PBIS at Nisqually
Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) is a pro-active approach to increasing positive student behavior through direct instruction. At Nisqually, staff teach behavior expectations to students that are consistent with pro-social traits that align with our Totem Traits, Responsible, Respectful, Caring, and Safe. The behavior expectations are taught to students during advisory and the expectations are retaught and reinforced throughout the school year as needed. Each common area has specific expectations that align with our Totem Traits. Students receive positive recognition for following behavior expectations. Students who have difficulty with learning behavior expectations are provided additional instruction in small groups or on an individual basis. Parents play a key role in supporting PBIS by positively acknowledging their students when they follow the behavior expectations at their school. Through PBIS, school staff are able to encourage pro-social behavior and maximize instructional time that could otherwise be lost with behavioral redirection.