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April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

Remember to go Back to Basics with how you support, connect, and screen. This month we have information to help you start planning for next year by resource mapping and using screener data. We also have information about gathering input from students and family, informing your school board about RTI2-B, implementing a mentoring intervention, and connecting with family engagement specialists.

Using SRSS-IE Data

Using SRSS-IE Data

If your school is using the Student Risk Screening Scale for Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors (SRSS-IE) as your universal behavior screener, it is recommended that it is completed for all students in the fall, winter, and spring. After each time point, it is important to make sure your...

Resource Mapping with a Nod to the Tier II Intervention Audit

Resource Mapping with a Nod to the Tier II Intervention Audit

During the school year did you notice data that indicated your district or school may need additional curricula or resources for supporting students? For example, in one district during the pandemic, universal screening scores indicated that there was a greater need for supporting students with...

Mentoring

Mentoring

It is normal for students to face challenges that cause them to need extra supports to succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially. Due to the pandemic, these challenges may be amplified, and students may also be encountering additional daily worries and difficulties. Mentoring is an...

Stakeholder Involvement

Stakeholder Involvement

Spring is a time to review the effectiveness of your plan, and stakeholder input is a critical part of your comprehensive annual review. The Primary Intervention Rating Scale (PIRS) is one way to gather input from staff, but how does your team gather input from additional stakeholders throughout...

March 2021 Newsletter

March 2021 Newsletter

This month we emphasize going Back to Basics as you monitor the plan and support students. We have guidance on using the PIRS report, tracking attendance, and using electronic platforms to complete the TFI. We also have resources on embedding Culturally Responsive Practices, aligning SEB supports within Tiers II & III, and incorporating all staff into your acknowledgement system.

Attendance

We know that students have to be present in school to access the content that is presented. Chronic absenteeism is a factor that plagues many school districts in America. In Tennessee, chronically absent is defined as, “Missing school for any reason (excused, unexcused, suspended/expelled)....

February 2021 Newsletter

February 2021 Newsletter

This month we encourage you to go Back to Basics with how you support students and monitor your plan. We have resources on integrating Trauma-Informed Approaches within your plan, briefs on Student Involvement, and information on using the PIRS.

January 2021 Newsletter

January 2021 Newsletter

Remember to go Back to Basics with how you support students, regardless of your learning model. We also highlight how community partners can help support students.