Response to Intervention

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Response to Intervention is an educational strategy that ensures that struggling and at-risk students’ strengths and needs are identified and addressed in a timely fashion.  It consists of a three tier system of response to students’ needs, with Tier 1 addressing the needs of all students through the core instructional program.

Students who are not progressing adequately in Tier 1 may be moved to a Tier 2 program, with a more intensive and targeted intervention begun to meet the student’s needs.  A Tier 3 intervention may be used for students who do not progress adequately in Tier 2, and this consists of a more individualized intervention program to address specific deficits.

Throughout the RtI process, a commitment is made to address students’ needs through the use of high quality, research-based, systematic instructional strategies and to monitor students’ progress regularly.  The RtI framework can be used to address both academic and behavioral needs of students. More information can be found at the following link:

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The pamphlet, A Parent’s Guide to Response to Intervention, which provides parents, families and others with information regarding Response to Intervention is now available in Spanish, Korean, Russian, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Please use the following link:

School Reopening Update - 8/7/20

Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced that schools across New York State will be allowed to reopen and must work with the SED and DOH as to how that will occur. He also announced a series of next steps for districts to take between now and August 21, including posting separately their remote learning, COVID testing and contract tracing plans, in addition to holding discussions with parents and staff.  With this new information, the Suffern Central School District will take a few days to align its state-mandated reopening plans with Governor Cuomo's directives. Please watch for updates on school day scheduling, instruction, transportation and other critical district operations in the coming days as well as dates for parent and staff discussions to be held.


El gobernador Andrew Cuomo anunció hoy que las escuelas en todo el estado de Nueva York podrán reabrir y deben trabajar con el SED y el DOH en cuanto a cómo ocurrirá eso. También anunció una serie de próximos pasos para que los distritos tomen entre ahora y el 21 de agosto, incluyendo publicar por separado su aprendizaje remoto, pruebas COVID y planes de seguimiento de contratos, además de mantener conversaciones con los padres y el personal. Con esta nueva información, el Distrito Escolar Central de Suffern tardará unos días en alinear sus planes de reapertura obligatorios por el estado con las directivas del gobernador Cuomo. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la programación del día escolar, la instrucción, el transporte y otras operaciones críticas del distrito en los próximos días, así como las fechas para las discusiones de padres y personal que se llevarán a cabo.