Follow the links below to learn more about the Universal Practices to Support Student Success and how our policies and procedures protect the healthy, safety and learning opportunities of all students.
Crews meet daily for about a half hour and involve all students and staff in the process of building a stronger community at Toki Middle School. Crew ensures that every student feels they have a place where they belong and provides every student with adult advocates. With an understanding that middle school students are at different stages of development, Crew curriculum is focused on differentiated and grade appropriate topics focused on building positive relationships, personal goal setting, career exploration, social/emotional learning, organization and literacy.
Daily Binder Information
All students at Toki Middle School use a daily binder throughout the school day, which includes school supplies, a Toki planner, and space to organize class work and school information. Daily binders ensure that students have what they need to be successful. This high-leverage AVID strategy promotes being on time and prepared, along with building student responsibility.
Student-Led Conferences (SLC)
Toki Middle School considers the relationship between students’ families and the school to be of paramount importance. We invite students and their families to attend formal conferences during which portfolios are shared, showing student progress and achievement. The student leads the conference, and Crew leaders are on-hand to support. During the conference, students explain their progress toward/mastery of both academic learning targets and character/learning skills. Students show evidence of their progress by leading their families through a portfolio of assignments culled from all classes. Students are held more accountable for their progress when they explain areas of strength and areas in need of improvement. The tone of the conference is positive with a focus on what can be done to ensure success.
The creation of Portfolios and participation in Passage presentations are universal practices that support student success at Toki. They require students to document and communicate evidence of their learning. A portfolio is a collection of student work that evidences student progress toward mastery of learning targets derived from Common Core State Standards, personal growth and achievement goals in academics, arts and character. Passage presentations are benchmark demonstrations of learning over multiple years that mark pivotal transitions during a student’s time at Toki.
The Toki Five describe the philosophy of Toki Middle School.
The use of restorative practices is embedded throughout curriculum, instruction and Positive Behavior Support (PBS) at Toki Middle School. Restorative practices encompass community building, communication skills, self-advocacy, and conflict resolution. These practices foster a strong sense of community, build empathy and create safe spaces for dialogue and resolution. In addition, our Restorative Justice (RJ) student Circle Keepers lead RJ Circles to support their peers with problem solving.