Behavioral Strategies PBIS


Discipline at Peace Dale Elementary School

The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Strategies (PBIS) program is currently in its fifth year at Peace Dale School.  Through the support of both staff and students, this program has been successful in reinforcing the positive behaviors associated with being RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, and SAFE, the Peace Dale Elementary School Rules.  We use data collected about behaviors to focus our attention on areas of need and implement strategies to support students accordingly.  

Through the PBIS program, the expectations of respectful, responsible, and safe behavior are broken down into specific behaviors in the various places within the school (ex. classroom, hallway, cafeteria, etc.), and students are explicitly taught these behaviors.  These positive behaviors are reinforced in two ways:  through positive recognition for students who exemplify them and through reminders in the form of infraction slips when a student violates them. Please reference the Parent Handbook to review all discipline procedures.

What is Making a Splash?  
We take the time to recognize students who demonstrate these positive behaviors by rewarding them with SPLASH tickets.  One portion of the SPLASH ticket is sent home for the student to share with his/her family, while the other portion is placed in a classroom fish tank.  Splashes are drawn for prizes at monthly PBIS assemblies. Students are also recognized for their positive behavior during morning announcements. The SPLASH tickets continue to be a hit with the children!