MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) is a data-driven, multi-tiered approach to the early identification and support of students with learning and/or behavioral needs. MTSS is not a program but a process: a way to identify who is at-risk and, more importantly, why.  RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBS(Positive Behavior Supports) are two critical components of MTSS.

Click here to view the Pyramid of Interventions


All students receive our Tier 1 Universal supports.  If a teacher is concerned about a student’s academic or behavior performance, please contact a guidance counselor.  The MTSS team can review the data and determine if further supports are needed.


Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) are used at SSMS to model, demonstrate and reinforce our expectations for our students.  PBS relies on accurate and reliable discipline data to understand the behaviors occurring across campus. An analysis of the data allows a school team to identify the problem areas, brainstorm interventions such as where and what to teach, reward the students exhibiting the expected behavior, and communicate findings to the staff, students, and families.

Hurricane Expectations: STORM

Strive for success

Take responsibility

Opt to lead

Respect others

Make good choices

Discipline Procedures and PBS/MTSS

Below are links to view classroom, office, and crisis discipline procedures, the behavior management table, and the Flow Chart.  The Behavior Tracking Form below should be used to  document interventions you are making to assist students in making the right choices.

Classroom, Office, Crisis situations

PBS Behavior Management Table

Behavior Tracking Form

If you think a student should be referred to the MTSS team for additional interventions, please contact the student’s guidance counselor, first. If it is deemed that the student should be referred to the MTSS team for behavior, please complete the following:


STORM Bucks-Students may earn STORM Bucks for displaying appropriate behaviors that exemplify the school-wide expectations. They may then turn these bucks in for reinforcers at designated times througout the school year.

Positive Behavior Referral-  YOU ROCK! Teachers can recognize a student’s continuous demonstration or strong Improvement toward the Hurricane Expectations.  The positive behavior form can also be found in the teacher lounge areas where mailboxes are located.  Please complete the form and send it to the discipline office.  Students will then be called down to receive recognition of the positive referral.


4 responses to “MTSS (PBS & RtI)

  1. julieciocca

    09/27/2012 at 3:36 pm

    Our next PBS Meeting will be Monday, October 8 at 8:30 am in Mr. Ault’s Room in the Media Center.
    The discussion will include, roll out of Lira Tokens, planning The Hurricane Cafe, Analyzing discipline data, and any other topics relating to student behavior and/or recognition. All are welcome to attend!

  2. julieciocca

    10/21/2012 at 5:38 pm

    In your boxes you will find our new Leadership Tokens! 5000 of these tokens were purchased and will be recycled. Paper Leadership Lira will still be accepted. In your boxes you will also receive a flyer about our Autumn Raffle. Students may place their Lira in the box in the cafeteria for a chance to win great prizes. Please post this in your classroom.

    Our next meeting is Tuesday at 4:00 PM in Mr. Kiefer’s room.

  3. julieciocca

    10/23/2012 at 6:14 pm

    Our next PBS meeting will be Friday, Nov 2 at 8:30 in Mr. Keifer’s room.

  4. mfitzwater331

    02/19/2013 at 10:31 am

    FDLRS has space available in many of our spring courses! Check out our website, , or like us on Facebook, fdlrsaction, for more information. Here are a few titles that have space available:

    Behavioral Response to Intervention Online Book Study

    Boardmaker 6.0

    Differentiating Math, 2-day training

    Interventions Team Training, 2-day training

    Making Reading Explicit, 2-day training

    SIM Content Enhancement/Listening and Note Taking

    SIM Learning Strategies/Possible Selves

    Tech Tools

    Thinking Outside the Device, 2-day training


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