Do we have your e-mail address? Our school newsletter and parent announcements are sent out electronically unless we receive a note stating you would like a hard copy. The Cougar Print will be e-mailed bi-weekly and will be posted to the Creston Intermediate Academy’s website. The newsletter is viewable on Facebook and Twitter. If you would like to receive the Cougar Print electronically, please e-mail Donna Prater at firstname.lastname@example.org with the e-mail address you would like it sent to. Please include your student’s name and grade level. If you are currently receiving the Parent Announcements electronically (last year’s fifth graders), you are already signed up to receive our school information via e-mail.
All MSD of Warren Township schools will begin implementing Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (CR-PBIS) for the 2014-2015 school year. CR-PBIS is a research-based framework of proactive management of behavioral concerns that is grounded in a profound emphasis on what we want students “to do”. This model is used district wide to provide a consistent, positive approach to discipline that includes explicit teaching and acknowledgement of behavior expectations, cultural responsiveness, and problem solving to meet individual student needs.
Each school has a CR-PBIS team. These teams have received extensive training on the components of CR-PBIS and have developed a comprehensive plan for implementation at the building level aligned to MSD of Warren Township’s district goals of C.O.R.E. (Civility, Order, Respect, and Excellence). Each building team uses data to help determine areas of strength and additional supports needed, which aids faculty members in improving academic and behavioral outcomes for all students.
All schools have outlined the specific behaviors that are expected in the school environment. These expectations translate into observable and measurable behaviors that are explicitly taught and acknowledged when students demonstrate them in specific settings throughout the school. This promotes an atmosphere of C.O.R.E. and shifts the focus from our reactions to misbehavior to strategies that we can implement to reduce the incidence of behavioral errors.
Before and After School Childcare for students in grades K-6 will be offered through the YMCA. Locations will be at each elementary and intermediate school. More information on this program can be found be accessing the flyer.
For those students who may require medications at school such as Epi-pens, inhalers, nebulizer treatments, etc., 2 sets of medications will need to be provided - one for day care and one for the clinic at school. The YMCA and the school clinic are two separate entities and neither one will have access to the other's supplies or medications.