Turtle Rock R.O.C.K.S. !

R.O.C.K.S.  is a school-wide commitment to positive behavior support. Identifying, teaching, and reinforcing the expected behaviors allows students to achieve academic, behavioral, and social success. Turtle Rock's R.O.C.K.S.  program stems from the University of Oregon’s Center of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (P.B.I.S.) The Turtle Rock Elementary staff has undergone extensive training and has experience with the P.B.I.S. philosophies.

Respect & Responsibility


Turtle Tickets—We will provide students with positive, immediate, and frequent reinforcement for these positive behaviors. When students are caught doing the right thing, Turtle Rock Staff will reward them with "Turtle Tickets".  Other student acknowledgement opportunities will include: Turtle Ticket classroom rewards, lunch on the lawn, movies at lunchtime, recognition at assemblies,  and monthly opportunities to visit the R.O.C.K.S. prize table!


Utilizing the “Systematic Change Model”, attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (schoolwide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results for all children. This makes problem behavior less effective and desired behavior more functional. It is research based and it works! Key Components

  • Clearly defined school-wide expected behaviors
  • Expected behaviors are intentionally taught in all school settings
  • Purposeful reinforcement for demonstrating positive school-wide expected behaviors
  • Consistent consequences and opportunities for re-teaching positive expected behaviors
  • Use of data to make decisions about school-wide practices
  • Comprehensive staff and student involvement


  • Improve the academic culture through increased instructional time
  • Improve the behavioral culture through a decrease in office discipline referrals
  • Improve school safety and positive peer interactions