A: RtI2 stands for Response to Instruction and Intervention. The purpose of RtI2 is to provide instruction in order to help students meet academic expectations. Watch this 3 minute video to learn more about the RtI2.
Q: Can I choose for my child not to participate?
A: RtI2 is considered a general education initiative. All students are screened and grouped according to need.
Q: How do I know how my child is doing?
A: Progress monitoring reports are sent home every 4.5 weeks.
Q: What does the Progress Monitoring Graph say?
A: Watch this quick video that explains the progress monitoring graph.
Q: How can I help my child?
A: Following are some things that you can do to help:
Read to your child daily and try to make it a fun, pleasant time for both of you.
Monitor and assist with homework assignments.
Communicate with your child's teacher and your child's school.
Attend parent/teacher conferences and other school meetings.
Q: How does my child get out of RtI2?
A:Students who are identified for Tier II or Tier III in RTI2 receive instruction in their deficit skill area on their instructional level. Progress monitoring to determine academic growth occurs at least every other week. Once the student has measurable success on his/her grade level, the school RTI2 intervention team will meet and discuss dismissal to Tier I.
A: School assignment is determined by the student's physical address and the JCS Schools zoning chart. Contact JCS Transportation at 865-397-2139 (ext. 2) for help determining your child's school zone.
Q: May my child attend a school outside of the assigned school zone?
A: The Director of Schools may approve students to attend school out-of-zone and shall establish specific procedures for such enrollment (School Board Policy 6.205). If a parent is given permission from the Director of Schools for their student to attend a school out of their school zone, the parent must provide transportation to and from that school (School Board Policy 3.401).
Q: How do I know when schools will be closed, delayed, or dismissing early?
A: School closings, delays, and early dismissals are reported to local TV (WBIR, WATE, WBIR) and radio (WJFC. WIVK) station, as well as district-wide auto-call systems, websites and social media outlets.
Q: How is the decision to close schools made?
The Director of Schools determines the need for weather related school closings based on reports from the Supervisor of Transportation and the National Weather Bureau. Feedback from county emergency dispatch units as well as Transportation Department staff who are driving the bus routes to evaluate the road conditions are provided to inform this decision.