As identified in the Local Accountability Control Plan, SDUHSD addresses school climate factors including increasing school connectedness, which positively impacts student well-being and achievement. At the district level, professional learning is provided in student engagement and support areas for staff members. SDUHSD staff has been trained in strategies for bullying prevention, Restorative Practices, and suicide prevention.
We are focused on the outcomes of
- creating safe, welcoming, supportive schools and classrooms
- building resilience and healthy coping strategies and the ability to process complex emotions
- providing students and families with information about supports and resources, including how to seek help if needed
Teams, including counselors, school social workers, school psychologists, teachers, and administrators are available to support students during the school day. Each school participates in ongoing work to support students such as counseling, interventions, Student Study Teams, support groups, and other school-wide strategies to promote student connectedness and well-being. Please visit school sites directly for contacts, events, and more information. If you have a social-emotional concern about a student, the school counselor is your first contact for assistance.
Parent and Community Involvement
We work with staff, parents, and community groups through advisory councils, school site councils, liaisons, memorandums of understanding, parent presentations, principal coffees, surveys, and safety and wellness teams. A district advisory group that included a parent representative from each site worked collaboratively with leaders on topics for the district to address in providing parent education and resources around safety, wellness, and social-emotional learning.
SDUHSD offers Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) addressing social-emotional needs where all students receive universal support school-wide, and some students receive further layered supports to supplement the universal offerings.