MTSS and Curriculum
Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS)
Komarek School District utilizes a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) to assist teachers with instructional planning as well as to provide additional support to students in the areas of academics and social/emotional learning. Data collection (called ‘Benchmarking’ or ‘Screening’) occurs throughout the school year for all students in Kindergarten through 8th grades. This data helps teachers to plan for targeted instruction and also helps specialists to identify students who may be in need of supplemental intervention.
Komarek School District provides all students with research-based instruction in the area of social and emotional learning. Komarek students receive weekly instruction through the Second Step program, with lessons designed to teach skills in the areas of communication, decision-making, and cooperation. For more information on social/emotional learning in the state of Illinois, please click here. For more information on the Second Step program, click here.
Sexual Assault and Abuse Awareness Curriculum
‘Erin’s Law’ (Public Act 097-1147) requires schools to implement an age-appropriate sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12. For more information on Erin’s Law, please click here. Each year parent communication about presentation schedule and curriculum will be provided ahead of the teaching of this curriculum; parents will be given the opportunity to opt students out from this instruction. If you have questions about the curriculum used to meet the requirements of Erin’s Law, please contact the Director of Student Services.
SUICIDE PREVENTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES
‘AnnMarie’s Law’ (Public Act 99-0443) was enacted in 2015 following the death in 2013 of AnnMarie Blaha. This law requires school districts to adopt a suicide prevention policy and procedures.
Resources for Students/Families in Crisis:
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline (24 hours, English/Spanish): Call 800-273-8255
- Crisis Text Line (24 hour access to Crisis Counselor): Text HOME to 741741
- Safe2Help Illinois Helpline: Call 844-4-SAFEIL (723345), Text SAFE2 (72332)