Gateway PBIS

Gateway Elementary School is a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports school.  PBIS is a school-wide philosophy with an emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments (www.pbis.org/schoolPBIS).  These supports and strategies will be implemented in all areas of our school including the classroom and non-classroom settings such as hallways, buses, and restrooms.

What does PBIS look like at Gateway Elementary?

PBIS is a positive behavior support program! The purpose of PBIS at Gateway is to provide a safe, orderly place for all students to L.E.A.R.N:






PBIS Key Concepts

The PBIS program at Gateway incorporates two key concepts:

One is a celebration system to encourage good behavior. The other is a “refocus” system to help a student to correct behaviors and get them back in the classroom as soon as possible to continue learning.


Students earn “LEARN” tickets for positive behavior at school, including the classroom, the playground, and the lunchroom. The students will collect tickets on a monthly basis and if they meet the goal for the number of tickets, will be admitted to the PBIS special event for that month. We will also have a drawing for prizes every month—students who exceed the goal will be eligible to win prizes. The PBIS special events (extra recess, performers, outdoor carnival) motivate positive behavior choices.

Refocus System

The goal of this system is to help students achieve positive behavior. Our belief is that there is great power in taking a moment to refocus and reset ourselves to achieve our goals. When students are not meeting behavior expectations, we work in partnership with them to create a successful plan of recovery to be ready to L.E.A.R.N. that involves a refocus and reset.

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