Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS)


Snow Elementary School has adopted Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) to promote a positive learning experience for all Snow School students.  The goal is to teach students what behaviors are expected of them and help the students take responsibility for their learning and behavior.  Clear procedures for discipline, reasonable rules, and logical consequences are fundamental in a positive school climate.  The students themselves can take the credit.  Knowing what to expect helps students evaluate situations, make responsible decisions, and behave appropriately.  When students clearly understand the consequence of an action, they can then choose intelligent and responsible behavior.

 What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support?

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) is an approach to supporting students to be successful in schools.  PBIS was developed from research in the fields of behavior theory and effective instruction.  PBIS supports all students through intervention ranging from a school-wide system to a system for developing individualized plans for specific students. School-wide PBIS focuses on the development and implementation of pro-active procedures and practices to prevent problem behavior for all students and improve school climate.

School Rules

Snow School’s three basic rules are simple, but important, for promoting educational excellence and maintaining a safe school.

  1. Be Safe
  2. Be Respectful
  3. Be Responsible 

Snow Elementary School Rules


Be Responsible

Be Safe

Be Respectful


Walk directly to the bathroom, and return to class promptly.

Flush after going.

Wash your hands.

Put paper towels in the trash.

Keep floors clean and dry.

Keep soap and water in the sink.

Respect others’ privacy.

Use for business purposes only.


Ask permission to get up during lunch.

Clean up your mess.

If a trash can is full, use a different one.

Walk at all times.

Leave space between you and others in line.

Hold tray with both hands.

Eat only your food.

Use quiet voices and kind words.

Listen to and follow adult directions.

Use manners like “please” and “thank you.”

Hall/School Grounds

Walk directly to where you are going.

Take care of school grounds and property.

Take care of personal belongings.

Walk facing forward at all times.

Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Walk outside yellow lines around doorways.

Listen and follow directions.

Use kind words and actions.

Quiet voice, hands, and feet.


Use the numbered placeholders when looking at a book.

Return the book to the correct location.

Return your library book.

Follow technology expectations.

Enter and exit quietly and calmly.

Use walking feet.

Sit properly at the tables and couches (feet on the floor, bottom on the chair).

Use a quiet voice so others can focus on their reading.

Listen to and follow adult directions.


Use walking feet.

Use respectful language.

Follow directions from the office staff.

Only use the phone after asking office staff.

Keep hands and feet to yourself.

Only come through designated door.

Wait patiently and quietly.

Wait in line with your Blizzard Bear.

Separate the white copy from the yellow copy before getting in line.

Class/All Areas of Learning

Ask permission to leave the room.

Be prepared.

Participate in class.

Complete class work.


Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.

Use school property as intended.

Use appropriate volume and tone.

Use positive language.

Follow directions.


Eat snack before playing.

Freeze when the bell rings.

Walk promptly to line after the whistle blows.

Follow game rules.

Stay within the boundaries.

Play with caution.

Eat at benches or on dots.

Use equipment appropriately.

Use kind words and actions.

Solve problems peacefully.

Follow adult directions.

Be fair.


Have all school materials needed.

Arrive to school on time.

Wait in the patio behind the white line.

Keep cell phones off and stored in backpacks.

Watch for vehicles.

Walk on campus.

Use crosswalks.

Walk bikes, scooters, etc.

Lock bikes on designated racks.

Use helmets.

Exit vehicles when car has completely stopped.

Listen to yard duties.

Be mindful of other people’s belongings.


Take all personal belongings home.

Cell phones can only be used in the patio area to communicate transportation.

Be ready to enter your vehicle promptly.

Wait calmly behind the yellow line for pick-up.

When walking, use crosswalks and watch for vehicles.

Walk bikes, scooters, etc.

Use helmets.

Stay out of the trees and off the fence.

Respect others’ personal space.

Respect school property.

Using Technology

Log into your own account.

Use sites approved by the teacher.

Complete the task that is being assigned.

Share or comment only when you are assigned to.

Place computers on a steady surface.

Keep area around computers dry.

Handle computers and I-pads with care.

Wrap the cords of headphones and mice nicely.

Put back all technology where it belongs.

Keep backgrounds and icons exactly the way you found it.