Positive Behavior Supports (PBS)

Roosevelt Elementary School School has adopted a multi-tiered approach to social skills instruction and behavior management in the school setting. PBS combines direct social skills instruction with positive reinforcement to help students learn how to navigate the social and academic arenas present in the school setting.


Schoolwide Expectations

PBS begins by establishing schoolwide expectations that ALL students and staff members are expected to follow every day. Follow this link to access our teaching matrix.

  • Respectful
  • Responsible
  • Safe

Positive Reinforcement

Students have the opportunity to receive recognition in two different forms every day.

  • Lifeskill Tickets: Lifeskill tickets are individual tickets that are earned by students in the school. Students accumulate Lifeskill tickets. Once they earn 5 tickets they get to come to the office and receive a special charm for their necklace. Charms are accumulated through the year.


  • Golden Lifeskill Tickets: Golden tickets are earned by the whole class. When the whole class is observed to be following the school-wide expectations, any adult in the school can give the class a golden ticket. Golden tickets are accumulated until the class earns ten tickets. Once they earn ten tickets, they get to do something fun as a whole class.

Social Skills Instruction

Students receive direct instruction in social skills that are directly related to our school-wide expectations.

  • Second Step: The second step program promotes success in school by promoting school success, school connectedness, and a safe and respectful school climate. The curriculum teaches students how to be respectful, responsible, and safe by teaching through the following themes: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, and Problem Solving. The second step curriculum will be taught in every classroom, every week through the school year. Classroom teachers and support teachers will help to directly teach the expectations that students are expected to demonstrate in the school setting.


Student Discipline and Data Tracking

  • When students make mistakes throughout the school day, staff members will respond in two different ways. The first response is to always re-teach the expectation. Staff members are taught that if students are not demonstrating the ability, it is because they have not learned the expectation. When larger mistakes are made, the teacher may elect to write up the infraction on what is called a "Minor Infraction Form." Follow the hyperlink to view a copy of the form from home. The main office will keep track of minor infractions in order to help see trends in the school. The data is reviewed on a monthly basis to help the school determine if environmental changes are needed to help students be even more successful.