Problem Solving


Here at Fox Hill School, we are fortunate to be able to utilize a method of academic intervention known as Response-To-Intervention or RTI.  The purpose of RTI is to prevent academic failure by implementing early intervention, frequent progress monitoring, and increasing intensive research-based instructional interventions for children who are experiencing difficulty in any number of academic areas.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Problem Solving

Who is on the Problem Solving Team?

The Problem Solving Team is composed of a group of educators from a wide variety of disciplines and generally include Mrs. Johnson (Fox Hill Principal), Mrs. DeCoste (Reading Specialist), Jessica Greene (Guidance Counselor), the student’s classroom teacher, a special education teacher, and are led by the School Psychologist.   Parents are always invited to Problem Solving meetings for their children and are very valuable members of the Team!

When are Problem Solving Meetings and where are they located?

The Problem Solving Team meets every Tuesday and Thursday (grades 3-5) from 8:00am – 8:30am.  Problem Solving Meetings take place in the School Psychologist’s office located in Pod 4 (1st Grade Pod).

What can I expect from a Problem Solving meeting?

If this is your child’s first problem solving meeting, we will begin with team member introductions and ask their classroom teacher for a summary of their current academic progress.  From there, we will discuss their strengths & weaknesses as a learner and create realistic goals we can expect them to achieve in a 8 week time frame.  At this time, we will also discuss implementation of interventions we feel are necessary to help them achieve these goals (e.g. extra reading or math support, behavior plans, etc).  Once a plan is formulated, you will receive the formal plan outlining what was discussed at the meeting.  The Team will reconvene in 8 weeks to discuss the student’s progress and determine whether our inventions should continue and create new goals if necessary.

If it is not your child’s first Problem Solving meeting, we will begin by reviewing their previous Problem Solving Plan and monitor their progress towards their goals.  Depending on their progress, we will determine if interventions are still necessary or if they need to be changed.  If it is necessary, a new problem solving plan will be created with new goals.

Why was my student referred for Problem Solving?

Students are generally referred for participation in the Problem Solving process to help address their academic needs by their teacher or members of the Problem Solving Team.  The Problem Solving process is used to address any needs that may affect a student’s academic performance including reading, math, speech & language, occupational therapy, or behavioral support.

How do I refer my child for Problem Solving?

If you would like to learn more information about the Problem Solving process, please do not hesitate to contact Kim.


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