Case High



PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is a national program that all three RUSD high schools are adopting. Some middle and elementary schools in the District have already implemented this program.

PBIS is a system of tools and strategies for defining, teaching, and acknowledging appropriate behavior. It is a framework for creating customized school systems that support student outcomes and academic success. -PBIS is for the whole school, it is preventative, and it changes the paradigm of focus from negative behaviors and exchanges to positive expectations and interactions.

There are four main elements in PBIS:

  • Data-based decision making, which is the corner stone of the behavior problem-solving process
  • Customized practices to support student behavior, such as defining and teaching appropriate behavior
  • Creation of systems to support educators in the school, such as school-wide behavioral expectations and indicators
  • These combine to enable school-wide outcomes, which promote social proficiency and academic success 

An important aspect of PBIS is the understanding that appropriate behavior and social competence is a skill that requires direct teaching to students just like math and reading. There is no assumption, in PBIS, that students will learn social behavior automatically or pick it up as they go through life. This critical feature in PBIS leads to its effectiveness. The PBIS committee will be designing mini lessons to be taught during homeroom. These lessons will be reinforced and retaught as needed.

Student Tiers

Continuum of School-wide Instructional & Positive Behavior Support

Tier 1

  • 80-90% of students
    School/Classroom-wide systems for all students, staff & settings

Tier 2

  • 5-10% of students
    Specialized Group; systems for students with at-risk behavior

Tier 3

  • 1-5% of students
    Specialized; Individualized; systems for students with high-risk

The Case Way

The PBIS program is adapted to fit each school. We will be doing it the Case Way:  Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Self Aware. A Behavior Matrix identifying the expected behaviors in the multiple settings of our school has been included. This program will be implemented school-wide.

School-wide means that educators and other staff support appropriate behavior in classroom and non-classroom (bathrooms, assemblies, hallways) contexts. This support happens along a continuum from Tier 1 for all students and Tier 2 for a small group of students to Tier 3 for individual students. The goal is to create an environment that sets ALL students up for success. 

Instead of focusing the majority of our time on the few students chronically exhibiting negative behaviors, we are  focusing the majority of our time on the majority of students who exhibit positive behaviors. There will still be consequences (blue slips, suspensions, etc.) for the students who are committing major offenses, but expectations will be made clearer and students will be acknowledged for following the ”Case Way” expectations.

Behavior Expectations

Ace It

  • Do your best!
    • All areas
      Set high standards & support each other with praise and recognition
    • Classroom
      Do quality work, participate positively in class & listen when others talk
    • Hallways
      Keep your locker area/hallways clean, move quietly in hallways during classtime & respect staff in halls
    • Lunchroom
      Keep your space clean, sit at a table or be in line & be welcoming and include others
    • Bathrooms
      Keep the stalls and walls graffiti-free & throw trash away
    • Parking Lot
      Respect other's property (vehicles)
    • School Grounds
      Stay on public property & keep grounds litter-free
    • Assemblies & Events
      Engage in positive/appropriate behavior & be respectful of participants/performers

Face It

  • Be a responsible member of the team
    • All areas
      Be a team player & use respectful language and appropriate volume
    • Classroom
      Keep your space clean, complete assignments & stay on top of your calendar
    • Hallways
      Walk at all times, respect bulletin boards and displays & have a pass if out of class
    • Lunchroom
      Throw trash away in garbage cans & be appropriate with your food and drink
    • Bathrooms
      Use toilet, soap, sinks and paper products correctly
    • Parking Lot
      Drive responsibly & display parking passes
    • School Grounds
      Enter and exit building through designated doors
    • Assemblies & Events
      Remain seated in designated areas, use appropriate school language & wear spirit attire

Pace It

  • Stay on track
    • All areas
      Create winning habits & be on time
    • Classroom
      Attend class, be prepared for class & know where you stand
    • Hallways
      Promptly get to where you need to be, use the bathroom and get a drink during passing period & gather all materials for next class during passing periods
    • Lunchroom
      Attend your assigned lunch period & use off-campus privileges wisely
    • Bathrooms
      Use the bathroom between classes & return to class promptly and quietly
    • Parking Lot
      Report incidents to sub-school immediately
    • School Grounds
      Unless involved in after-school activities, leave school grounds promptly at dismissal
    • Assemblies & Events
      Find your seat and depart orderly and promptly & earn your right to participate