About MTSS

Last Updated: 5/11/2022 4:53 PM

Please note that this site is under construction. 

In the meantime, please check out some of our MTSS newsletters:

2018 Fall MTSS Newsletter 

2019 Spring MTSS Newsletter

2019 Fall MTSS Transportation Newsletter

2020 Spring MTSS Lunch Talk


NMSD has adopted a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) model of prevention.  This MTSS model is designed to address our students' academic, behavioral, and social needs using a continuum of supports, including a proactive approach for addressing the needs of the Whole Child.  We have established systematic screening practices and a continuum of supports, ranging from opportunities provided to all students, to targeted supports for those who need them.  The three-tiered model provides for: Tier 1 (supports for all), Tier 2 (supports for some), and Tier 3 (supports for a few). 

The goal is to create a safe, positive learning environment including the accurate detection of students who need additional support beyond Tier 1 and then providing these students with additional Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports. 



A district manual is currently being developed. Currently we have developed common definitions for each tier. You can view these definitions here     

                                                   Tier 3   

Learn more about MTSS and view each school's MTSS Implementation Blueprints by clicking on the links below:

Belfair Elementary

Sand Hill Elementary

Hawkins Middle School

North Mason High School