Windermere Elementary School began implementation of “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports” (PBIS) during the 2011-2012 school year. The purpose of PBIS is to establish and maintain a safe and effective school environment that maximizes academic achievement and the behavioral competence of all students. PBIS encourages students to form positive relationships with each other and with adults.

Through the PBIS approach, our school has created positively stated expectations for all students and staff. A matrix of behavior expectations will be taught to all students for all school settings. The acronym, R.I.S.E. is the format that was decided to present these expectations. The letters in the acronym stand for Respect Individuals, Students, Staff and the Environment.

There is a continuum of procedures for encouraging the demonstration of these expectations and procedures for discouraging negative behaviors. These systems are further explained in the linked materials.

PBIS at Windermere School
Behavior Matrix