The Watch and Support Committee meets weekly to discuss current and ongoing concerns about individual students and to make plans to help them to find success at Vermont Commons. The team is composed of the Middle and High School Deans, Assistant Head of School, Director of Counseling and the Learning Specialist. With this mix of roles, the committee is able to follow and address issues relating to social and behavioral needs, academic difficulties, emotional challenges, and learning differences.
The faculty communicate their observations to the Watch and Support Committee through e-mail, grade level meetings, and informal conversation as concerns emerge. The Committee tracks individual students and seeks trends in the information to make recommendations to support students, and their families, when needed.
Some student progress is tracked in the long-term, while others remain on the radar of the committee only briefly until the situation resolves. Weekly Committee meetings guarantee that each student is individually tracked and ensure follow-through with all parties thus helping to assure each students’ greatest success at VCS.