Points of Pride

August 26, 2018

Instructional Focus:

Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is systematic approach to provide academic and behavioral support for students.


As we identify which students should be progress monitored (tier 2) and which will be with Kristy (tier 3), it is absolutely essential to remember the following points:


  • This is for our students who are needing Tier 2 or Tier 3 support. Remember if they are Tier 3, then they need Tier 2 support as well. Tier 3 support happens with the specialist and/or resource teachers. Tier 2 support occurs in the classroom. This double dip is essential in helping these struggling students.
  • During this first MTSS meeting, we will be helping you identify where the struggle could be with these students, and/or which diagnostic should be given. After collecting this information, we can develop an intentional and meaningful intervention plan.
  • If you are concerned about a student, and feel that they may need a referral to the Intervention Team, you can find a packet in the Work Room near Bertha (the massive copier), or here is the electronic version. Again, the Intervention Team has not started meeting yet (probably won't for a couple weeks), but you could start keeping track of intervention data. If you have talked with last year's teacher and they said that they have already started the paperwork, please reach out to me, and I will share the packet with you. This way instead of starting from scratch, you can add onto what they have already completed.


Intervention Team Packet (please ensure that you "Make a Copy" before adding information).

Upcoming Events:

  • Week of 8/27: Focus on the Tree Map
  • 8/27: Tree Map Review with Heather @7:45; MTSS Meetings during your specials time (room 123)
  • 8/29: 2:15 Release-PLC; First SMART Goal due; No specials after 12:00
  • Week of 9/3: Focus on the Brace Map
  • 9/3: No School-Labor Day
  • 9/4: Brace Map Review with Heather @7:45
  • 9/5: 2:15 Release-PLC
  • 9/6: Leadership Team @ 7:30; Vision Screenings from 10:00-12:00 (only applies to some students/grade levels)
  • 9/7: Grandparents Day Breakfast 7:45