Support Services


Earl Warren is pleased to offer a variety of services that address academic, social and emotional issues in order to help students reach their full potential.  The following list outlines a number of programs designed to assist EWMS students and encourage optimal academic achievement and middle school success.  Most programs are open to ALL students on a drop-in basis.  Programs marked with an asterisk are by invitation due to specific academic intervention needs and space limitations.  Additionally, please note that most teachers are available to provide extra assistance on an appointment basis.  The best way to contact your student’s teacher is via e-mail.

Academic Practice Time (APT)
Each student is scheduled into a section of APT which meets daily for 30 minutes. APT allows students to begin their homework as well as access computers on our campus. Textbooks are available in each classroom for student use.
 
Homework Hour 
 Homework Hour provides individual or small group tutoring before or after school with a teacher.  Students may choose to work on any assignments and are encouraged to attend if they need extra help with work. Homework Hours are Monday thru Friday 7:45am - 8:15am and Monday thru Friday during lunch.  
 
TASS occurs at least once per month throughout the year.  EWMS core teachers are available to provide additional academic support to students on designated Thursdays from 2:50-4:30 pm.  Students can receive extra help in academic subject areas. Most departments will accept SOME make-up work completed at TASS for full or partial credit.
 
Organizational Support*

Students are taught effective skills and habits to stay organized. Over the course of a month students are educated on how to organize their binders, how to effectively use their agenda, how to check missing grades in AERIES, how to use their time in APT wisely, and how to study at home. 


Math Lab*

Meets during APT for 30 minutes and supports students who need extra help with only math.  Students are nominated by their math teacher. During math lab a student works with a math teacher and peer tutors. 

 
SST 
The purpose of Student Study Team (SST) is to identify and support students who are dealing with issues that may be interfering with learning. SST is comprised of the Assistant Principal, Counselor, School Psychologist, Special Education Department Chair and teachers.  The team meets once a week to discuss students who are struggling academically, socially, or emotionally.  Students are referred to the team by staff, parents, or teachers.  The team decides on a plan of action and follows up with the student regularly until they are satisfied with the student's improvement. If interested, call your child's counselor. 
 
Restorative Practice
Restorative practices are utilized by the teachers, counselor and administration to assist students to address emotional or social issues, as well as to learn from behavioral challenges. This method helps students to work through their problems and learn to communicate openly and effectively in a safe environment.