Tier I - Universal Access: A strong tiered system of support begins with a focus on Tier I. Tier I, or universal access, is culturally and linguistically responsive to our Black, Indigenous and additional students of Color as well as our multilingual students. Tier I should also be designed to be inclusive and accessible to all students including students with IEPs. Tier I is universal access to essential grade level standards, behavior instruction and practice, Tier I Core Counseling Curriculum, school wide SEL practices, and community and family engagement for all students. Tier I is supported by PLCs, School Climate Teams, and ILT and is provided by the classroom teacher, school counselor, school social workers, Gen-ed funded school psychologists and school nurses. Tier I supports school wide expectations, wellness and climate of the school community.
Tier I Resources
Climate Team Function and Responsibilities - This document outlines the functions, roles, responsibilities and other information related to the work of the Climate Team.
School Climate Team Agenda TEMPLATE - This in an optional template.
Effective Classroom Practices Plan 21-22 TEMPLATE - This is a template for the ECPPs that teachers create annually.
Tier I Behavior Support Site - This site includes a variety of Tier I supports organized by function and category.
Tier I Resources for Distance Learning
PBIS for Distance Learning - This document includes digital citizenship matrix examples, digital citizenship resources for teachers and the PPS-HD Effective Classroom Practices Plan template.
Effective Practices in a Virtual Classroom - This link includes instructional and relationship & connectedness resources.
Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs)
Part of creating a positive climate is responding to unexpected behaviors fluently, reengaging the student back in learning as quickly as possible. It is important to document unexpected behaviors and staff response in order to review the information to look for trends and design additional supports if needed. PPS' documentation system includes Office Discipline Referrals.