Bastian Elementary Prevention Plan 2023-24
Bastian’s mission is to ensure high levels of learning for all students.
Prevention Plan Overview
Bastian prioritizes prevention by building and sustaining relationships with the community, staff and students. Creating an environment in which all members collaborate to acknowledge and meet the basic physical and emotional needs of all students provides a safe learning environment where students can prosper. Bastian believes in learning focused decisions that will teach students skills for lifelong success, not just consequences.
This prevention plan has been created following Jordan District guidelines, which can be reviewed at wellness.jordandistrict.org.
Our school prioritizes prevention by offering support and services to our students and their families. Some of our everyday efforts, the systems and strategies for supporting our students are listed below.
Our school has prioritized prevention through the following everyday efforts:
- Bastian uses the Big 3 to teach both school-wide and classroom expectations. We teach, model, and reinforce positive behaviors, provide consequences, and teach replacement behaviors as needed through the year.
- Bastian recognizes positive student behavior and growth with a monthly Principal Pride award. Students are celebrated for their academic accomplishments and adherence to the Bastian Big 3 and schoolwide expectations.
- Bastian students have an opportunity to earn Bronco Bucks for academic achievement, academic growth, and social skills. Students use Bronco Bucks to purchase items from the Bronco cart. Items include tickets for the Bronco Board, to earn experiences with the Bastian Administration.
- Bastian has a PBIS/Wellness team that meets one a month, or as needed, to address student needs.
- Bastian has a Wellness Room that provides students a safe place to take a break in a supervised location. While there, students practice the skills learned and shift their mindset to be successful in the classroom.
- Bastian uses the Second Step social emotional learning curriculum as a basis for each class's morning meeting.
- Bastian uses Panorama data management to identify students in need of additional support.
- Bastian provides access to District mental health and support resources through Student Services which includes the Jordan Family Education Center Mental Health Access Program.
- Bastian provides access to academic support with District departments to support the success of every student.
- Bastian’s mental health providers (school counselors, school psychologists, or clinical support) are trained and supported by District administration to follow current best practices in prevention and intervention efforts.
- Bastian intervenes with early warning, content monitoring, and anonymous reporting tools with support from District specialists to identify and support students who may be at risk.
- Bastian provides access to parent and family resources including a District partnership with the Cook Center for Human Connection, evening parent seminars, and classes through the Jordan Family Education Center.
- Bastian has a Student Council that employs eligible students to serve as leaders in our school community. Student Council members are required to meet academic proficiency and model school-wide expectations and procedures. Student council members set an example at assemblies, promote positive behavior, and organize activities.
Bastian has several clubs before and after school to help students build skills and social skills, including: choir and orchestra.
Suicide Prevention Plan
- Bastian’s mental health providers and administrators are trained on and review District suicide risk intervention guidelines annually with support from Jordan District’s Student Services Team.
- Bastian’s teachers take a two hour suicide prevention course every five years and are trained yearly to recognize warning signs, review reporting procedures and resources available for those who have been identified at risk.
- Bastian uses the SafeUT App to give students and patrons an anonymous reporting platform that offers immediate and confidential support.
- Students identified who may be at risk of suicide receive interventions and support appropriate to their individual needs which may include a screening interview (CSSR-S), parent/guardian contact, a safety plan, mental health recommendations/referrals (JFEC, MHAP, etc.), a re-entry meeting, and regular follow-up.
Bullying Prevention Plan
- Our school team proactively reviews relevant data on school climate, safety, and bullying by identifying vulnerable populations and specific spaces where bullying may be likely to plan supports accordingly.
- At the beginning of each school year, Bastian’s staff is trained on school procedures for recognizing, reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring, etc.), and responding to bullying incidents.
- Students involved in incidents of bullying as targets, aggressors, or witnesses receive support for their individual needs which may include suicide risk assessments, counseling and mental health services (i.e. school mental health team, JFEC, MHAP), Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), a student wellness plan and/or parent/guardian contact—recognizing that targets, aggressors, and witnesses of bullying are more susceptible to school problems.
- Bastian teachers use a Bully Prevention program to teach students to understand what bullying is, how to recognize it, who to report it to, as well as teach students a variety of appropriate responses if they witness or are the victim of a bullying situation.
- Bastian’s school staff supports students in building conflict resolution and problem solving skills and will continue to improve this process through ongoing training.
Violence Prevention Plan
- Bastian’s administrators are trained on the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (C-STAG).
- Bastian has a process for timely response to school threats using Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines (C-STAG) and its decision tree. This includes warning potential victims and their parents/guardians.
- Bastian’s staff and students are aware of school procedures for recognizing and reporting (SafeUT, content monitoring etc.) threats of violence. Staff is trained yearly and students regularly practice safety drills and participate in discussions regarding the “why”.
- Students who are affected by or who make threats of violence receive interventions and support appropriate to their individual needs which may include problem solving, C-STAG interviews, suicide risk assessments, Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), Restorative Conferencing, Mediation, a Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP), counseling and mental health services (i.e. school mental health team, JFEC, MHAP) a student wellness plan and/or parent contact.