Secondary Student Assistance Program

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Mission Statement

In accordance with Section 1547 of the PA School Code, enacted as Act 211 of 1990 the mission of the Ridley School District Student Assistance Program is to develop an action plan for any student, K-12, who is identified as engaging in behavior that is endangering the health, safety and welfare of themselves or others.

Goals of the Student Assistance Program

  • To provide a systematic, comprehensive and effective mechanism to students, parents and school staff which addresses the realities of alcohol and other drug abuse and other critical issues among adolescents that interfere with learning.
  • To work cooperatively with parents to assist students by gathering pertinent information on behavior and performance.
  • To develop a personalized action plan that utilizes in-school services and to provide follow-up.
  • To offer information regarding community resources when appropriate and/or requested.
  • To increase student and community awareness regarding issues that affect a student's ability to learn.
  • To insure quality prevention, intervention and aftercare in school in accordance with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Standards and Guidelines for Student Assistance Programs.
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  • Program Description

    The Ridley Student Assistance Program is designed to help school personnel identify issues including alcohol, drugs, or other behavioral concerns and other issues that pose a barrier to a student's learning and success in school. SAP offers support to students and their families. Student Assistance is not a treatment program; rather, it is a systemic process using effective and accountable professional techniques to mobilize school resources to remove the barriers to learning. Where the problem is beyond the scope of the school, the program can provide the parent and student with information to access services within the community. The SAP Team members do not diagnose or provide treatment; but they may refer for a free assessment to determine if treatment is needed. Parental involvement in all phases of the student assistance process is the key to the successful resolution of identified problems.

    * The Ridley Student Assistance Program is designed to help school personnel identify problems including alcohol/drugs, mental health issues, and other behavioral concerns that pose a barrier to a student's learning and success in school.
    * The Student Assistance Program is a district-wide program for ALL students and families.
    * The Student Assistance Program is a three-tiered program that has been in the Ridley School District since 1989.
    * A three tier model: Tier One: Prevention and education, Tier Two: School-based Intervention and Support, and Tier Three: Connecting students and families to outside resources and continued school-based support.
    * Student Assistance Program is a team-driven systemic process using effective and accountable professional techniques to mobilize school resources to remove the barriers to learning.
    * The Student Assistance Program Team members do not diagnose or provide treatment.
    Parental involvement is welcomed and essential in all phases of the student assistance process.
    * Referrals are confidential and made from all members of our school community. (Students, parents, teachers, deans, administrators, paraprofessional staff, coaches).
    * Referral forms are available in the main office.
    * The SAP Coordinator is available and may be reached by email and telephone for any questions or concerns.

Student Assistance Program Team Members

Mr. Charles A. Maiers
Assistant to the Superintendent

Ms. Linda D. Golden-Rigby
Student Assistance Program Coordinator
610-534-1900 Ext. 1312
lgoldenri@ridleysd.org

Ms. Lauren Mancini
Assessor 610-534-1900 Ext. 1279

Ridley High School SAP Team

Mr. Jack Signor Assistant Principal Ext. 1208
Ms. Tina Nester Director of Medical Services Ext. 1212
Ms. Kelli DiDonato Guidance Counselor Ext. 1213
Mr. Dennis Frimmer Guidance Counselor; Ext. 1217
Ms. Shari Krause Guidance Counselor Ext. 1215
Mr. Jeff Lubas Guidance Counselor Ext. 1214
Ms. Allison String Guidance Counselor Ext. 1216
Mrs. Angel Wagner Guidance Counselor Ext. 1219
Ms. Collen Driadon Guidance Counselor Ext. 1218
Mr. Daniel Wagner Dean of Students Ext. 1253
Ms. Tara Cartafalsa; Dean of Students; Ext. 1252
Ms. Joan Manhardt School Psychologist Ext. 8168
Ms. Erin Cianciarulo Social Worker Ext. 1147


Ridley Middle School SAP Team
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Mr. David Maiers Assistant Principal Ext. 1305
Ms. Terri Mitch School Nurse Ext. 1314
Ms. Kee Lee School Psychologist Ext. 1325
Mrs. Juli Marcelli Guidance Counselor Ext. 1318
Ms. Jackie Flounder Guidance Counselor Ext. 1321
Ms. Maureen Leardi Guidance Counselor Ext. 1319
Mr. Tim Oswald Guidance Counselor Ext. 1320
Ms. Cathy Robinson Dean of Students Ext. 1315
Ms. Erin Cianciarulo Social Worker Ext. 1147
Ms. Renee Fraim-Dixon Behavior Support

Ad hoc members
SAP Liaison - Crozer
SAP Case Manager - Crozer
Delaware County Juvenile Probation

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