Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

PBIS: Superheroes of Character

Our goal is for each child to demonstrate the

Dear Parent(s),

The PBIS program (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) program is a nationwide research-based program. Scott Elementary follows this model to encourage positive student behavior. In line with our superhero theme, being a Superhero of Character means following the Scott Elementary rules of conduct and behavior that is explained in the provided School Wide Expectations Matrix.

What is meant by school wide positive behavior support plan?

Instead of using many different behavioral management plans in each classroom, a consistent system of expectations and rewards for all students within a school is implemented in areas including classroom and non-classroom settings, or Strike Zones. Every student will participate in quarterly school-wide behavior celebrations to acknowledge their efforts to make positive choices. Each grade level will also plan monthly rewards for all students who exhibit the behaviors shown in the School Wide Expectations Matrix. These rewards are typically low cost/ fun activities. However, if a student fails to comply with the set standards of behavior, he or she will receive a consequence called a strike. Students with 3 strikes or an aggressive/physical office discipline referral at the end of each month will have an opportunity to practice/discuss appropriate behaviors on the matrix.

All students will start each month with zero strikes. The areas in which a strike can be given to a student are called “Strike Zones”. These include the Hallways,Restrooms, the Cafeteria and Playground. These areas outside of the classroom are where we see most of our problematic behaviors.

Why is it so important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors?

Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behaviors are important pieces of a student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and celebrating students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.

What is my role as a parent? 

Ask your child how his or her day went. Encourage your child to be a good citizen and to consistently implement the three Rs: Respect, Responsibility, and Right Choices.


Each quarter, students earn a school-wide reward for their efforts to follow the school-wide expectations of PBIS.

  • 1st Quarter: Fall Festival
  • 2nd Quarter: Watch a sporting event put on by teachers.
  • 3rd Quarter: Let's Go to the Movies
  • 4th Quarter: Field Day

CICO (Check In/Check Out)


The CICO program is designed to build a positive relationship between a staff member and a student in order to help the student have successful days both academically and behaviorally. By participating in CICO, it is also intended for your child to gain goal-setting skills and organizational skills as well as build supportive relationships that will hopefully result in a more positive learning experience.

A report will be filled out daily by the teacher(s) and checked at the end of the day by our coordinators, Mr. Ballard & Mr. Barnes. Students will need to pick up their report every morning in the large gym between 8:00am and 8:20am and then return to the coordinators at the end of the school day. The student will be able to earn incentives and rewards for appropriate behavior.

As parents, you are responsible for making sure your child arrives on time each day for Check-In and that you review and sign the daily CICO Report. Together, we can make this a positive experience for your child.

If you have any questions about the CICO Program, please call the school at 746-4738 and ask to speak to our school social worker.