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Programs & Services
Programs & Services
Bullying is when a person or group repeatedly tries to harm someone who is wekaer or who they think is weaker. Sometimes it involves direct attacks such as hitting, name calling, teasing or taunting. Sometimes it is indirect, such as spreading rumors or trying to make others reject someone.
Often adults dismiss bullying among kids as a normal part of growing up. But bullying is harmful. It can lead to children and teenagers to feel tense and afriad. It may lead them to avoid school. In severe cases, teens who are bullied may feel they need to take drastic measures or react violently. Others even consider suicide. For some, the effects of bullying last a lifetime.
Students or parents/guardians of students who have been bullied or witnessed bullying in or around school should immediately report such incidents to the school principal or other adult staff
If there is no response, then the incident should be reported to the District's Bullying Hotline at (215) 400-SAFE (7233).
PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. PBIS IS NOT a packaged curriculum, scripted intervention, or manualized strategy. PBIS IS a prevention-oriented way for school personnel to (a) organize evidence-based practices, (b) improve their implementation of those practices, and (c) maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for students. PBIS supports the success of ALL students.
Social-emotional skills—like math skills—build on each other. Second Steps universal, classroom-based program is designed to teach children how to understand and manage their emotions, control their reactions, be aware of others’ feelings, and have the skills to problem-solve and make responsible decisions. Each grade-level kit includes easy-to-teach, short weekly lessons, engaging songs and games, and daily activities and take-home materials to reinforce learning.
The MTSS (multi-tiered systems of support) specialist supports schools on improving overall school climate including but not limited to improving lunch and recess, assisting teachers in implementing morning meetings, supporting teachers around improving classroom management, training school staff on conflict resolution, performing climate assessments at schools and assisting in implementing school wide interventions.
Restorative Practices is a framework of discipline that is both proactive and reactive to issues within the school community. The model focuses on working together as a school community to solve problems and repair harm rather than being solely focused on punitive discipline.
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