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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to reaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe environment in which all students can learn.
The foundation of PBIS at April Lane School is the building -wide expectations:
  • Be Positive
  • Be Accountable
  • Be Safe.
PBIS Drinking Fountain
In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS has four other components:
  1. A behavior matrix wich explains behavior expectations in school setting;
  2. Direct teaching on the expectations;
  3. PBIS recognition cards; and
  4. Behavior tracking sheets to record and address inappropriate behaviors.
The behavior matrix is a detailed description of expected behavior in each setting of the school. For example, in the cafeteria it is respectful to say "please" and "thank you" "It is responsible to clean your space" etc. The matrix will be posted in classrooms, around school and sent home.


Throughout the school year, students will be taught the four expectation. Teachers will help students learn what the expectations "look" and "sound" like in every setting during the school day.   These lessons will be re-taught and reinforced throughout the school year, and become a regular part of our instructional program.
PBIS Office


Acknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior is one of the best ways to change inappropriate behavior. At April Lane each student will earn PAW tickets for meeting behavior expectations. When goals are met, students will enjoy taking trips to the PBIS PAWS STORE every Friday during lunch recess, as well as participating in periodic PBIS events.

PBIS Hallway


Even with clear expectations and positive reinforcement, sometimes children will misbehave. To address inappropriate behavior, a Referral Form has been implemented. Discipline issues are divided into major and minor infractions.
  • Major infractions are issues that result in office time. Parents/guardians will always be notified by the principal or teacher about major infractions.
  • Minor infractions are behaviors that are disruptive to the learning environment, but are handled by the supervising staff member.
April Lane recognizes that sometimes families need information and support to help students be successful at school. April Lane staff provides a Parent Request for Assistance form that you can fill out and submit. Then an April Lane staff member will contact you within two days of your referral, and all information will keep confidential.