PBIS definition

PBIS at Home

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a very important approach for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments in schools, and making sure that all students have social skills needed to learn the best way that they can.  At Sunnyside, we make it a priority to teach positive behavior strategies, just as we teach about any other subject—like reading or math.

Behavioral Expectations

We recognize that students can only meet behavioral expectations if they know what the expectations are. Every year, staff at Sunnyside take time to teach appropriate behaviors (PBIS Round-Up). Everyone learns what is considered appropriate behavior and uses a common language to talk about it. We also frequently reinforce positive behavior by giving students Star Cards. These cards help students know that they are doing the right thing (Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible) and that they are helping our school community be the best that it can be. As many of you know, we have a weekly drawing with prizes, a small gesture that helps keep positive energy and enthusiasm in our school.

Thank You!

At Sunnyside we realize that parents are working extremely hard to help their children learn through distance learning. Teachers and staff understand the incredible efforts that adults are making to ensure that students are progressing academically and socially in these difficult times.


We would like to share some resources that would help bridge what we know about Positive Behavior Supports at school to the efforts that you are making at home. Below you will see some resources that you could use to implement Positive Behavior Supports at home.  These resources were created by Natalie Dobbins, our District Positive Behavior Teacher Specialist.

PBIS Pillars