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Student Assistance Programs

Wallenpaupack Student Assistance ProgramThe WASD Student Assistance Program is known as SAP. Both the High School and Middle School buildings have a trained SAP Team made up of teachers, administrators and counselors who meet several times a week to provide services to referred students. In addition, every building in the district has a full-time Student Assistance / Crisis Counselor.

The SAP program provides a means of identifying and helping students who have challenges which interfere with their success at school.

There are many possible reasons for referral to the SAP Team, such as:

Drug/Alcohol Abuse Recent Death of a Loved One
Depression/Anxiety Pregnancy/Teen Parent
Divorce Social / Behavior Concerns
Eating Disorders Other Personal Problems

Through SAP, students may be offered help in many ways including counseling, mentoring and support groups.

The district has hired a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), based in the High School Guidance Office, to provide expertise to the SAP Teams in addressing drug and alcohol issues, in addition to working with individual students and assisting with student support groups.

Students can be referred to the Student Assistance Program by parents, peers, administration, faculty or staff, and self-referral. Fill out the High School SAP Referral Form or the Middle School SAP Referral Form and return to the appropriate Guidance Department. Parental permission is required for student participation in SAP. Involvement in SAP is confidential.

For additional information, refer to the High School SAP page or the Middle School SAP page, email the SAP Team at SAP18_19@wallenpaupack.org, or contact:

Mr. Keith Gunuskey
Assistant Superintendent
gunuskke@wallenpaupack.org
(570) 226-4557 x3000