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Fall SDQ Survey - During Flex Time


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Dear Skyline Families,

The Issaquah School District continues its strong commitment to supporting our students through Positive Behavior and Social Emotional Support (PBSES). PBSES is a framework that employs evidence based practices and multiple tiers of support to serve students through a continuum of care.  Through this framework, we work to strengthen school climate, classroom practices, and the social emotional skills of students.

As part of our PBSES work, students at Skyline High School will be asked to complete a short, 25-item “Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire” on Tuesday, October 22, during Flex-Time.  The survey is kid-friendly and used to gain insight about individual student emotional and behavioral functioning. It identifies a child’s personal strengths as well as challenges. Once we have the results of the survey, we will be contacting the parents of students whose scores indicate high-internalized stress.  

Additionally, student scores may be used to proactively identify supports for students.  For example, in situations where a student reaches a particular threshold of unexcused absences, the SDQ results will be utilized to guide interventions in an effort to improve attendance.

If you have questions about the survey, or if you do not want your student to participate, please let me know in writing (an email is fine): barona@issaquah.wednet.edu by October 15, 2019.

Thank you for your continued support as we explore new ways to support the emotional health of our students. 

Sincerely,

Alanah Baron

Assistant Principal

Skyline High School

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