PBIS at John L. Edwards Primary School

What is PBIS?

PBIS is a nationally recognized school-wide positive behavior intervention support program which focuses on those students that are “doing the right thing” and identifies those students that are at-risk and in need of extra support for early intervention. 


How does it work?

Prevention: Students are “caught” engaging in desired behavior and this behavior is regularly reinforced and recognized.

Response: Considerable thought and effort goes into getting the entire school community on the same page with respect to common definitions of, and the most effective response to problem behaviors.

Data-Driven: Discipline data is collected school-wide in a user-friendly format available in Room 29. The data provides guidance for understanding when and where problem behavior is more likely to occur.

Process: PBIS is not a curriculum or a prepackaged program. Rather, it is a framework that guides the school community through a process of addressing the unique culture, climate and behavioral issues within our school.

What can parents do to help?

Parents play an important role in their child’s education and social development. The link between families and positive behavioral interventions and supports is an important one.

* Ask your child how they are doing in school.

* Check Parent Portal for academic progress frequently.

* Ask them what they can do to get recognized for something good. And praise them when they do!

* Call the school: 518-828-4360 ext. 4300

PBIS Initiatives at JLE

PBIS explodes at JLE!

dianneMrs. Chalavoutis mans the exchange cart with glassy eyed children trading in the little hawks they earned for every kind of wonderful prize.





Kings for a day!

peTJ and Joe saved 100 Little Hawks to earn the chance to be their class' Gym Teacher! The excited Jr. PE Instructors were given whistles and control of the class, and they loved every minute of it. They were the envy of every JLE kid!


100 Little Hawks!


Emily Membreno (pictured here with teacher Mrs. Merwin, T.A. Ms. Howe, Mrs. Crandall and Mrs. Chalavoutis) is able to purchase almost anything on the PBIS prize cart because she saved up her little hawks to total 100! Congratulations to Emily and happy shopping!






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