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VTSS at Holladay Elementary School

Here at Holladay Elementary School, academic and behavior instruction go hand-in-hand. We use Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) as a way to provide students with instruction, support, and assistance through a positive, encouraging way. Under the Virginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) model, we target behavior skills where students may struggle and offer guidance and support to help individuals, classrooms, and the whole school achieve in a safe, positive environment.

Through VTSS and PBIS, we use evidence-based, system-wide practices and common language surrounding our school-wide expectations, SOAR: I am Safe, I am an Outstanding leader, I have an Attitude of respect, I am Responsible. We match our instructional approach based on the needs of students and continually teach our expectations. At Holladay, we believe that behavior is taught and reinforced just like math, reading, science, and social studies. Students who need support are provided intervention and support based on their needs and students who excel with our school expectations and The Leader in Me curriculum are provided leadership opportunities throughout the classroom and school.

Below is our SOAR Behavior Expectation Matrix. We believe the best way for students to know what we expect is to tell them what we expect.

As a parent, there are resources for you to find out how you can support expectations at home and become more engaged at school. Please see the following websites for more information and check back as we continue to add and update resources. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Milteer