Our school loves to promote and celebrate positive behaviors through our Little Jay Way slips and our school-wide incentives. Students can earn Little Jay Way slips for making choices that are “Above the Line”. The Little Jay Way slips are collected and counted together as an entire school to earn layers on our Great “Bee-havior” hive outside of the office. Once the bee hive is filled to the top, we earn an all-school incentive to celebrate our great behavior!
Captivate young minds with integrity
Enhance learning atmospheres and attitudes
Support all positive behaviors
To implement a proactive approach for preventing and responding to school-wide discipline problems.
Cambridge Elementary is a PBIS school. PBIS is an acronym that stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This means we work together to encourage positive behaviors and create a safe environment for all students. PBIS also works to prevent and address problem behaviors.
PBIS is implemented in three tiers. Tier 1 focuses on setting and teaching behavioral expectations in all areas of the school including at recess, on the bus, in the hallway, cafeteria, bathroom, and classroom. Tier 2 and Tier 3 allow educators to focus more closely on the needs of groups or individual students. In these tiers, data is collected on student behavior. This data is then used by administrators and our PBIS teams to reteach appropriate and correct problem behaviors.
We use a voice level chart throughout Cambridge Elementary School. For example, we expect our students to use Zero Noise Level (0) in the hallways but students are allowed to use a Conversation Level (3) in our cafeteria during lunch. Our staff will be teaching our expectations to your child throughout the school year. Please help us teach these levels to you child—they apply to many other public locations in and around Cambridge.
PBIS Voice Level ChartEach area in our school is unique and may require a different voice level as shown in this chart.
Above the Line DetailsThis above link provides a one-page description of our school-wide discipline program.
Wisconsin PBIS NetworkIdeas and resources for families and educators.
PBIS ExpectationsCovers how students are to behave in school situations.