We are Great School Citizens

The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports ( PBIS) is established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs ( OSEP) to define, develop, implement, and evaluate a multi-tiered approach to Technical Assistance that improves the capacity of states, districts and schools to establish, scale-up and sustain the PBIS framework. Emphasis is given to the impact of implementing PBIS on the social, emotional and academic outcomes for students with disabilities.

What is PBIS

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports ( PBIS) is a multi-level strategic intervention system that includes academic, social and behavior support to all students.  Based on the three school wide rules – Be Responsible, Be Respectful and Be a Learner– PBIS outlines behavior expectations in a variety of school settings.


Winstead PBIS program is focused on teaching and modeling, through positive reinforcement, the following traits:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Learning
Student Responsibilities
  • Arrive on time and stay all day
  • Be prepared
  • Be engaged and participate
  • Best effort
  • Take responsibility for own actions and the effect on others
  • Tell an adult about any unsafe behaviors
  • Participate in character education
  • Model and demonstrate the focus of the theme
Parent Responsibilities
  • Commit to having students at school
  • Actively engage with their children to ensure completion of homework
  • Encourage their children to give their best efforts
  • Stay informed such as teacher webpages, PTO newsletters/website, etc.
  • Support school measures to celebrate appropriate behaviors and redirect inappropriate behaviors
  • Set high expectations for behavior at home and school.
  • Celebrate when students follow through with the behavior expectations of the school
  • Support and reinforce the social skills curriculum
  • Model the social skills curriculum
Teacher Responsibilities
  • Provide engaging lessons linked to district standards
  • Differentiate instruction
  • Positive teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-student and teacher-to-parent interactions
  • Adhere to the daily schedule
  • Use current data to drive instruction
  • Be organized and prepared with lesson plans, materials, etc.
  • Collaboration of staff to meet the needs of all students
  • Model school wide expectations
  • Specifically teach Winstead PBIS Plan
  • Provide specific praise and reinforcement to students who display school wide expectations
  • Fill out discipline form on major infractions
  • Foster a safe environment for all students
  • Teach the social skills
  • Model the social skills curriculum
  • Reinforce the social skills curriculum
  • Consistency and buy-in of the social skills of all staff
  • Celebrate successes