The social workers, student prevention/intervention specialist, and behavior intervention specialist are available to meet with students one on one who need additional social/emotional and behavioral support.
A variety of SUPPORT GROUPS are offered to our students in order to assist with specific issues and/or problems that may be interfering with their social/emotional growth and/or success in high school. Groups are a great way to meet with other students who can relate to one another. Students will find a forum of peer support, where they can gain strength as they share their feelings and experiences with other students who are facing the same obstacles. Each group generally meets once a week, during the school day. Groups require an initial consultation or group screening.
Restorative Conversations/ Mediations
Conflict is a normal and positive force that can be a part of personal growth and social change. To deal effectively with a conflict, a trained facilitator manages a process of communication called a restorative conference or a mediation. Restorative conferences and mediations are a chance to sit face to face and talk, uninterrupted, so each side of the dispute is heard. It allows for problem solving, restoration and a resolution or agreement that is written and signed.
Response to Intervention
The focus of the I-Team is to develop interventions for students who do not have and IEP and are not responding to Tier I and Tier II classroom academic, social emotional and behavior interventions.
When should I refer?
Tier I and Tier II interventions have been utilized but are not helping the student to be successful.
Student is not grasping basic concepts or retaining information covered in recent weeks.
Student is still displaying disruptive and defiant behavior despite interventions being tried.
Student seems tired most of the time and has increased absences recently.
Student cannot seem to stay focused. Student is easily distracted and always out of his seat.
Student has had a major drop in grades.
What to expect from the RTI-Team:
Students will be screened to assess if class placement is correct in math, reading or English.
RTI-Team will provide teacher’s research based interventions to implement in the classroom. Interventions may be academic, behavior and/or social emotional supports.
The student’s counselor will monitor progress to assure interventions are implemented with fidelity.
A student who does not respond to Tier I and Tier II interventions may require further Tier III interventions to be explored by the RTI-Team