The Student Assistance Program (SAP) can help children experiencing barriers to learning.
A SAP team made up of school and agency staff is available to help you access school and community services for your child. In Pennsylvania, every school district is required to have a plan for identifying and assisting students who experience barriers to learning.
The SAP Team will help you find services and assistance within the school, and if needed, in the community. We do not diagnose, treat, or refer your child for treatment. We will provide you with information and you make the choice(s) that best fit your needs and wishes. As the parent/guardian, you are an important part of the team.
How Does My Child Become Involved in the SAP Program?
Anyone can refer a child to the SAP Team. Some students are referred by teachers or other school personnel. A friend or family member can also let the SAP Team know that they are worried about someone. A child can even go directly to the SAP Team to ask for help. Schools will gather information to determine how a student is doing in their classes. However, the SAP Team will not proceed unless you give your written permission. Once permission is received, the SAP Team will work with you to develop a plan of action to help your child achieve success in school. Participation in the program is voluntary.
What if Someone Has Referred My Child to SAP?
A SAP Team member will contact you regarding your child's referral to the program. Before a SAP team member talks to your child, you will be asked to sign a permission form. The SAP Team will work with you and our child throughout the process. As a parent, your knowledge and thoughts about your child will be helpful in developing a plan of action. If you need more information before making a decision about SAP, please feel free to talk to a SAP Team member.
How Do I Contact the W. R. Croman SAP Team?
It you have questions about SAP or you feel that your child may need help, call your child's school and ask to speak with any of the following W. R. Croman SAP Team members:
Mr. Brian Wilcox, School Principal
Mrs. Jeanine Martin, School Nurse
Mr. Mark Rockwell, School Psychologist
Ms. Kathy Morris, School Social Worker
Mr. Kyle Bellinger, School Counselor
Privacy: The W. R. Croman SAP Team information is completely confidential and the team will respect you and your child's privacy at all times. If you would like more information on SAP, please contact your school.