Welcome to the Multi-Tiered System of Supports

  • Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Digital Learning Resources: Click Here 

    MTSS Behavioral Health & Management Team-Behavior Hotline

    Our team is excited to announce a behavior lifeline for families and staff that may need behavior supports for their students/children. Connecting virtually, via phone call, or email, we can help you!

    Supports for families and staff include:

    • Individualized family supports that will benefit your family/students in the home. Topics include:
    • Creating routines and structure within the home
    • How to come up with rewards for your child
    • Helping with challenging behaviors
    • Setting up your student/child for success using positive language

    Supports for staff include:

    • How to engage with your students via phone call or online
    • Supporting students that may not be motivated
    • Teams/Zoom meetings for additional questions/supports 


    To access supports, please email MTSS@washoeschools.net or call our hotline at: 775-337-7566.

    -Please make sure to include the following in your email along with your question(s):

    • Name & contact information
    • Student(s) name
    • School(s)/Program(s)
    • Our team will contact you shortly after receiving your email.

     Behavioral Resources

    Ten Positive Behavior Support Strategies to Support Families at Home ©American Positive Behavioral Supports/APBS (PDF)

    Behavioral Strategies for Home Based Learning (PDF)

    Home Activities Sample ©Monte Vista RM 1/Pre-K (Word Document)

    Verbal De-escalation (PDF)

    Visual Schedule ©ABA Visualized  (PDF)

    Washing Hands Visual ©ABA Visualized (PDF) 

    Positive Behavioral Interventions (PBIS) and Supports for Family (Website)

    -Offers webinars and handouts.

    PBS Kids (Website)

    -Your child(ren) can play online games that include topics such as feelings and teamwork.

    ChildMind® Institute:  Managing Child Behavior Problem Behavior at Home (Website)

    -Explains the ABC's of a child's behavior and how to intervene appropriately.  *If a pop-up appears asking you to sign-up, you can simply click on the ChildMind page to bypass that site request.

    ChildMind® Institute:  Coping During Covid-19 Resources for Parents (Website)

    -Has several videos for families on coping at home: Managing anxiety, dealing with behavior at home, and self-care are other topics discussed.

    Association for Positive Behavior Support: About Families (Website)

    -Has a wide variety of articles to support behavior at home, as well as developing routines and schedules.

    SocialThinking: Help Your Kids Become Whole Body Listeners (Website Article)

    This particular article discusses how to teach your child to be a whole body listener, as well as games to play to teach the skill.

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):  Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Pre-schoolsers (Website)

    Provides a variety of resources and examples of creating routines and structure.



    This site contains information on the implementation of a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Social and Emotional Learning practices at schools and in the classroom, to include Behavioral Health and Management with Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices (RP).

    Please find our Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Digitial Learning Resources Here  


    Our Mission

    The Multi-Tiered System of Supports-Social and Emotional Learning Department works to develop Washoe County School District's capacity to create, support, and sustain school climates that are safe, orderly, predictable, and positive, so as to maximize opportunities for academic, social, and emotional success for all.   
    Additional Information
    • Click on the links to the right for more detailed information on MTSS, PBIS & Behavioral Health and Management, SEL, and RP.
    • If you have any question that cannot be answered on this site, please contact anyone in the department as listed below. 
    • Check the Professional Learning Management System (PLMS) in MyPGS to see all upcoming professional development.

Contact Information

Universal District Level Referral Form

  • New Updated Referral Form for SY 2019-2020

    Click HERE to refer a case for any of the following supports:
    • WCSD Behavior (GenEd & SpEd)




    • District Intervention Assistance Team (DIAT) 
    You may submit a referral for just DIAT. 
    If you are requesting additional behavior supports from MTSS or SPED, as well as DIAT, please select a secondary reason for referral.
    An email confirmation of receipt will be sent within one business day.  If you do not receive an email or have questions regarding your submission, please email MTSS Support or Michelle Tye


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