Liberty Elementary Principal Dr. Cheryl Robey (center) and some members of the school’s TBSP team (left to right: assistant principal Janetta Davenport, Dr. Mary Kate Boston, Kay Kay Garrett, Kellie Spence and Katie Giles) are recognized along with the other seven Model of Demonstration Schools from Middle Tennessee at the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project RTI2-B Summit at Vanderbilt University on June 14.
Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),
As the school year begins, we introduce returning families and welcome new families of Liberty Elementary School to our Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B) plan that will be in its fifth year. Our faculty and staff are committed to fostering an environment that encourages academic, social, and behavioral growth for each individual student. It is our belief that our commitment to to RTI2-B allows our community to continue to grow and strengthen. As a way to maximize the program’s effectiveness, we at Liberty are providing the parent community with information regarding our RTI2-B plan. Thus, a brief description of the Liberty RTI2-B plan and expectations can be found in this packet. We hope that many of you will hear more details about this from your students! Please do not hesitate to contact Liberty Elementary school staff and faculty if you have any questions and/or comments. Our parent liaison is Mandi Weekes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What is RTI2-B?
RTI2-B refers to a three-tiered model of support and prevention. The first tier of RTI2-B is a school-wide component. Each and every student is impacted by this program just by virtue of showing up to school! The goal of this school-wide plan is to equip students with meaningful tools that will ensure lasting success and change within the school environment. Students are taught school-wide expectations, and students will be able to practice these expectations through use of our acknowledgment system. In addition to behavior-specific praise,
students may receive ROAR tickets when caught engaging in the expected behaviors. If Tier I support (as described above) is not enough for some students, then additional levels of support may be used. Some students may benefit from small group interventions (Tier II) whereas others may benefit most from individual supports (Tier III). All three levels of support are part of our school-wide RTI2-B plan. We hope to foster a positive learning environment for all students and provide the necessary support for all students to be successful.
What is the goal of RTI2-B?
The purpose of Liberty Elementary School’s RTI2-B plan is to improve our school culture and climate. Our goal is to acknowledge students for displaying our four behavioral expectations or ROAR Expectations: (1) Be Respectful, (2) Be Organized, (3) Be Always Safe, (4) Be Responsible. The Behavioral Expectations Matrix (see attached) defines what each expectation looks like in each of the school locations. For example, what does respect look like in the cafeteria, hallways, or classrooms? The Liberty community is extremely grateful for the tremendous support of our parents and families. By volunteering and being present on the school campus, you are an integral member of Liberty’s RTI2-B plan. Thus, your commitment to RTI2-B at our school is valuable and greatly appreciated. After reading the “RTI2-B Plan” and “ROAR Expectations” sections carefully (found in the student agenda and on the Liberty website), please sign the signature of support form at the bottom of this sheet and return to the school office by August 17th, 2018. We want to thank you for your faithful support and commitment to our school, our students, and our staff. It is with eager anticipation and excitement that we look forward to the successes of the coming school year.
The Liberty Faculty and Staff
SIGNATURE OF SUPPORT
Please complete and return the “Signature of Support” form to the school office by August 17, 2018.
I, _______________________, have thoroughly read Liberty Elementary School’s RTI2-B school-wide plan and the ROAR Expectations.
____ I will support and participate in implementing the RTI2-B school-wide plan each time I am at Liberty Elementary School.
____ I will not support and participate in implementing the RTI2-B school-wide plan each time I am at Liberty Elementary School.