In Pennsylvania, every school district is required to have a plan for identifying and assisting students who experience "barriers to learning." The PA Secretary of Education established the Student Assistance Program (SAP) as a Pre-K through 12th grade system to help parents and school 

  • Recent death of a loved one
  • Divorce of parents
  • Family relocation
  • A relationship problem
  • Other traumatic event

Do you see a child showing any of these behaviors?

Nancy Horvat, Principal
Nicole Thomson, Guidance Counselor
Rita Richetti, Director of Special Education
Nancy Geyer, Positive Behavior Coach
Tina Shelton, Certified School Nurse

Are you concerned about the child’s reaction to:

personnel remove these barriers.
          Our SAP team helps children and their families find services and assistance within the school and, if needed, in the community. We do not diagnose, treat, or refer children for treatment. Rather, we provide information; parents make the choices.
​           Any school staff member, a student’s friend, or a family member can let the SAP team know they are worried about someone. The hurting student can go to the SAP team to ask for help. However, the SAP Team will not become involved unless they receive permission from the student’s parent.

What is SAP?

  • Withdrawing from family, friends, and/or school
  • Changing friends; no longer spends time with old friends
  • Unexplained physical injuries
  • Talking about suicide
  • Depressed
  • Defying authority, both at home and at school
  • Acting aggressively
  • Lying
  • Needing money without an explanation
  • Sudden drop in grades
  • Experimenting with drugs

Make a referral...submissions can be placed in the box located outside of Ms. Thomson's office.