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PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to supporting positive behavioral development among all students.  PBIS was developed from research in the fields of behavior theory and effective instruction.  PBIS supports all students through reinforcement of concrete behavioral expectations and provides a continuum of intervention that gives each student the appropriate level of behavioral support necessary to ensure success.  

Rialto High School PBIS Team
Rialto High School PBIS Team


There are many resources for staff and parents to use to learn about PBIS at Rialto High School and to request assistance for students who are struggling with problem behaviors.


PBIS WORLD:  Learn all about PBIS here

Use the class code: 4andyw



Parents/Guardians:  click here to request behavioral support for your child.

Padres / tutores: haga clic aquí para solicitar apoyo de comportamiento para su hijo

Staff:  click here to request behavioral support for a student


behavioral supports at rialto

Rialto High School offers a wide variety of behavioral and Social Emotional supports.

Our goal is to ensure that ALL students receive the supports necessary to ensure that they are successful behaviorally.

You can read about our Tier I supports HERE

PBIS Strategies that you can use

Classroom Expectations: Having clear, consistant, positively stated behavior expectations in the classroom, are an important key in creating a positive, productive classroom environment. Referring to behavior expectations fequently will build strong behavior habits in your students/child.

Motivations for behavior:  All behavior has a motivation.  The most common motivations for behavior are:   avoiding a task, attention seeking behavior, and a power struggle.  Knowing the motivations of your student/child can help you properly address problem behavior. 

ABC's of Behavior:  Every problem behavior has an Antecedent (the cause of the behavior), the Problem Behavior (the actual behavior), and the Consequence (the result of the behavior).  If you can figure out the cause of the problem behavior, you can often intervene and prevent the problem behavior from every taking place.  Also, if you can make sure that the Consequence of the problem behavior is appropriate to the motivation, then you can reduce the occurrance of the problem behavior.

Positive Language: Starting the day off right can change everything. If you like hearing kind words, make sure you use them with your kids: “Please and Thank You, I am so glad you are here, Great Job, I am so proud of you!”

Affective Questions: These 5 magic questions can change a confrontation into a discussion. When a situation arises with a student either talk about these or have them answer them in writing:

1.    What happened?

2.    What were you thinking at the time?

3.    What have you thought about since?

4.    Who has been affected?

5.    What needs to happen to make things right?

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Rialto High School Uses the PBIS Rewards app to help students earn incentives, to track data, and to help identify students who would benefit from behavioral supports.

Learn About PBIS Rewards

coming soon:  pbis rewards parent portal

Contact Larry Bush  Larry Bush (909) 421-7500 ex: 25202 Teacher
Contact Anne Cordaro  Anne Cordaro Teacher
Contact Gia Darby  Gia Darby Staff
Contact Carmen De La Cruz  Carmen De La Cruz Attendance Specialist
Contact Laurette Maya  Laurette Maya RSP Teacher
Contact Lori Pevoteaux  Lori Pevoteaux Staff
Contact Kristy Streff  Kristy Streff (909) 421-7500 ex: 25201 Teacher