Whole Child Initiative: Tacoma Public School’s districtwide initiative to focus
on meeting the needs of the “whole child”, meaning social and emotional supports
in addition to academics.
to how your child is feeling inside and outside of school; the needs he/she has
in order to feel happy about school and confident in their learning.
Behavioral Interventions and Supports: a prevention oriented way for school
staff to organize and implement strategies that will maximize academic and
social behavior outcomes for students.
System of Support: We have a three tiered system of support in our schools.
Tier I are interventions or teaching strategies that teachers use
for all students in their class.
Tier II are interventions that occur in smaller groups and help
students who are needing additional supports.
Tier III are interventions for students on an individual level to
meet their specific needs, additional services and/or individualized
educational plans may be provided at this level.
Regulation—A school-wide color system to help students identify and
then regulate their feelings and emotions.
For more information on the Tacoma Whole Child Initiative
please view a short informational video at the following website: