Student Assistance Program (SAP)

What is the Student Assistance Program (SAP)?

  • Students who are having difficulties at school or at home can be identified and referred for help. SAP is not a treatment program but an intervention program.

  • A SAP team is made up of school and agency staff that is available to help you access school and community services for your child.

What are the goals of SAP?

  • Identify students who are troubled by social or emotional problems which impact their academic performance

  • Work with parents and the student to provide accommodations and interventions to increase student achievement.

How is a Student Referred to SAP?

  • Students may be referred by a teacher, administrator, school counselor, a peer, parents, or self-referrals.

What Happens After My Child is Referred?

  • Participation in the program is not required and is strictly voluntary. After parental consent is obtained, information is gathered from the SAP team and other relevant people.

  • Information gathered includes: student behavior, academic performance, health, and attendance. The SAP team then reviews all information and makes appropriate contacts with you and other outside agencies and services. Confidentiality is maintained throughout the entire process.

Early Warning Signs of

Students Who Need Help:

  • Decline in academic performance

  • Not wanting to go to school

  • Change in friends

  • Noticeable change in appearance

  • Personality changes

  • Lying

  • Acting aggressively

  • Depressed

  • Change in sleep patterns

  • Talking about suicide

  • Unexplained physical injuries

  • Withdrawing from family, friends, or school

Is Your Child Having Trouble Adjusting To:

  • Recent Death of a loved one

  • Divorce or Separation of Parents

  • Family Relocation

  • Bullying

  • Other Traumatic Events

For Additional Information on the services provided by SAP

Emergency Numbers

Emergency: 911

Monaca Police Dept: 724-775-0880

Center Twp. Police Dept: 724-774-0272

PA State Police: 724-773-7400

Family and Abuse Concerns

Children and Youth Services (CYS): 724-891-5800

Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-932-0313

Women’s Services Hotline: 724-775-0131 or 877-629-1841

Who is on the SAP core team?

The core team of SAP consists of administrators, school counselors, school nurses, teachers and consultants of community agencies.

Dr. Kelly Sherbondy, Todd Lane Principal

Dr. Lindsey Kisucky, School Psychologist

Mrs. Bristal Ellefson, School Counselor

Mrs. Sarah Antal, Prevention Specialist

Mrs. Barb Magnotta, School Nurse

Mrs. Emily Dingfelder, Teacher

Mrs. Darlene Mallory, Teacher

Mrs. Amy Young, Teacher

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