Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based tiered framework for improving practices affecting student outcomes every day. It is a way to support everyone – to create the kinds of schools where all students are successful. 

    One of the key principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to focus on building prosocial skills, not simply attempting to eliminate challenging or problem behavior. We are working with each of our schools to continue that focus, as well as other key principles of PBIS, as we work collaborativelty to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The following are a few resources that can help bridge the PBIS efforts at school with distance learning. 





    Supporting Families with PBIS at Home

    Supporting Families with PBIS at Home

    Most children thrive when they have routines and structure. Schools set specific routines for students to follow during the day. The home schedule should  be posted in a visible central place for all to see. The more consistent the routines and schedule can be, the easier it will be to support prosocial behavior and prevent challenging behavior in the home.


    Responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak through PBIS


    Using PBIS language at home can reinforce positive prosocial behavior at home and in community. 

    Focus on prompt, teach, and reinforce things like:

    • Washing hands
    • Covering mouth with elbow for coughs and sneezes
    • Setting up expectations for distance learning (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible)
    • Emphasize Respect and sense of community
    • Support each other as a family

    Remote Learning Resources

    Home \ Remote Learning Supports

    Educator and Parent Resources and supports for topics like:

    • Discrete Trials
    • Token Boards
    • Behavior Modification
    • Visual Schedules
    • Movement Breaks



  • Set Home Expectations

    All schools within FCUSD utilize PBIS. Each school will have a chart with desired behaviors, including a description of how those behaviors will look like in each setting.

    For example, your child’s school might ask students to “Be Respectful” (what’s expected) in the classroom (where it’s expected) by raising their hand before speaking (the desired behavior). Often these charts can be found on the school’s website homepage. These can be adapted by families to fit the home setting. Examples of an expectations table for home and school are below.

    School Example





    Be Respectful

    Raise your hand before speaking

    Throw your food away when done eating

    Listen to teacher instructions

    Be Responsible

    Turn in your homework when it is due

    Bring your lunch money to lunch

    Have your backpack ready

    Be Safe

    Walk when holding scissors

    Keep feet on the floor

    Walk in the hallways


    Home Example


    Virtual Classroom

    Meal Time


    Be Respectful

    Keep background noise to a minimum when engaged in lesson

    Be kind to family members during conversation Put your dishes in the sink

    Be polite when reminded about bedtime


    Be Responsible

    Do your best work Turn in your homework when it is due

    Wash your hands before helping with meal preparation and/or eating

    Go to bed on time


    Be Safe

    Keep open drink away from computer keyboard

    Keep feet on the floor

    Wash your hands before brushing your teeth