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PBIS: The Home-School Connection

With support and training from SSD, schools throughout St. Louis County are using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, to create positive learning environments where all children can find success.

PBIS strategies incorporate campus-wide routines, expectations and rules as part of a proactive approach to managing potential problem behaviors. These expectations extend to all areas of the school day, from the classroom to the playground and the bus.

But PBIS is not just for schools – the routines that students learn from PBIS in school can carry over to promote positive behavior outside of school.

Parents can play an influential role within the PBIS framework by becoming involved within the school setting and making connections at home.

Here are some examples of ways to help:

  • Review the PBIS materials sent home with your child.
  • Volunteer at lunch or bus times to supervise and acknowledge expected behavior.
  • Join the PBIS leadership team at your child’s school.
  • Volunteer at PBIS-related school activities, such as schoolwide celebrations.
  • Collaborate with the school PBIS team on the development of your child’s individual plan to ensure academic and social success.

The PBIS matrix that students follow at school can also be adapted and used to outline expectations for behavior at home. See the example below.

Home matrix

3 children in group
PBIS Resources for Parents

SSD PBIS Compendium:

State of Missouri PBIS:

For more information, contact:
Lisa Powers, Ph.D.
SSD Area Coordinator,
Planning and Development
Phone: 314.989.7808

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