PBIS at Crossroads Park

  • PBIS is the proactive approach we use at Crossroads Park Elementary (CRP) to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment. With PBIS, Crossroads Park staff teach all students behavior expectations just as they would teach about any other subject. We know that students can only meet behavior expectations if they know what the expectations are. 

    Everyone learns what’s considered appropriate behavior and all staff members use a common language to talk about these expectations. Throughout the school day — in class, at lunch, and on the bus — students understand what’s expected of them.

    At Crossroads we have four words that we use to teach all expectations. You will hear your student emphasize the importance to always “BE CRP.”  


    Throughout the first few weeks, each classroom will visit a different space in the building and talk about what appropriate behavior looks like in that space. Below is an example of  language that guides those conversations between teachers and students. Using this same language at home as you talk with your student will help reinforce the responsibility each student has to contributing  positively to our learning environment.

    In The Classroom, Be


    • Take ownership of learning
    • Understand the learning target
    • Collaborate during shared learning


    • Use Whole Body Listening
    • Keep yourself and others safe


    • Show kindness and empathy
    • Follow through with task completion


    • Clear mind for learning
    • Have needed materials
  • What is PBIS?

    School-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) is a set of strategies and systems designed to increase the capacity of teachers to reduce disruptions in the classroom so that all students have the opportunity to learn. Through this framework, students are encouraged to demonstrate their best behavior on a consistent basis by making sure everyone understands what expectations are set for behavior. Frequent and explicit teaching is provided by school staff so students know how their behavior is expected to “look” and “sound” while in school. Logical and appropriate rewards and consequences are provided so students feel encouraged to do their best work. The most commonly used positive reinforcement system is called a “Tiger Paw.” All classroom systems have a management plan which incorporates how the Tiger Paw will function as a classroom reward system. 

    Since implementing PBIS at Crossroads Park we have received three state awards of distinction for how well we implement this framework with our students and families. Crossroads Park has consistently demonstrated the staff and students know what is means to be CRP!   

Last Modified on August 23, 2022