Anyone can refer a student to SAP when they are concerned about someone’s behavior -- any school staff, a student’s friend, a family member or community member. The students themselves can even go directly to the SAP team to ask for help. The SAP team contacts the parent for permission to proceed with the SAP process.
The SAP team gathers objective information about the student’s performance in school from all school personnel who have contact with the student. Information is also collected from the parent. The team meets or speaks with the parent(s)/guardians to discuss the information collected and also meets with the student. Together, a plan is developed that includes strategies for removing the learning barriers and promoting the student’s academic and personal success to include in-school and/or community-based services and activities.
Intervention and Recommendations
The plan is put into action. The team assists in linking the student to in-school and/or community-based services and activities. The team might recommend a behavioral health screening or assessment.
Support and Follow-Up
The SAP team continues to work with and support the student and their family. Follow-up includes monitoring, mentoring, and motivating for academic success. Ongoing communication will be provided to parent(s)/guardians throughout the process.