It is once again time for the October Catch! No, we are not talking about Fall seafood! To be sure, this is not so much about “Catch and Release” as it is about “Catch and Support!” The October Catch is a decision rule that is based on research demonstrating that students with two or more Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs) by October are on a trajectory for having six or more ODRs by the end of the year. By identifying and referring kiddos with two or more ODRs by October, teams can catch and support these kids early in the year, making it easier to change the trajectory for these students. Consider adding the October Catch to your Tier 3 Identification process.