PBIS at Home

Schools implementing PBIS create a set of expectations, share them with the students and then model them using class exercises. These expectations remain the same for students on the playground, in the classroom and on the bus. But, what about at home?

Using PBIS at home can help students maintain those expectations.

Family Involvement in School-wide PBIS

Schools implementing PBIS are typically eager to have participation from parents and families. So, get ready to get involved!

In the early stages of PBIS, schools will often send a letter discussing:

  • “The Rules” or a set of simple expectations, developed by the school, to communicate what is expected of all students in all areas of the school.
  • Rewards used to reinforce positive behavior.
  • Consequences of choosing to go against the rules.

As parents, this letter provides you with a great tool! You can review the letter with your child so both of you understand what is expected at school. Ask your child, “Do you understand these rules? Do you think you can follow these rules at school?” This is also an opportunity to talk about your expectations at home. Consider posting the expectations on your refrigerator door and use them for reference. Don’t forget, you must inspect what you expect!

Get Involved in Your School’s PBIS Initiative

  • Learn more about PBIS.
  • Join the PBIS Leadership Team at your child’s school.
  • Review the PBIS materials sent home with your child.
  • Learn “The Rules” that have been implemented at your child’s school and create consistency by enforcing them at home.
  • Encourage other parents and family members to take an active role in PBIS.
  • Share the PBIS successes from your family with your child’s PBIS leaders.

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