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PBIS Information

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

In accordance with PBIS, we have adopted a unified set of classroom expectations and rules, which are enumerated in our PBIS matrix. These rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see our matrix posted throughout the school. It is a visual explanation of our expectations and rules. Please be reminded that behaviors not specifically listed on the matrix will be dealt with as they occur using PBIS practices.

PBIS also supports a school-wide system of consequences, which is fundamental to a successful program.

Rockfish Elementary School Expectations and Rules Matrix


R – Respectful       *Listen to directions.
                               *Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
O – Orderly            *Enter and exit in a quiet and orderly manner.
                               *Stay in line and walk on sidewalks.
C – Considerate     *Pay attention to others.
                               *Be on time.
K – Keep on Track *Turn in notes to your teacher.
                               *Check in and out with your teacher.


R – Respectful       *Raise your hand.
                               *Follow directions quickly and quietly.
O – Orderly             *Keep your desk space clean.
                               *Help keep your classroom clean.
C – Considerate     *Think before speaking or acting.
                               *Be prepared to learn and work.
                               *Engage in learning.
K – Keep on Track  *Do your best.
                               *Work well with others.


R – Respectful        *Walk silently.
                                *Do not touch the walls, displays, or others.
O – Orderly             *Walk in a straight line on right side of the hall.
                                *Always face forward.
C – Considerate      *Keep hands and feet in correct walking positions.
                                *Keep hands and feet to yourself.
K – Keep on Track  *Walk directly to your destination.


R – Respectful       *Say please and thank you.
                               *Stay in your space.
                               *Talk quietly.
O – Orderly             *Wait your turn.
                               *Arrive and depart quietly.
                               *Walk carefully and safely with trays.
C – Considerate     *Clean your space.
                                *Use good table manners.
                                *Eat only your food.
K – Keep on Track  *Eat in a timely manner.


R – Respectful        *Ask for an emergency.
                                *Wait quietly for your turn.
O – Orderly              *Stay in an orderly line.
                                *Stand quietly in line.
C – Considerate      *Hush, rush, flush, and wash.
                                *Always give privacy.
K – Keep on Track  *Return to class quietly and quickly.


R – Respectful        *Share PE equipment.
                                *Everyone plays.
                                *Use polite and nice words.
O – Orderly             *Walk to the playground.
                                *Line up when playtime is over.
C – Considerate      *Take turns.
                                *Practice good sportsmanship.
K – Keep on Track   *Listen for and to teacher instructions.
                                *Stay in designated areas.


R – Respectful        *Speak quietly.
                                *Use nice words.
                                *Be silent when asked to do so.
O – Orderly              *Stay in your seat.
                                *Be prepared for an emergency.
C – Considerate      *Share your space.
                                *Alert driver of any problems.
K – Keep on Track   *Follow bus rules.
                                 *Focus on safety.
                                 *Watch for bus stop.

Visit here for the Rockfish Elementary School Expectation Matrix.

Published by Krista Wirley on August 1, 2020