• Watkins Nance Elementary School Rockets


    Remember to be:


    On Task


    and Kind

  • Primary Prevention

  • Secondary Prevention

  • Tertiary Prevention

  • Purpose Statement:

    We will work collaboratively to support positive behavior in order to maximize academic achievement and improve social interactions for all students.



  • This manual is for all teachers and staff at Watkins-Nance Elementary School.

    The purpose of this handbook is to explain the school-wide positive behavioral interventions and support (PBIS) plan at Watkins-Nance Elementary School. This is a living document, meaning that it should be updated as needed. During the 2016-2017 school year, the PBIS Committee worked diligently to devise a universal (Tier 1) system of supports for all students in the school. These supports include clearly defined behavioral expectations, teaching these expectations to students, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior. Once this system is in place and functioning, the PBIS Committee will evaluate which non-classroom areas or specific behaviors that require additional support and teaching.

    For a school-wide system to work effectively, it is important that each staff member reads and understands this manual of support. Questions can be directed to the PBIS Committee or the PBIS Coach (this manual contains a listing of the personnel).

    With respect,

    Mrs. Alicia Lyles, PBIS Coach

    Your PBIS Coach

  • Definition

    School-wide positive behavior intervention and supports (SW-PBIS) is a system of tools and strategies for defining, teaching, acknowledging appropriate behavior, and correcting inappropriate behavior.

    It is a framework for creating customized school systems that support student outcomes and academic success.

    SWPBIS is for the whole school, it is preventative, and it changes the paradigm of focus from negative behaviors and exchanges to positive expectations and interactions.

    There are four main elements in SW-PBIS:

    • Customized practices to support student behavior, such as defining and teaching appropriate behavior.

    • Systems of support for educators in the school; such as school-wide behavioral expectations, indicators, and coaching.

    • Data-based decision making, which is the corner stone of the behavior problem-solving process.

    • And, the combination of these to enable school-wide outcomes, which promote social proficiency and academic success.

  • Specific Practices and Supports


    Clearly Defined Behavioral Expectation                                                    

    • Behavior Matrix

    • Behavior Indicators

    • Procedures

    System of Acknowledging Appropriate Behavior

    • Strategies for Acknowledging Appropriate Behaviors

    • Rocket Pride Cards

    System of Correcting Inappropriate Behavior

    • Strategies for Correcting Behavior

    • Classroom Referral

    • Office Discipline Referral

    Support for Educators

    • PBIS Committee

    • PBIS Coach

  • PBIS Meetings Are Held Every First Tuesday of the Month from 2:45-3:30 PM in the Media Center

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