appropriate times
  • Tell adult if restroom needs attention
    • Wash hands
    • Return directly to class

    Community Areas

    (parking lot & off-site field trip locations)

    • Follow adult directions
    • Raise hand and wait to be called on
    • Use respectful words
    • Bring personal supplies
    • Participate
    • Tell adult if community area needs attention
    • Keep personal and community areas clean
    • Walk
    • Keep hands, feet and objects to self
    • Stay with adults in designated area
    • Use inside voice in vehicles