Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports

PBIS Behavior Matrix

School behavior creates our school climate. As a school, we want to be proactive in teaching our students positive behaviors. White Marsh Elementary is continuing to implement the program, “Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports” or (PBIS). We are using this program to help our students have a safe, positive learning environment and to provide consistency in all areas of our school.
What does PBIS look like at White Marsh Elementary?

  1. Be Respectful
  2. Be Responsible
  3. Be Safe

You will see these expectations posted throughout the school. Teachers taught lessons at the beginning of the year to explicitly teach these three expectations to our students for all areas of the school (cafeteria, playground, classroom, bus, bathroom). To reinforce these expectations, your child/children will be receiving a monthly punch card which will be used for rewards throughout the school year.

How can you be a partner in this effort?
We want you to be a partner in helping us make our school a more positive place for our children to learn. To ensure that you as parents and your child/children as students are aware of the expectations at White Marsh. We are including the behavioral matrix. Please be sure to go over the matrix with your child and return the bottom portion of this letter to your child’s teacher. Additional ways to be involved are: using the expectations in your home and reviewing the expectations at home.

Tips for Getting Behavior in Shape at Home

If you have any suggestions for the program, please send an email to Ms. Seidel, kseidel(at)talbotschools.org