Mrs. Marcie Claesgens
322-1365 ext. 222
Room 22 (across from Watson Office)
It is my pleasure to introduce myself as the School Service Provider at Watson Elementary. The overall success of your student is my priority. I am available to assist students with many issues, such as motivation to learn, social skills and conflict resolution. Please contact me by phone or E-mail if there is a specific area of concern regarding your child.
Ensuring the success of each student requires the cooperation of parents, Teachers and Service Providers. I am eager to share in the collaboration of the team that is working to help your child thrive and grow as a successful Watson student.
The School Service Provider is under the direction of Special Education, and is responsible for assisting with the following tasks: behavioral assessment of students, generating and implementing behavioral plans to remediate behavioral and social problems for students in general or special education programs. I am also available for consultation to school personnel and parents. The role of the School Service Provider is to facilitate, assess and support instructional programs for students in general and special education; provide training and work collaboratively with teachers, and support staff. To demonstrate best practices, strategies and techniques to enhance instruction for students with social, communication, behavioral and learning challenges; provide preventative classroom lessons such as bullying prevention, problem solving, self esteem, developing social skills, etc. The School Service Provider will work with classrooms, individuals, or small groups.
*Please be advised that the services provided are Educational Based Social and Emotional support, related to students’ thoughts, feelings, and behavior within the school environment. If you feel that your student is in need of additional therapeutic supports the School Service Provider can assist with locating those services within your community.*
Service Provider Referral Process and Forms
The School Service Provider will assist students directly on an emergent basis, through Teacher / Administrator referral or by Parental request.
The School Service Provider will serve as a consultant to teachers and administrators, as well as conduct classroom observations and presentations.
The Service Provider may also see students as an intervention through the IAT (Intervention Assistance Team) / RTI ( Response to Intervention) process, as support to a Section 504 plan, or as a Related Service to support a students IEP goals.
If you feel that your student would benefit from the assistance of this service you may contact your student’s teacher to discuss your concerns or contact the Service Provider directly. If your student will be seen for assistance on an intermittent or ongoing basis you will be required to complete and return a parental permission form.
COOPERATION * ACCOUNTABILITY * RESPECT * EFFORT * SUCCESS
PBIS Program Overview
At Watson Elementary we are excited to implement a program called PBIS or Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. Our goal is to create a school-wide environment that is positive, preventative, predictable and effective for the behavior of all children. Students will be taught positive behaviors, routines, and cues that will be encouraged by all faculty and staff in all school environments. Our goal is to:
· Create culture of positive behaviors
· Reduce behavior disruptions
· Create appropriate environments to educate all students
The Watson C.A.R.E.S. Behavior Expectation Matrix is to be posted in every classroom and all other school common areas, and used to teach expected positive learning behaviors. All students are encouraged to demonstrate Cooperation, Accountability, Respect, Effort and Success.
Watson C.A.R.E.S – Positive Behavior Support System
Multiple levels of Positive Behavior support/reinforcement
· Any student caught exhibiting one of the Watson C.A.R.E.S. expectations may be rewarded. These rewards are for all types of students and are not tied to academic achievement. Students may be rewarded by any adult in the building.
· The student will be verbally praised for the positive behavior, stating the C.A.R.E.S. expectation that was demonstrated. e.g. – “Johnny that was so Respectful of you to pick up Mary‘s dropped pencil. I’d like you to have this “Super Student” token.
· Student is presented with a “Super Student” token.
· Students will be called to the office at a designated time to redeem the tokens for a tangible item from the “Treasure Tower” of rewards.
· Students sign in at the office to redeem reward.
· Names of the students who were rewarded will be read over the announcements.
· Students will have picture taken and displayed on a reward wall for all students and staff to see and appreciate.
· Student’s names will also be posted on the Watson website.
· All adults in the building will have access to award tokens; including Custodial Staff, Cafeteria Workers, Secretaries and Instructional Assistants.
Kids Health – KidsHealth is the most visited site online for doctor-approved information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years.
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families – The Dougy Center provides support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families grieving a death can share their experiences.
Worry Wise Kids – Addresses the growing needs for children to be equipped to cope with and overcome the stress, worry and anxieties in their life.
Kids Against Bullying – A site with videos, games, and other activities to help kids address the issue of bullying.
CHADD- Children and Adults with ADHD – CHADD is a national non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.