Examples of Tiered Practices

Tier 1 Universal Supports
  • Clear, concise and consistent communication about schedules and expectations
  • Predictable daily/weekly routines, rituals and celebrations
  • Community building to create belonging and connection
  • Taking attendance in a caring manner
  • Personalized outreach and communication to families when students are absent
  • Recognition of good and improved attendance
  • Individual wellness check and connectivity assessments
  • Facilitate access to food, health/telehealth and supports for other basic needs
  • Regular monitoring of attendance data to activate supports and identify trends
Tier 2 Early Intervention
  • Using absenteeism data to activate targeted supports
  • Meeting or home visit with student and family when absences add up (in person or virtual)
  • Individual attendance plan developed with families and students
  • Mentoring (in-person and virtual)
  • Tailored physical and mental health supports
  • Prioritizing participation in expanded learning
  • Tech support and training to ensure access to virtual learning supports
Tier 3 Intensive Intervention
  • Intensive outreach to locate student and family and assess situation
  • Coordinated case management with multiple systems including child welfare, mental health, health, housing/homelessness and juvenile justice (as a last resort)