North Ridge PBIS

What is PBIS? PBIS Events at North Ridge RED Rewards
Why PBIS? PBIS Team Cool Tools for Staff

We expect all of our students to: Be Responsible, Be Respectful, & Be Safe.
Students will follow these three expectations in every setting within the school. Students may earn “RED Rewards” to access raffles and prizes when observed following our expectations. We will hold raffles and plan on having “holiday stores” during the year. Additionally, we will have Celebrations or Rewards every quarter if students meet the criteria set for them. Please help your child to maintain these expectations by encouraging them to maintain their grades, attendance and behavior at school.

Thank you for all of your support. We are looking forward to a positive and successful year!

Celebration and Activities

Students may earn RED Rewards from staff for following the expectations in the matrix (see below).
North Ridge also holds a celebration at the end of each month if students meet the all school goal set.
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RED Rewards
Students will earn RED Reward slips when displaying specific behaviors from the building expectations in all locations of the building. Any North Ridge staff member may assign a RED Reward for these good behaviors.
Raffles are held on every Thursday at the end of the day using RED Rewards as a raffle ticket. 
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What is PBIS?
"Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments in schools, and ensuring that all students have the social/emotional skills needed to ensure their success at school and beyond."

The expectations for a school implementing PBIS are based on three main ideas:
  1. Students need to know what is expected of them.
    Our 3 school-wide expectations/rules are the basis of our matrix and they are:
    "Be Ready" "Be Respectful" "Be Safe"
  2. Students need to be taught directly the correct way to behave.
  3. The correct behavior needs to be encouraged & acknowledged.
    Motivation will be to provide positive feedback & RED Rewards.

For more information on PBIS, please visit the following links:
Illinois PBIS Network
OSEP Center on PBIS
School Wide Information System - SWIS Data Collection
Illinois State Board of Education Special Programs

Illinois PBIS Network Goals
  • Increase consistent use of positive teaching and reinforcement strategies among all staff.
  • Reduce us of reactive discipline measures in schools for all staff.
  • Increase data-based decision making about behavior and academic instruction and reinforcement across all school settings.
  • Implement effective comprehensive supports/services/interventions with the most intensive behavioral/emotional needs through wraparound plans that address home, school, and community settings.

Four Elements of PBIS
  • Systems
  • Data
  • Practices
  • Outcomes
Information provided by:
Illinois PBIS Network - A Component of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Center (ISTAC), funded by the Illinois State Board of Education
For more information, please contact Lucille Eber, Statewide Director at or
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  • PBIS is a process... not an add on
  • It is individualized to the needs of our school
  • It is free through the Illinois State Board of Education
  • The emphasis is on continuous, data driven improvement
  • It believes students should be taught how to behave and make positive choices
  • It provides incentives for all students to excel
  • It is adaptable and can be used across all grade levels (K-8 focus)
  • It will systematize our behavioral and referral process

Taken from School Administrative Unit 56 Rollinsford & Somersworth, New Hampshire

Research is demonstrating that schools make greater academic gains when they simultaneously build a school-wide positive social-culture. PBIS organizes adults and students to create a social-culture in schools that will encourage positive behavior and interactions, while discouraging problem behaviors. This social-culture will lead to a safer environment where students achieve academically and build positive relationships with each other and with adults.
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Cool Tools for Staff
In order to help our students know what is expected of them, we have established one set of expectations for the entire building and all settings. This will provide consistency for the students, which will make it easier for them to learn and understand each rule. It will also provide support to all the staff. Our three expectations are: Be Ready, Be Respectful, and Be Safe. For more information on the North Ridge Cool Tools, please contact a member of the PBIS Committee.



Name of Skill

Be Ready


Dress Appropriately
Be Respectful &
Be Safe
Respect each other, Be polite, and courteous, and Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
Be Ready &
Be Respectful
Bring all necessary supplies, respect school property
Be Ready Classroom
Be in your seat, sitting quietly, with materials ready at the beginning of each class
Be Ready Classroom
Be in your seat with materials ready at beginning of class
Be Respectful Classroom
Wait your turn
Be Respectful Lunch/Breakfast
Be polite and courteous, Use appropriate and peaceful language
Be Safe Lunch/Breakfast
Be polite and courteous, Respect others and their possessions, Clean up eating area before leaving cafeteria
Be Ready Gym
Be in the gym by the time the bell rings, have tennis shoes and/or PE uniform ready
Be Respectful Gym
Respect each other, your teachers, and equipment, and be prepared to participate
Be Safe Gym
Do not participate in horseplay and lock up all valuables in your PE locker/locker room
Be Respectful Transportation
(school bus)
Follow directions
Be Safe Transportation
(school bus)

Wait on sidewalk or designated area

Be Ready Hallways
Observe 4 minute time limits
Be Ready Hallways and Lockers

Use locker at designated time
Get all necessary materials

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