PBIS / SHARP
Greene-Hills Students are SHARP!
The Greene Hills School community utilizes the Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) methods, which promote a positive school climate and proactive strategies for teaching and reinforcing desired behaviors in school. Our SHARP program represents the expected behaviors for all of our students and is represented through the following acronym:
Keep hands/feet/objects to self
Use property the correct way/ personal space
Report unsafe behaviors
Walk at all times in the building
Tell the truth
Appropriate tone/volume of voice
Polite language to peers & adults
Share & cooperate
Be prepared for learning (materials, self)
Keep the school clean (all areas)
Complete your work to theBEST of
your ability all of the time
Active listening (eyes, ears, body)
Each classroom will be using a 5-color/number system to monitor compliance with the SHARP rules. The system is as follows:
*BLUE* (5)- Great! Followed all the rules all day!
GREEN (4)– Good! Only one violation, but worked hard to demonstrate positive behavior
YELLOW (3)– Fair, 2 rule violations, but worked to demonstrate positive behavior
ORANGE (2)– Moderate, 3 rule violations, difficulty demonstrating positive behavior
RED (1)– Difficult, 4 or more rule violations requiring phone call home and/or office referral
Every student begins the day on GREEN/4. Students who require reminders about a rule will change a color, but will have the opportunity to “earn” it back if the behavior is corrected for a period of time. The SHARP rule that is broken will be noted on K-5 child’s daily behavior calendar within his/her folder or planner, while 6-8 students will receive a weekly grade for “Citizenship”. Students who remain on GREEN/4 all day will be elevated to BLUE/5 at the end of the day (i.e. no rule violations).
Classroom teachers will be keeping track of individual and class-wide data to better pinpoint areas of difficulty and to consult with the PBIS team for possible interventions. Although PBIS should be effective for 95% of our students, those whose data shows consistent difficulty over a period of two to four weeks may be placed on a more individualized behavior plan to better meet their needs.