Oquirrh Elementary Prevention Plan 2022-23
Our school prioritizes prevention by offering these supports and services to our students and their families:
Consistent Systems of Support
● We work hard to establish relationships of trust with students and families through continuous communication. Some methods for this communication include home visits, in person meetings, phone calls, emails, class newsletters, Skylert messages, parent teacher conferences, IEP meetings, and Class Dojo messages.
● We have designed a school-wide system of procedures, expectations, consequences, and rewards, including Mountain Man tickets for a weekly prize drawing and the Principal’s 100 club for recognition of more significant personal accomplishments.
● We conduct weekly collaborative team meetings for each grade level where staff members discuss student needs and review needed interventions and supports.
● Each teacher provides daily social emotional learning instruction with curriculum materials from Move This World.
● We provide school-wide access to a student wellness center, where students have a space and routines to proactively manage their emotions in helpful ways that get them right back to what they need to be doing in class after a 10 minute break.
● We provide additional supervision in the lunchroom and at recess to promote positive behavior by proactively building positive relationships with students.
● Our school social worker and school psychologist:
○ Teach lessons in classrooms based on student needs in each grade level.
○ Meet with individual students and teach small groups of students to address their needs.
○ Teach students about the resources available with the SafeUT program.
○ Provide a check-in, check-out procedure for select students before and after school. This gives students a chance to build a positive relationship with an adult, set expectations for the day, and self-report at the end of each day.
● We design behavior plans and contracts for significant behavior concerns, created with input from district personnel, families, and our special education staff.
● We use Panorama data management to identify students in need of additional support.
● We provide access to district mental health and support resources through Student Services, which includes the Jordan Family Education Center and Mental Health Access Program.
● We provide access to academic support with district departments to support the success of every student.
● Our school’s mental health providers (school social worker and school psychologist) are trained and supported by district administration to follow current best practices in prevention and intervention efforts.
● 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 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.
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 supports accordingly.
● Our school’s staff is trained on school procedures for recognizing, reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring, etc.), and responding to bullying incidents.
● 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.
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 our school social worker and school psychologist.
● 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.
● We provide student leadership programs, including:
○ Jr. Coaches, where older students mentor younger students on the playground and make sure all of the equipment is ready to go each day
○ Student Leadership Team, where students plan events, activities, and initiatives to serve our school community
○ Safety Patrol, where students help staff manage drop off and pick up procedures outside of the schoolA school-wide student achievement recognition program called Mountain Man Awards, where students are recognized for accomplishing personal development goals.
● We provide an annual Mix It Up event where students in each grade level participate in instructional activities to help them get to know other students in their grade level.
● Our fifth grade classes participate in the DARE program with the West Jordan Police Department.
● Holding regular evening family events at the school, including a Back to School Picnic, Art Night, STEM Night, Literacy Night, and PTA Carnival Fundraiser
● Weekly visits from the Latinos in Action Club at Joel P. Jensen Middle school, who assist in classrooms and encourage students in their learning efforts
This prevention plan has been created following Jordan District guidelines, which can be reviewed at wellness.jordandistrict.org