Student Support

Student Support Services
 
This year promises to be energizing as we work together to improve outcomes for all students at Snowden International School. As we begin our year, here is some friendly information about how the Student Support Services Team (SSST) can assist you. Student support services team (SSST) is a group of professionals who provide assistance to students who need academic, social-emotional, and behavioral supports. When a teacher/cluster refers a student to the SSST, team members collaborate to discuss the student’s needs and identify academic and behavioral interventions and supports that could be used in the classroom. SSST also identifies risk factors affecting attendance and develops a plan for support that includes both school and community resources.
 
The Student Support Services Team is a school-based group of support staff who meet regularly to support, advise, and offer support services to students who may be facing difficulty in academic, social-emotional, and/or behavioral areas. When a teacher/cluster or parent refers a student to the SSST, team members collaborate to discuss the student’s needs and identify academic and behavioral interventions and supports that could be used in the classroom. SSST also identifies risk factors affecting attendance and develops a plan for support that includes both school and community resources. This team follows a systematic structure that emphasizes practice, precaution, and interventions that address both the individual as well as environmental issues that may affect the student.
 
The Student Support Services Team is comprised of: The Student Support Services Coordinator, guidance counselors, an administrator, special education team facilitator, the school psychologist, Mental Health Clinicians, School Nurse, School-based Health Center Nurse Practitioner and other vital school-based support staff.
 
 Identifies and assists students who are struggling to access the curriculum.
 Procures supports for teachers to better expedite classroom interventions.
 Provides crisis support to students and helps obtain continuing services .
 Makes referrals to partners and outside providers for a continuation of care for issues impacting a student’s emotional or academic development.
 Facilitates supports to parents and provide resources, regarding concerns about their children.
 Connects parents, teachers, and students together and maintains healthy communication amongst them.
 Abridges referrals for general education programming and/or assistance.
 Advises and documents all reasonable interventions before referring a student for assessment for possible Special Education eligibility.
 
Socio-Emotional Support and School-Based Counseling
 
To improve academic achievement, Snowden International promotes the health and well-being of every student.
Please contact: Mrs. DesRuisseaux for a referral or more information.
School Phone: 617-635-9989, Google Phone: 857-301-7355
 
Through support from our on-site collateral partners we address psychosocial issues that students are struggling with. We are partnered with:
 
*The Public Health Commission: services our students through a School based Health Center. The SBHC provides Medical Care and Mental Health counseling.
 
*Children’s Services of Roxbury: offers our students and families’; individual counseling as well as inter-agency referrals for: family therapy, stabilization teams, housing services and early education resources.
 
*Arbour Counseling: provides school based services on-site. Resources are also made available to obtain familial services for parents and siblings. Partial hospitalization, intensive adult outpatient treatment, therapeutic mentoring driver alcohol education are just some of the available services.