Where we meet the adolescent where they are!
PASS Daily Schedule
8:00 am: Students will be picked up by Behavior Monitors or other transportation and arrive at school by 9:00 am
9:00-9:30 - Welcome/Breakfast- Attendance, Expectations, Responsibilities
9:30- 10:15 - Check in, Daily Goals and Life Skill Support Groups
10:15 – 10:30 – Break (Snacks are provided by the PASS Program)
10:30 – 12:30 – Academics, Individual counseling including assessments
12:30 – 1:00 - PASS program provides daily lunch. Students are also welcome to bring their own food. It is encouraged that you bring your own food if you have allergies or food restrictions.
1:00 - 2:00 – Community Service/Recreation (Check out / Exit survey / Re-entry plan)
2:00 - Dismissal/Check in with parents and school.
We believe in cultivating the well-being of students who would otherwise be traditionally suspended by offering a therapeutic environment and utilizing early intervention strategies. Many of these students are likely to be struggling with mental health and/or substance use disorders, and they can be best supported through behavioral interventions, individualized academic support, and connections to outside resources.
Michelle Lipinski Principal of Recovery Highschool at the Northshore Education Consortium and the YMCA of the North Shore had an ongoing support and relationship for a few years and were looking for ways to expand their relationship and extended services to more families. A convened meeting with YMCA, the North Shore Education Consortium (NEC), Children's Friends and Family Services (JRI), Health Gloucester Collaborative, Beverly Public Schools, Gloucester Public Schools, Peabody Public Schools, and Ipswich Public schools began. The meetings were initiated by high school administrators who were becoming increasingly frustrated by the lack of resources around changing behaviors of suspended students. Data shows that students with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders tend to get suspended more often and rarely get the intervention and support they need to remain in school. Three tiers of interventions emerged, Professional Development for all staff, Policy/Handbook review, and then making Student Suspension Meaningful. In the spring of 2018, NEC was able to provide some funds for a Pilot Program to address the Suspension Issue and created a therapeutic program providing clinical support, psychoeducational groups, academic support, and pro social skill time. Following a successful pilot, PASS Year 1 started in the fall 2018 through the support of donors TD Charitable Foundation, Evelyn Lilly Lutz Foundation, and the Van Otterloo Family Foundation in addition to a District fee to participating Districts. In Year 2, PASS was a grant recipient from DPH, State Opioid Response School & Community Based Intervention Services.
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09:00 am – 02:00 pm
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