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Safety and Health

Monte Vista Elementary Prevention Plan 2022-23

Mission: Ensuring academic and social success by connecting with every child, every day

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 provides an on campus Wellness Center for every student that allows them to check in with an adult that provides them an opportunity to have their social emotional needs met immediately. Students can be identified through the Wellness Center who may need additional support.
  • Our school provides a Social Emotional Learning curriculum that is taught weekly across all grade levels where students are taught resiliency and relationship skills. Parents are provided with a weekly newsletter communicating what lessons have been taught and how they can support their students at home. 
  • 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 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.

 

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, students with disabilities, and any other student populations at risk) and specific spaces where bullying may be likely to plan supports accordingly.
  • Our school’s staff is trained on school procedures for recognizing, reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring, etc.), and responding to bullying incidents in professional development opportunities throughout the year.
  • 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.
  • Our school provides an on campus Wellness Center for every student that allows them to check in with an adult that provides them an opportunity to have their social emotional needs met immediately.
  • Our school provides a Social Emotional Learning curriculum that is taught weekly across all grade levels, and parents are provided with a weekly newsletter communicating what lessons have been taught and how they can support their students at home. 

 

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: School Administration, School Psychologist, Instructional Coach, Wellness Center Specialist, and Teacher representatives.
  • 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.
  • Our school provides an on campus Wellness Center for every student that allows them to check in with an adult that provides them an opportunity to have their social emotional needs met immediately.
  • Our school provides a Social Emotional Learning curriculum that is taught weekly across all grade levels, and parents are provided with a weekly newsletter communicating what lessons have been taught and how they can support their students at home. 

 

Additional Strategies

  • Our school provides a school wide positive reinforcement program where students earn Mustang Tickets for positive behaviors throughout the school. 
  • Our school partners with the PTA to provide school wide activities that promote positive relationships at school including a Fun Run, Red Ribbon Week, a monthly birthday table, field trips, and Battle of the Books competitions.
  • Our school will provide an annual Wellness Night for our stakeholders outlining strategies for wellness at home and resources for parents/guardians.

 

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