1. The classroom teacher or parent notices a concern. At this point the first level of involvement is a parent conference. Here the teacher and parent(s) can discuss the primary problems and make a strategy for interventions in the classroom. At this stage all students receive the same instruction and it is referred to as Tier I. These are regular education interventions such as small group instruction, extra time to complete assignments, and/or extra resources provided to parents to help their child at home.
2. If at this point the student is still not meeting academic or behavioral benchmarks the teacher then may refer a student to what we at Weatherstone call "Kid Talk" or the Tier II. Here the grade level Professional Learning Team makes suggestions to the classroom teacher for changing the interventions that he or she has tried. These interventions are monitored for approximately six weeks before returning to the team.
3. If at this time the student is still not making progress the team will then refer the student to our Tier 3 team. This team is made up from staff members throughout the building to provide further suggestions and/or feedback to the teacher. If at this time interventions have been documented to not be successful the team could make a referral to our Special Education staff for further review.
As we end this first quarter parent teacher communication is vital to support students.