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Health and Wellness

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SGUSD...Caring for and cultivating the Whole Child
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SGUSD is committed to the "whole child" and this includes the minds and bodies of all students via the Portrait of a Graduate. A key component to this is the teaching of SEL, or Social Emotional Learning.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) plays a key role in children's academic readiness and success. Students with strong SEL skills participate more in the classroom, have more positive attitudes about and involvement with school, are more accepted by classmates, and are given more instruction and positive feedback by teachers. Without SEL Skills, young children are more likely to dislike school and perform poorly on academic tasks, and later experience grade retention and dropout (Raver & Knitzer, 2002)
To this end, the 2021-2022 school year will commence with the Week of Welcome, which will emphasize reconnecting to others and the in-person school community, through fun activities and altered daily schedules.
SGUSD is also implementing a new survey this year to check in on all students to see how they are feeling, so that counselors can intervene and help.  This survey is called the "BESS" and will be administered to all students at the end of October.  Remember:
  • this is a screening tool, NOT an evaluation or assessment
  • passive permission only needed for student self-report
The screening survey will drive appropriate support response from counselors and other school staff if a student's response indicate that the student is in need because of their score on the BESS, called the "BERI" or Behavioral and Emotional Risk Index.
The BESS is online and takes a student about 15 minutes to answer the 20 questions. Students in grades TK-3 will have their teacher take it on their behalf. Students can be helped and it is ok for a teacher to read a question out loud to a student.
There will be a parent/guardian information meeting on the BESS ("Behavior and Emotional Screening System") on September 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm.
If you would prefer that your child not take the risk assessment the "Behavior and Emotional Screening System," please complete this Opt-Out form and submit it to Ruth Esseln, Director of Student Support and Assessment -

Accident Insurance

Student Accident Insurance is available. Please read to determine if this will be helpful to your family. Please visit SGUSD.K12.CA.US under "Health and Wellness" for Insurance Rates.

学生意外保险是可用的。请阅读以确定这是否对您的家人有帮助。请访问 SGUSD.K12.CA.US 下“健康与保健”的保险费率。

El seguro de accidentes para estudiantes está disponible. Lea para determinar si esto será útil para su familia. Visite SGUSD.K12.CA.US en "Salud y bienestar" para conocer las tarifas del seguro.