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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)




Vikki Chavez, Coordinator

      Phone: (951) 571-7630
      Fax: (951) 571-7595




      Gaby Lozano

      Secretary II

      (951) 571-7630 x41707






Offering Supports to Parents During Challenging Times
We understand that there is so much to deal with during these challenging times.  Our parents are doing now more than ever before, and these stresses can cause a great deal of anxiety for everyone.  We invite you to explore the resources offered by our friends at the Wellness Society.  Please click here for resources and support.

Positive Behavioral Supports for Home


During school closures due to COVID-19, the Moreno Valley

Unified School District's Student Services department is committed to supporting our families with Social and Emotional as well as Behavioral Supports at home.  We understand that these times can cause stress and anxiety for our students and their families and we want to continue to provide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports  (PBIS) during this period of distance learning.   You can help your child make positive choices by creating expectations at home. These expectations will help you set the tone for a positive learning experience in the home. Click here for a sample of home/distance learning expectations.


Our friends at the Centers for PBIS and Parent Information and Resources offer a wonderful resource to support parents in their efforts to create a safe, respectful and responsible learning environment in the home.  Please click here to access their book. 


As we face this pandemic, it is important to remember that our students may begin to feel anxiety.  To help your student deal with this anxiety, it is important to have age-appropriate conversations with them.  For resources and information on how to hold those conversations, click here.


If your student is demonstrating concerning behaviors during this time, simply click on any behaviors below to access support information: 


                  Disrespectful           Unfocused/Inattentive 

   Overly Active          Aggressive

            Anxious                  Disorganized    

20 Schools in the Moreno Valley Unified School District Earn Kindness Certified School Recognition
PBIS Community Cares

The Great Kindness Challenge Coalition has recognized 20 schools in the Moreno Valley Unified School District for their dedication to promoting kindness.  Each of these schools earned the Seal of Kindness Certified School for their on-going efforts to creating a culture of kindness, even during distance learning.  Congratulations to the following schools for their recognition:


Armada Elementary

Box Springs Elementary

Canyon Springs High School

Chaparral Hills Elementary

Creekside Elementary

Honey Hollow Elementary

La Jolla Elementary

March Mountain

March Mountain

Midland Elementary

Moreno Elementary

Mountain View Middle School

North Ridge Elementary

Ridge Crest Elementary

Serrano Elementary

Sugar Hill Elementary

Sunnymead Middle School

Sunnymeadows Elementary

Towngate Elementary

Vista Del Lago High School

We are proud of you all!



What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports



PBIS is one of the programs used under a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) approach to meet students at their current academic, social and behavioral needs.  PBIS has three levels of support:

  • Tier I is the support of positive behaviors and supports which include the teaching of school-wide behavioral expectations.  It consists of rules, routines and the development of social skills which will guide students through adverse social situations.  Tier I is used for all students.
  • Tier II supports are established for students who demonstrate the need for more behavioral support.  Such supports may include a mentoring program, behavior contract, support from the school counselor, structure recess/passing periods, and social skills lessons.  Approximately 15% of all students require the support of Tier II programs.
  • Tier III programs serve approximately 5% of the student population.  These supports vary, but include home/school collaboration and may include mental- and health- care professionals.


In short, PBIS calls on schools to teach students what positive behavior looks like, and provides support when the student struggles to maintain positive behavior. According to several studies, PBIS leads to better student behavior. In many schools that use PBIS, students receive fewer detentions and suspensions, and get better grades. 


For more information on PBIS, click on any of the following links:






Social and Emotional Resources


Social and Emotional Learning sets a foundation for your student's academic and mental well-being.  Through Social and Emotional Learning opportunities, your student can learn how to respond to positive and negative social exchanges.  These learning experiences will help to prepare for a positive, productive future.  Below are a few lessons that you may find helpful in the home:

Disagreeing Appropriately


 Accepting No as an Answer




You can also click here to access more lessons that you may find helpful in the home.  The Moreno Valley Unified School District is also proud to use Sanford Harmony lessons in many of our classes.  These lessons provide a wonderful opportunity for you to provide an easier transition to distance learning.  Click here to begin your journey into Social and Emotional Learning at no cost to you.












Setting Up Expectations for the Home During Distance Learning
Parents, click below to help support your student's Positive Behavioral Expectations during distance learning:
PBIS for the Home
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Behavior Support Specialists' Sites for Distance Learning
Click on a picture to find resources or access to supports:
Building Relationships
Self Regulation
Social Skills
Managing My Emotions
Aggression Replacement
Mindful Moments