Prevention Plan Overview
Our school prioritizes prevention by offering support and services to our students and their families. Some of our everyday efforts, the systems and strategies for supporting our students are listed below:
- Our school uses Panorama data management to identify students in need of additional support. Students of concern meeting every week.
- Our school provides access to District mental health and support resources through Student Services which includes the Jordan Family Education Center and Mental Health Access Program.
- Our school provides access to academic support with District departments to support the success of every student. More concrete plans to help particular groups of students have more academic success.
- Our school’s mental health providers (school counselors, school psychologists, or clinical support) are trained and supported by District administration to follow current best practices in prevention and intervention efforts.
- Our school intervenes with early warning, content monitoring, and anonymous reporting tools with support from District specialists to identify and support students who may be at risk.
- Our school provides access to parent and family resources including a District partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connection, evening parent seminars, and classes through the Jordan Family Education Center.
- Daily announcements ‘We love you, we care about you…’
- Mindfulness (Lions Den, PAWS room, Lion Lunch, yoga room). Dr. Levitt’s ‘Mindful Moment’.
- Full time social worker who meets with students weekly in groups with the other counselors.
- Platinum Pride Time (credit recovery)
- ELL Support
- District personnel and working with outside agencies (choose gangs free) to support our school with the ‘fringe’ kids.
- Second Step lessons
- Our after school program
- Teacher/Student mentoring in grade levels. Same ideas/structure/expectations shared across grade levels.
- Student groups (Latinos in Action, Peer Mediators, Student Ambassadors, SBOs, NJHS).
- Grade level team meetings. Expectations, vision, plan moving forward. This prevention plan needs to be the framework of the grade level teams moving forward. Sense of belonging is something that we need to focus on. Mentoring is a job that every teacher has. Teacher mentoring is something that all teachers should be doing. Being an advocate is something that we need to focus on next year.
- Pride Time
- Home visits
Suicide Prevention Plan
- Our school’s mental health providers and administrators are trained on and review District suicide risk intervention guidelines annually with support from Jordan District’s Student Services Team.
- Yearly suicide prevention lessons for students. We will be adding a component on boundary setting and “put-downs” (harassment)
- Student Ambassadors will be sharing coping skills and strategies with other students,
- Suicide prevention week
- All of our school’s licensed staff participate in suicide prevention training for their license renewal.
- Students identified who may be at risk of suicide receive interventions and support appropriate to their individual needs which may include a screening interview (CSSR-S), parent/guardian contact, a safety plan, mental health recommendations/referrals (JFEC, MHAP, etc.), a re-entry meeting, and regular follow-up.
- Groups supported by the school psychologist to assist in student support and coping mechanisms
- SafeUT app is widely publicized and advocated to be used for mental health crises
- ***Need additional trainings for students on boundaries with peers
Bullying, Harassment, and Discrimination Prevention Plan
- Our school team proactively reviews relevant data on school climate, safety, and bullying by identifying vulnerable populations (e.g., racial and ethnic groups, LGBTQ youth, students with disabilities) and specific spaces where bullying may be likely to plan supports accordingly.
- School anti-bullying assembly with speaker who can teach preventative skills and empathy
- Peer Mediators
- Parent Meetings (with teachers, with admin, with all parties. etc)
- ***Improvement area: cell phone use/management in classroom and school,
- Our school’s staff is trained on school procedures for recognizing, reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring, etc.), and responding to bullying incidents. All bullying/harassment issues are logged into Skyward and talked to the parents about.
- Students involved in incidents of bullying as targets, aggressors, or witnesses receive support for their individual needs which may include suicide risk assessments, counseling and mental health services (i.e. school mental health team, JFEC, MHAP), Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), a student wellness plan and/or parent/guardian contact—recognizing that targets, aggressors, and witnesses of bullying are more susceptible to school problems.
- Empathy project
- Kombat with Kindness
- Suicide Prevention Week/guest speaker
- Second Step
Violence Prevention Plan
- Our school’s administrators are trained on the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (C-STAG), additional training is needed for staff
- Our school has a process for timely response to school threats using Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (C-STAG) and its decision tree. This includes warning potential victims and their parents/guardians.
- Our school’s staff and students are aware of school procedures for recognizing and reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring etc.) threats of violence.
- Students who are affected by or who make threats of violence receive interventions and support appropriate to their individual needs which may include problem solving, C-STAG interviews, suicide risk assessments, Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Restorative Conferencing, Mediation, a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), counseling and mental health services (i.e. school mental health team, JFEC, MHAP) a student wellness plan and/or parent contact.
- Research evidence-based school shooter prevention programs, collaborate with the District, and implement staff trainings
- SafeUT use advocated
- Teachers advocate reporting of information to administrators
- Kombat with Kindness week
- Second Step
- Building relationships with students to promote conversations
- Build school culture where reporting is supported and encouraged
This prevention plan has been created following Jordan District guidelines, which can be reviewed at wellness.jordandistrict.org.