My previous post outlined 3 important pieces of information for families new to our learning community. This post is very closely linked as I will share another support in place at Woodhaven Middle School.
Escorted Intervention is a strategy that has been put in place to support our “Intentional Non-Learners”. These are those students who, despite having work that they are capable of completing and learning from, and despite teachers’ efforts to help students complete this work they still choose not to engage.
Escorted Intervention is a learning support in which those students who have not completed assessments or assignments that are deemed significant by their teacher (this eliminates things like vocabulary and spelling lists etc. as those are dealt with by the teacher) are placed. After repeated efforts by the teacher to have the student complete the assignment/assessment – e.g. keeping the student in at lunch or before or after school, contacting parents for support etc.- if the work has not been completed these students are referred to administration for Escorted Intervention.
Escorted Intervention is held every Tuesday after school from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the school library commons, starting this Tuesday, October 13th. While we may have some bellies full of turkey, we will be welcoming kids in to complete their work!
Escorted Intervention is named as such because while it is an intervention to support our kids, we realize that they often must be escorted to the library by an adult to ensure that they arrive to complete their work. During this time administration is available to answer questions and help students complete their work. Escorted Intervention is not optional for our students. We are not willing to let our students’ grades reflect work completion, but rather what they know and can do.
Students who require Escorted Intervention as a support to complete their work will be informed by their teacher. In addition, their teacher will contact parents via email prior to Tuesday to provide an additional opportunity for students to complete the work. If the work remains incomplete parents will be contacted again on Tuesday via email to inform them that their child will need to stay to complete this work under the supervision of administration.
If, for some reason, the student is unable to stay to complete the work at that time, alternate arrangements will be made between the teacher and parents and student to complete the assignment(s).
If you have any questions about how this intervention works or would like to discuss this further, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or school administration.
Mr. S. Patras
Principal, Woodhaven Middle School