Are you worried about your child?
The PASS Team can help!
PEOPLE for ASSISTANCE of STUDENTS in STRESS
What is the PASS program?
PASS (PEOPLE for ASSISTANCE of STUDENTS in STRESS) is the Student Assistance Program (SAP) for
PASS is concerned professionals who work to identify and provide support to students who are in need of assistance.
PASS is NOT a discipline program, a treatment program, or a drug program
How does my child become involved in the program?
Students come to the SAP team in different ways. Any member of our staff, student body, or a parent may refer a student for evaluation of behaviors associated with drug and alcohol concerns, depression or other mental health issues, and personal crises related to family issues, stress and other interpersonal relationships. The students themselves can even go directly to the PASS team to ask for help. However, the team will not become involved unless we receive your permission.
What if Someone Has Already Referred My Child to the Program?
First, know that your child was referred because someone is concerned about observable changes they are seeing in your child. Perhaps a teacher or friend has noticed changes in behavior and habits that you may or may not have noticed at home. Your observations of your child at home are important.
What Happens After I Give My Permission?
There are several steps that the team will take after you sign the permission form:
1) The PASS team will gather specific information about your child's performance in school from all school staff who have contact with your child. A team member will also talk with you either in person or over the phone about your observation, your child's strengths, and your concern.
2) Together, you and the PASS team will develop a plan of action to help your child achieve success in school. The plan might include services and activities in school and/or services from a community agency. If necessary, the PASS team will talk with you about services in the community and give you information on how to contact others who may be able to help.
The PASS team and the school will respect you and your child's privacy at all times.
To contact a member of the