Hillcrest Elementary School strives to create a safe, orderly, and stimulating learning community for all of our students. In an effort to continue to improve our school climate, the faculty at Hillcrest have worked together to form a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) Program.
What Is School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
During the 21 Day Planner the students learn about PBIS. The plan has been created and will be implemented to promote Safety, Respect and Responsibility for all students and the entire Hillcrest Community.
All of the staff at Hillcrest will be teaching students the positive behaviors that they are expected to demonstrate at school.
Please take some time to review with your child the positive behavior expectations described on the Behavior Matrix found on our Hillcrest website, as well as the Hillcrest PBIS Flowchart and Pyramid. Ask your child to make sure he/she understands the expectations in different locations around school and on the bus. Please discuss the importance of these concepts and encourage your child to be a safe, respectful, and responsible.
With our continued support and involvement, there is no question that Hillcrest Elementary will continue to be a place where students can excel in a safe and stimulating environment. Research shows that when home and school work together, student achievement is guaranteed. We look forward to working with you as true partners in your child’s education.