Windsor School MTSS Purpose Statement
MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is a systematic approach to teaching, which incorporates differentiated instruction and tiered levels of support to address the individual needs of each student to maximize learning. The tiered levels of intervention include both academic and social-emotional supports at the classroom, small group, and individual student level.
Tier III: Intensive (Few)
Intensive Individualized Interventions and Supports
More focused, targeted instruction/intervention and supplemental support in addition to and aligned with the core academic behavior curriculum and instruction
Tier II: Targeted (Some)
Targeted Supplemental Interventions and Supports
More focused, targeted instruction/intervention and supplemental support in addition to and aligned with the core academic and behavior curriculum and instruction
Tier I: Universal (All)
Core Universal Instruction and Supports
General academic and behavior instruction and support designed and differentiated for all students in all settings
Windsor School Vision
The Windsor School District leads the community in educating students to become responsible, caring, and contributing members of a changing global society.
Windsor School Mission
The mission of the Windsor School District is to be a learning community that meets the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of each student. Our district provides a challenging curriculum and opportunities that promote creativity, provide personalized learning experiences, raise students’ global awareness, and ensure each student reaches his or her potential. Our program cultivates collaboration among staff, students, parents, and the community. Finally, the Windsor School District is committed to supporting community-based experiential learning opportunities that utilize the cultural heritage of Windsor and the richness of the natural environment.
What PBIS is and how it looks/works at State Street School
P.B.I.S. stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. At State Street School the purpose is to develop a school-wide behavior system, based on data that promotes a positive school culture. Through establishing and teaching consistent expectations, students will achieve behavioral and academic success. School, family and community involvement happens at all levels of implementation. Students at State Street School are expected to be respectful, responsible and safe in all locations.
Steve the Stinger is our mascot, representing Windsor Yellow Jackets being respectful, responsible, and safe. When students are seen demonstrating an act of respect, responsibility, or safety, they are given a token, called a stripe coin. Stripe coins are added to a classroom collection, which is brought every other week to our community meeting/assembly. Our Steve the Stinger stripe coin collection board becomes our school wide stripe coin collection! Each classroom sends a representative to the stage with the class’s stripe coin collection. Once we fill up one of Steve’s stripes, we earn a reward!
Scavenger Hunt: Students celebrated being safe, respectful and responsible at State Street School with an outdoor scavenger hunt. Younger students searched for the letters of the alphabet and older students did an I Spy scavenger hunt where they got to find objects based upon specific characteristics.
Winter Fun Day: After filling one of Steve’s strips this winter the students celebrated with a Winter Fun Day. The students enjoyed sledding, creating snowballs using tennis balls to throw into a field, blowing bubbles into the cold, hula-hooping in the snow and building animal snow sculptures.
Door Decorating Contest: In celebration of Spirit Week, this past February, all of the K-6 classrooms were challenged to show their Green and Gold pride by decorating their classroom door. Each door needed to include the school colors, our PBIS School-Wide Expectations and Steve the Stinger. After the doors were decorated several of the High School Student Council representatives voted on which door on each of the three floors had the best PBIS display. It was a difficult decision because of the level of creativity. The winning classrooms received a prize of their choice. The first floor winners were Karen Hull’s Kindergarten class who celebrated with an ice cream party. The second floor winners were Debra White’s third grade classroom who celebrated with a pizza lunch. The third floor winners were Colleen DeSchamp’s sixth grade classroom who celebrated with a bagel and fruit breakfast.
March Madness: During the month of March PBIS ran our own version of "March Madness." Our version, however, had nothing to do with basketball and everything to do with our school-wide expectations, Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe. The team created a competition by floor to see which class could earn the most striped coins by demonstrating Respectful, Responsible and Safe behaviors in our most trying areas: the playground, the lunchroom and the hallways. This competition created a serious buzz around our school and reminded the students of school expectations. The students earned many striped coins and had a great time demonstrating their respectful, responsible and safe behavior. Winning classes were rewarded with a choice of a breakfast, pizza, or ice cream party.
Safety Cones: School Resource Officer, Jennifer Frank, in coordination with the Windsor Police Department and State Street School PBIS Team, will be bringing our school-wide expectations around safety out into the community by acknowledging students practicing safe behavior with a Safety Cones Ticket. Safety Cones Tickets can be used to purchase an ice cream cone at Boston Dreams, a locally based coffee shop and eatery.