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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 Arbor 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 Arbor are:

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Ready to Learn

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 Arbor behavior matrix below.

How are students acknowledged for appropriate behavior at Arbor?

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

  1. Positive phone calls home

  2. Referral-free events

  3. Shooting Star Awards

  4. All Star Awards

  5. Classroom treats and parties

What happens when students demonstrate challenging behavior?

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

  • Minor Incident Referral

The Behavior Management Flowchart below provides more information on the process and procedures for handling behavior errors at Arbor Elementary.

Most major and minor behaviors are defined below.

What special events are planned for students?

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



August 23, 2019

Back to School Picnic

Students get to eat lunch with staff outside

September 30, 2019

Parachute and Popsicles 

Students enjoy popsicles and play games with parachutes 

October 31, 2019

Fall Fest

Students enjoy treats and dress up in costumes and parade around the school

November 25, 2019

Turkey and Taffy Trot

Students enjoy treats and play “Hot Potato” 

December 20, 2019

Cocoa and Cookies

Students enjoy hot cocoa and cookies during lunch

January 27, 2020

Splat the Staff

Students play “Pie Face” and throw a pie at the staff members

More to come!

How can parents get involved?

Parents are welcome and encouraged to assist with PBIS implementation at Arbor. 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.

Assistant Principal

Lisa Cummings 

[email protected]euclidschools.org


Family Liaison

DaLan Johnson



School Psychologist

Diahna Davis

[email protected]



Sierra Dixon

[email protected]


Mental Health Therapist/Community Partner

Bellefaire JCB

Chloe Zontini

Contact school office at


Whom do I contact?

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding PBIS at Arbor, please contact:

Lawanda Johnson, Principal

[email protected]


Linda Blanch, District PBIS Coordinator

216-261-2900 ext. 6952

[email protected]

Awards & Recognition

Bronze and Silver for PBIS implementation of Tier 1 and Tier 2

PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory

TFI Tier 1 Scores:
2017 - 93%
2018 - 100%
2019 - 93%
2020 - 100%

TFI Tier II Scores:
2018 - 81%
2019 - 92%
2020 - 92%
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