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I wanted to review the IST referral process, as staff are most likely noting continued concerns with some students. Here are the basic steps to the process:
- Referring teacher will fill out the WRIST form found under the IST section of Staff Resources on the Salem Public Schools website. That staff will then put the completed form in my mailbox. If there are any relevant team members you would like to see participate in the meeting, it would be helpful to note those names at the top of the form.
- I will send an email to all relevant team members requesting their participation and informing them of the date and time of the IST meeting. At this time, we are trying to schedule bi-monthly meetings on Friday mornings.
- After the initial meeting, I will send an action list to all team members clarifying each person's follow-up responsibilities.
We hope this will make IST a more effective intervention for students. Let me know if you have any ideas or questions.
Bonnie Chesley, M.Ed.
Bilingual School Adjustment Counselor
Nathaniel Bowditch School
79 Willson St.
Salem, MA 01970