MTSS Award

Fritsch Elementary Earns Statewide Award for MTSS Implementation
Posted on 12/18/2023
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Carson City School District is pleased to announce Fritsch Elementary School has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award level for Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Implementation. This recognition, awarded by the Nevada Association of Positive Behavior Support Network (a panel of statewide MTSS experts), reflects the school's outstanding commitment to ensuring the success and well-being of every student.

The Platinum Award for MTSS Implementation is the highest honor a Tier 1 or Tier 2 school can receive in recognition for its efforts to create supportive and inclusive learning environments. MTSS is a comprehensive framework designed to provide a systematic and data-driven approach to identifying and addressing the unique needs of each student. It focuses on academic, behavioral and social-emotional support to ensure all students have the opportunity to thrive.

The criteria for Platinum Award level are as followed:

  • Expectation Matrix for School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SW-PBIS) with Lesson Plans
  • Acknowledgment System
  • Discipline Flowchart
  • Big 5 Data Report
  • Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) at 70% or higher
  • Data Narrative
  • Letter of Recommendation from Carson City School District

Fritsch Elementary has consistently demonstrated excellence in its MTSS implementation, and this Platinum Award underscores the dedication and hard work of the school's administrators, teachers and staff in meeting the diverse needs of its student population. Through the school's robust MTSS program, students have access to a range of interventions and supports tailored to their individual requirements, promoting academic achievement and personal growth.

“This achievement reflects the dedication of our entire school community to provide the best possible educational experience for our students,” said Lacey Carey, lead MTSS interventionist and Instructional Coach at Fritsch Elementary School. “We believe that every child can succeed when provided with the right support, and our MTSS program is a testament to that belief."

Representatives from Fritsch Elementary will be honored during a lunchtime awards banquet to be held at the upcoming Nevada APBS Network Conference in Reno, February 12, 2024. The Carson City School District is in its third year of MTSS implementation, and all ten school sites are now formally engaging in the framework.