Student mental health and wellness remains a priority to the Robla School District as we transition to reopening schools and supporting each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. All Robla School District staff members have engaged in social/emotional professional development over the past several years and have resources to utilize to support students in this area.
First Two Weeks of School
Teachers will incorporate social/emotional learning lessons during the first two weeks of school. Teachers can use some of the following:
- Second Step
- SEL professional development training documents
- Social stories about flexibility
Teachers will take this time to review the new schedule expectations, procedures, and changes to the layout of campus. Each site will work collaboratively to address how to do this as a school community.
Throughout The School Year
Teachers will continue to address the social/emotional needs of each class cohort, as appropriate. They will refer students for counseling services through the current Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) process.
The currently implemented MTSS, social worker referral, and IEP processes will remain in place to address counseling referrals. Due to changes in delivery of counseling services due to COVID-19, referrals will be prioritized based on severity of need. The recommended counseling service model will be determined by the individual student’s needs as well as meeting physical distancing requirements. Counseling groups will be available when a school site is able to meet physical distancing requirements.
When social workers or school psychologists are providing mental or behavioral health services to students in person, accommodations for physical distancing and all safety protocols will be made (i.e., room spaced for physical distancing, individual student supplies, sanitization, Plexiglas when needed, etc.).
When social workers or school psychologists are providing mental or behavioral health services to students via distance learning, services will align with the district distance learning plan agreements, to the greatest extent possible.