The Cowboy Way (PBIS)

  • The Cowboy Way

    The Cowboy Way helps encourage every student to be SAFE, HONORABLE, and SENSIBLE. Each teacher has created class policies and procedures that intervene and support each of these three behavior expectations.

    What is PBIS?Tier

    Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS), is a nationwide initiative that Salinas High implements, known as “The Cowboy Way”. It's a set of clear, positive behavior expectations to help guide student behavior in all facets of life through distance learning. To Salinas High School, the Cowboy Way means Safe, Honorable, and Sensible. Through school wide lessons, modeling, posters, and more, we explicitly communicate those behavior expectations to students. In addition, the PBIS framework that we’ve built around the Cowboy Way has provided students with academic tutorials, mentoring, behavior support, and other interventions for students at high risk. The Cowboy Way rewards students for following our expectations and for “being #SHS” -As part of our acknowledgement program, we hold weekly raffles and select students of the week these positive rewards encourage students to practice and internalize the behaviors we teach. So far this year, the number of referrals has decreased school wide and students are receiving greater academic and behavioral support to help them stay on track during this difficult time. 



    • Classroom interventions and supports
    • Schoolwide lessons
    • Homework Center
    • Personal/Small Group Tutoring 
    • Semester Remediation
    • Summer Academies


    • Classroom interventions and supports
    • Schoolwide Lessons
    • Check-In/Check-Out 
    • Virtual Wellness Center
    • Alternative to Suspension  

    PBIS Annual Summary 2019-2020

    The Cowboy Way helps encourage every student to be SAFE, HONORABLE, and SENSIBLE. Please read our annual summary here.

    PBIS 2019-2020 Awards

    Award Cert.  Community cares golden award         

    Salinas High School Distance Learning Matrix

    DL Matrix SHS

    SHS Cowboy Way Matrix

    SPAN Matrix