What Is PBIS?

Through PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports),students at Saranac Middle School are encouraged to be safe, respectful, and responsible… and are being recognized for it! Specific procedures for teaching and celebrating these expectations will occur throughout the year.

Students also receive immediate reinforcement for positive behaviors. Whenever a student is observed behaving in a safe, respectful, and/or responsible way, he/she is given a “Chief Slip”.

P.B.I.S. is designed to give the students more of an incentive to earn immediate rewards (such as “Chief Slips”) by making good decisions. After students hand in the chips, they will be placed in the monthly drawing, as well as receiving a gift certificatePBIS to be used in the cafeteria. If you have any questions about this program or would like more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • We need a parent representative
  • There will be an Acts of Kindness Wall in the trophy case in the Main Hall acknowledging students who have received recognition through positive notes.
  • There will be a PBIS table and raffle set up at Parent Teacher Conferences again this year.

PBIS Matrix - Behavioral Expectations