Social Emotional Well-Being Protocols

Lynbrook Union Free School District Social Emotional Well-Being Reopening Plan

Lynbrook UFSD will continue to adhere to every aspect of the K-12 Guidance/Counseling Plan submitted to the New York State Education Department (NYSED).  The District policies, practices and procedures for assuring appropriate counseling services will be maintained.  There will be a continued emphasis on social emotional learning (SEL) in order to cultivate a school climate that fosters students' sense of safety and acceptance, a critical factor in their ability to focus on the task of learning and achieve academic success.

The District will continue to ensure that district-wide and building-level comprehensive developmental school counseling program plans, developed under the direction of certified school counselor(s), are reviewed and updated to meet current needs.

The District will continue to provide an advisory council, shared decision-making, and school climate team, comprised of families, students, members of the board of education, or school’s board, school building and/or district/charter leaders, community-based service providers (as appropriate), teachers, certified school counselors, and other pupil personnel service providers including school social workers and/or school psychologists, to inform the comprehensive developmental school counseling program plan.

The District will continue to provide resources and referrals to address mental health, behavioral, and emotional support services and programs.

The District will continue to offer professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on how to talk with and support students during and after the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as provide supports for developing coping and resilience skills for students, faculty, and staff.