Hello Parents/ Guardians:
On November 7th , our sixth graders will have an opportunity to participate in the Signs of Suicide Prevention Program (SOS). The SOS program is a county wide initiative that brings attention to depression awareness and suicide prevention. The goals are to 1) decrease suicide and suicide attempts by increasing student knowledge and adaptive attitudes about depression, 2) encourage personal help-seeking and/or help-seeking on behalf of a friend, 3) reduce the stigma of mental illness and acknowledge the importance of seeking help or treatment, 4) engage parents and school staff as partners in prevention through “gatekeeper” education, and 5) encourage schools to develop community-based partnerships to support student mental health.
The link below allows you to review the content of the material being taught. A parent letter was sent home on October 1st that allows parents to opt their child out of the program. If you would like for your child to be opt out of the program, please have your child return the opt-out letter to the counseling departmnet by October 25th. Thank you for your continuous support.