When Should A Referral Be Made to RMS SAP?
- Any noticeable behavior change that seems out of character
- Blaming others
- Bullying or victim of bullying
- Change in friends, particularly to a known risk-taking crowd
- Changes in eating habits
- Decreased academic performance; drop in grades
- Fighting, outbursts of anger
- Frequently talks about weight
- Giving away personal possessions
- Loss of initiative, motivation
- Neglect of personal appearance
- Nervousness; overly anxious
- Ongoing sadness
- Pessimistic about self
- Preoccupation with violence or death
- Talks about family concerns
- Talks about running away
- Withdrawn; isolation
How To Make A Referral
How does a student become involved with the RMS SAP team?
A teacher can refer a student to RMS SAP by contacting the counselor or by completing a referral form and depositing it in the locked RMS SAP mailbox in the attendance suite, outside the cafeteria or on the second floor bridge.
Students can refer themselves or another student by completing a referral form and depositing it in the locked RMS SAP mailbox in the attendance suite, outside the cafeteria or on the second floor bridge. Forms are available near the boxes.
Parents can refer a child to RMS SAP by contacting the guidance counselor or an RMS SAP team member.
Once a referral is made, the RMS SAP team will discuss the referral and contact the parent if deemed an RMS SAP case. Specific information in school will then be gathered from all school staff that have contact with the referred student. Together, parents/guardians and the RMS SAP team will develop an appropriate course of action to help the student achieve success in school. This can include both school and community resources.