Tuscarora is implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). From the start, students learn about what behavior is appropriate, just like they learn math or science. Students are taught social skills, including how to act in different settings, such as the classroom, hallways and recess. We will be using the STAR acronym to recognize students who are following school expectations. Staff at our school regularlypraise kidsfor good behavior. With PBIS, teachers look for minor issues and prevent them from becoming bigger behavior problems. If a student acts out, will will create a strategy to prevent the behavior from happening again. We will follow the student’s progress in managing behavior issues and may change strategy if something’s not working. In PBIS, discipline is used, but punishment isn’t the focus. You can learn more about PBIS at www.pbis.org.