Gettysburg Student Assistance Team


What is the Student Assistance Team?

The Student Assistance Team (S.A.T.) is a team consisting of teacher, administrators, school counselors, and other support personal. The purpose of this organization is to address four areas of concern in student life: attendance, academics, behavior and school health.


Examples of concern

   failing classes

   high absenteeism and tardiness

   depression

   anger and violence

   discipline problems

   physical illness

   alcohol and drug problems




The Student Assistance Team can help!




Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the Student Assistance Team is to provide assistance and intervention for students at risk of failing to reach their potential in the areas of attendance, academics, behavior and school health.


The goals of the Student Assistance Team are to

   assist young people dealing with at-risk behaviors

   provide essential links to social and state services




Referral Procedures


Referrals can be made by

   parents

   members of the community

   students

   all school personnel




A referral may be made in person or via a locked referral box available in the main office




What Happens After a Referral is Made to the Student Assistance Team

Further information is gathered and a Student Assistance Team meeting is held to determine and appropriate plan of action.


Examples of Possible Recommendations

   have a conference with the student

   have a conference with a parent or guardian

   develop a Student Assistance Team contract

   refer the student to the school counselor

   refer the student for testing

   provide information on community resources to the student




All Gettysburg School District Staff have been trained for the Student Assistance Team with new staff being trained as needed.

Gettysburg School District      100 East King Avenue      Gettysburg SD 57442

Phone: 605 765 2436      Fax: 605 765 2249