Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports

What is PBIS?

PBIS is an approach we use to establish the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students to achieve social, emotional and academic success. PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of Euclid High School to effectively educate all students. 


PBIS has been shown to be effective in:

  • Reducing discipline problems

  • Improving overall academic outcomes

  • Reducing bullying behavior

  • Improving social/emotional competence

The three behavior expectations at Euclid High School are:

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Have Integrity

These expectations are taught to all students throughout the school year. There are rules and procedures for all areas of the building. Many of them can be found on the EHS behavior matrix below.

How are students acknowledged for good behavior at EHS?



Students are rewarded for following the behavior expectations in several ways:

  1. Teachers write positive referrals and students are called to the grade-level Dean’s office.

  2. Quarterly events are held for all students with no office discipline referrals.

  3. Mid-quarterly rewards are provided for students with no referrals for skipping class.

  4. Class Shout-Outs recognize whole classes on the Morning Announcements.

  5. Off-campus passes are available for deserving seniors, beginning with the second quarter.

What happens when students misbehave?

Teachers utilize proactive strategies in order to minimize the number of behavior errors. These strategies include reviewing behavior expectations, establishing classroom routines and procedures, pre-correcting students before infractions occur and establishing positive relationships with students.

When behavior infractions do occur, teachers are encouraged to use a continuum of consequences, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Restorative conversations

  • Non-verbal cues

  • Loss of privilege

  • Parent contact

  • Written apology.

The Behavior Management Flowchart below provides more information on the process and procedures for handling behavior errors at Euclid High School.

Behaviors which may result in an office discipline referral are defined in the chart below.




Any intentional written, verbal, electronic, or physical act that a student or group of students exhibits toward another particular student(s) more than once and the behavior causes either mental or physical harm, and is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student(s); or violence within a dating relationship.

Academic Dishonesty

Any form of dishonesty including cheating and/or plagiarism on school assignments.

Cutting Class

Any unauthorized absence from class extending past 10 minutes..



Ignoring adult request or responding to a request in a manner that shows a lack of courtesy.


Any behaviors which detract from a teacher’s ability to teach or a student’s ability to learn.

Dress Code Violation

Student’s appearance does not fit the EHS dress code policy

Electronic Device/Technology Violation

Student uses a technological device in a manner not consistent with classroom/school guidelines.


Attempts to change, modify, or misrepresent records, including, but not limited to, hall passes, absence excuses, documents or materials used in daily operations; sharing false information; not properly identifying oneself to school personnel.


Physical contact between two students to cause intentional harm or talking about a plan or threatening to do the same.


Students participating in any form of betting or games of chance.

Inappropriate Language

Using profanity or vulgarity in any form, including spoken or written words, pictures, text messages and gestures.

Inappropriate Sexual Contact

Participating in or requesting any form of sexual contact, or inappropriately touching another student. This involves consensual and non-consensual behavior..

Pass Abuse

Using a hall pass in an inappropriate way

Possession of Alcohol/Drugs

Student is in possession of or uses alcohol or illegal drugs

Reckless Behavior

Student engages in low-intensity but inappropriate disruptive behavior.

Tardy to Class

Student arrives to class after the bell has rung.


Stealing another’s property and/or being in the possession of another’s property without permission.


Student participates in an activity that causes or attempts to cause damage, defacement, or destruction of private or school property.


Student is in possession of any weapon, explosive, or object resembling a weapon or being used as a weapon, that could cause harm to others. 

What special events are planned for students?

The following events have been planned to reward students for positive behavior:



Sept. 18

Ice cream sundaes at lunch for all students who do not have any referrals for skipping class up to that point in the quarter.

Oct. 29

Student/staff volleyball game during 7th period for students with no office discipline referrals during the first quarter. Includes popcorn, games and raffles.

Nov. 19

Cider and doughnuts at lunch for students who do not have any referrals for skipping class up to that point in the quarter.

Dec. 19

Movie pass, candy and popcorn at lunch for students with no referrals during the second quarter.

Feb. 11

Cake during lunch for all students with no referrals for skipping class up to that point in the quarter.

March 12

Subway lunch for all students with no office discipline referrals during the third quarter.

April 21

Chips and pop during lunch for students who do not have any referrals for cutting class up to that point in the quarter.

May 26

Student/staff basketball game for all students with no office discipline referrals during the 4th quarter. Includes concessions, games, and a large raffle for students who have remained referral free all year.

How can parents get involved?

Parents are welcome and encouraged to assist with PBIS implementation at  Euclid High School. Some ways parents can get involved are:

  • Serve as a representative on the PBIS team

  • Assist with events

  • Discuss school-wide expectations with your student at home

  • Assist with developing community partnerships.

How do I get help if my child is struggling with behavior?

Despite our best efforts, students sometimes engage in negative behavior. If your student has received one or more office discipline referrals, and you are concerned about his/her behavior, please contact one of the staff members listed below. They are eager to help and are equipped to provide the necessary support for your student to be successful.

School Counselors

Janet Scott 

 8th Grade

[email protected]


Dionna Walling

9th Grade

[email protected]


Kayla Hunt

10th Grade 

[email protected]


Sara Mattinson

11th Grade

[email protected]


Alan Fletcher

12th Grade

[email protected]


Family Liaison

Libby Russo

[email protected]


Student Deans

John Pinto

8th and 9th Grade

[email protected]


Emily Hunt

10th Grade

[email protected]


Annie Obradovich

11th and 12th Grade

[email protected]


School Psychologists

Lakeisha Dorsey

9th and 10th Grade

[email protected]


Mary Ann Murray

[email protected]


Diahna Davis

11th and 12th Grade

[email protected]


Health Monitor

LeighAnn BonAnno

[email protected]


Mental Health Therapists/Community Partners

Open Doors Academy


Ohio Guidestone

Stacey Taylor

[email protected]


Children & Family Therapeutic Solutions

Angela Flowers

[email protected]


Whom do I contact?

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding PBIS at Euclid High School, please contact:

Emily Hunt, 10th Grade Dean of Students


[email protected]

Linda Blanch, District PBIS Coach

216-261-2900 ext. 6952

[email protected]

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