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Welby Prevention Plan

Welby Elementary School Prevention Plan 2022-23

Our school’s mission is to: Learn, Grow, Achieve

Prevention Plan Overview

This prevention plan has been created following Jordan District guidelines, which can be reviewed at wellness.jordandistrict.org.

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 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.
  • Our school’s mental health providers (school counselors, school psychologists, or clinical support) are trained and supported by the 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.
  • Our school utilizes the Golden Gate Kids program. Students are introduced to related curriculum monthly.
  • ​​Our school recognizes positive behavior through the monthly Student of the Month Golden Gate Kids Awards.
  • Teachers meet in weekly Professional Learning Community collaboration and intervention teams to ensure students' academic and emotional needs are being met.
  • Teachers foster a safe, caring, and respectful learning environment in their classrooms where students are encouraged to take risks and learn from their mistakes.
  • We are a community working together to create a culture of rigorous learning to conquer hard things and grow together. 
  • We create a safe environment where mistakes are a stepping stone to success through data-driven, collaborative, and reflective practices.

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.
  • 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.

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 support accordingly.
  • Our school’s staff is trained on school procedures for recognizing, reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring, etc.), and responding to bullying incidents including contacting parents and referral to administration or school psychologist as appropriate.
  • Our school staff documents incidents in Skyward according to State requirements.
  • 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.
  • Through the Golden Gate Kids program, students review appropriate behavior that discourages bullying and what to do if bullying is observed. 

 

Violence Prevention Plan

  • Our school’s administrators are trained on the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (C-STAG), along with other members of our school’s threat assessment team which includes: custodial services, school psychologist, and school leadership team members. 
  • 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.
  • Through the Golden Gate Kids program, students learn about appropriate ways for addressing conflict. 

Additional Strategies

  • Students participate in red ribbon week for drug and alcohol prevention.
  • 5th-grade students participate in DARE with a school resource officer 
  • Other events sponsored by the PTA such as a fundraiser run, school skate nights, and end-of-year carnival. 

This prevention plan has been created following Jordan District guidelines, which can be reviewed at wellness.jordandistrict.org.

Future Plans & Ideas 

  • Each classroom will have a calm down corner and there will be consultation with the school psychologist and an assistant to help train students about the appropriate use of the materials and space. 
  • Lunch recess assistant provides structured recess opportunities for students to participate in activities at recess with more supervision and support.