As defined by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. In order for students to be ready to engage in academic learning, they must be regulated and in safe and supportive relationships.
KUSD has a robust student learning support team for students. Schools have a variety of support personnel such as counselors, deans, social workers, program support teachers, and school psychologists that can contribute to a student’s success. Parents and guardians are encouraged to connect with their school in order to schedule a phone call or meeting with specific staff connected to their child. KUSD has a continuum of resources and supports available to address individual student needs.
Assistance to intervene:
- Contact and/or request a meeting with your school counselor or school social worker
- School-based Mental Health Counseling – referrals are given by school counselors and school social workers
- Mindfulness practices – Virtual Calming Room
- PBIS teaches SEL at the universal level
- Student and Family Assistance Program
- Community Resources