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General Information

Ayer Cares

Be Responsible, Be Respectful, Be Safe

Ayer has implemented a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) model of behavioral interventions and supports to ensure our students can engage in a safe and productive learning environment.  

Ayer's PBIS Behavior Matrix

These are our school-wide expectations for all students in our school environment. 


Be Respectful


Be Responsible


Be Safe



  • Be willing to compromise

  • Line up promptly

  • Clean up and share equipment

  • Demonstrate good sportsmanship

  • Use equipment properly

  • Stay in personal space



  • Use quiet voices

  • Use positive language

  • Be considerate and accepting of others

  • Raise your hand, ask permission

  • Clean up

  • Eat your food

  • Stay in one seat

  • Keep hands & feet to self

  • Walk safely



  • Be silent

  • Wave & smile

  • Take the most
    direct route

  • Walk in a single file line

  • Keep hands & feet to self

  • Walk on the right side of the hallway

  • Face forward



  • Be an active learner

  • Use positive language

  • Be considerate
    of others

  • Be prepared

  • Follow activity directions

  • Clean up

  • Use self-control

  • Walk

  • Use materials as directed



  • Use quiet voices

  • Give privacy to others

  • Use restrooms correctly

  • Clean up

  • Use time wisely

  • Walk

  • Wash hands


Start of Day

  • Be seated and silent during announcements            

  • Complete classroom morning routines

  • Walk

  • Keep hands & feet to self



  • Be silent during announcements

  • Know your daily
    dismissal plan

  • Walk

  • Keep hands & feet to self

  • Keep electronic devices in backpack



  • Use quiet voices

  • Use positive language

  • Listen to the bus driver

  • Take all materials on and off the bus

  • Load and unload in an orderly manner

  • Stay in seat

  • Keep hands & feet to self

  • No food or drink

  • Follow bus expectations



  • Silent when presenter
    is speaking

  • Be focused on speaker

  • Walk in and out in an orderly manner

  • Follow quiet signal

  • Stay seated

  • Keep hands & feet to self


Student Perspective of PBIS Model

A group of our students created this linked video to share their view of the new PBIS model and expectations implemented this year. 

Behavior Flow-Chart

This flow-chart guides our school-wide consistent approach to support behavioral needs.

Behavior Reinforcements 

Our Ayer Falcons can earn tickets as reinforcement of following school-wide expectations.  They can redeem these tickets for a menu of options and incentives. 
White Ticket Rewards for Grades K - 3
White Ticket Rewards for Grades 4 - 6
Red Ticket Rewards for Grades K - 6


Science Fair

The FHSD Science Fair will be held Feb. 4 at Nagel Middle School.  Students should refer to the resources below for more information and to register.  The registration deadline is Dec. 16.

Grades 1-4 Participant Manual and Registration
Grades 5-12 Participant Manual and Registration

Individuals interested in judging can learn more about the judging process and register to judge here.