The school age program is a partial hospital program starting at age 5 ½ to 12. The kids are referred to this program from their home school counselors, neighbors, and family. The focus is on behavior management through counseling.
If a student arrives early in the morning, a parent or guardian must be present. They are to check in with the front desk, who will call their teacher to pick them up. If a student is leaving early, they are to bring in a note or call their treatment coordinator (T.C.) notifying staff of their early departure. This is due to the fact that their attendance is a crucial part of their treatment. 10 absences are allowed.
Gym is on Monday’s and Friday’s at 12:15 – 1:15 , no gym teacher so staff is responsible to plan & run the activity.Art and any other extra curricular activity is between the teacher and the ABS (adaptive behavior specialist). Group all afternoon run & billed by the ABS. On Thursday’s from 1:00 – 2:00, group will run and billed by a T.C. Any questions ask the ABS assigned to the room.
St.Vincent Family Centers<br />Welcome to the school age program.<br /> We look forward to everyone being on their best behavior so we can learn in a positive environment .<br />
Arrival to School<br />Breakfast is at 8:45 to 9:10. <br />You will be dropped off in the back bus zone.<br />Walk into the building and line up in your designated hallway with your class. <br />Staff will be outside & in the hallway to assist you. <br />This is where pocket checks will happen. Please follow the rules of not bringing in any items to school. If you do so, it will be taken & given to your guardian(s) when they come in for their scheduled family session. <br />If you arrive early, you & a guardian can have your classroom staff paged by the front desk staff.<br />
Transitions<br /><ul><li> We will use the bathroom before the start of each subject. If it is an emergency – raise your hand & ask for the pass.
A line order will be established by staff & followed until otherwise notified
Please be respectful of the other classrooms & walk as a group quietly down the hallways</li></li></ul><li>Class starts at 9:20 a.m.<br />We will enter the classroom from the cafeteria. This is when we will use the bathroom.<br />Attendance will be taken at this time<br />The first activity we will do as a class is check – in. We will review the previous days point sheets and determine what day & level each student is on.<br />
Classroom Procedures:<br />Classroom buddies!!<br />Help with seatwork<br />Help when you are absent<br />Help when you have a problem with someone else<br />A classroom buddy gives support<br />
We will have a lot of class discussions. Most of our class work will be done out loud & together.If you need my help or have a question, you can: 1. ask your buddy 2. give me a thumbs down – this lets me know you are unsure about something If you understand what you are doing & can work on – give me thumbs up<br />
Give me 5<br />1. Eyes on speaker2. Mouth quiet3. Be still4. Hands free (not holding anything)5. listen<br />
Homework<br /> Mondays = graded papers to take home<br /> Fridays = any corrected papers to turn in<br />There is a homework basket that all work can be turned in at<br />Extra credit = questions to answer<br /> puzzle packs<br /> extra work talked about in class<br />
Free time<br /><ul><li>When your seat work is completed, turn it in to me & get out your journal, book, or extra credit puzzle pack
We will have small stretch & bathroom breaks after each assignment
Weather permitting we will go outside for 30 minutes before lunch & at the end of the day</li></li></ul><li>Harry Wong<br />A rule is a DARE to be broken,<br />Whereas, a procedure is not.<br />A procedure is a DO, a step to be learned!!<br />
1. Treat others as you would like to be treated2. Respect other people’s property & person. (no hitting or stealing)3. Laugh with anyone, but laugh at no one4. Be responsible for your own learning5. Do not disturb people who are working 6. Group is a safe fun place, what is said in group – stays in group!!<br />
Group activity:Each person will get 3 blank puzzle pieces.1. write your name2. write a procedure that you think is important to follow3. draw, write, &/or decorate your last piece with things about youWe are all different , but as a group - we fit together<br />
Emergency Drills:<br />Fire drills:<br />Line up at the classroom door<br />Walk quietly<br />Line up at the basketball hoop on the playground<br />
Tornado Drills<br />1.Line up at classroom door<br />2.Walk quietly<br />3.Sit in tornado position in the hallway outside of our group room<br />
LockDown <br />1. Sit quietly in the room we are in<br />2. Staff will lock the door<br />3. Staff will cover the window<br />
Dismissal<br />School ends at 3:15 p.m.<br />You will be picked up in the back bus zone. Or dropped off at extended day. <br />If you are leaving early, you will be picked up at the front desk.<br />
Questions? Thank you and let’s have a good year!<br />