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Guidance Program

The school district guidance program is divided into four separate categories.  The categories are counseling services, information services, appraisal services and placement services.  Each of these categories is interdependent and assists students with their personal, educational and career development as well as in becoming well-rounded, productive adults.  Confidentiality is maintained by the employees involved in the guidance program. Contact Mr. Bruce Lange—Director of Guidance Services—898-2291.

Student Assistance Team (SAT)

The goal of the Student Assistance Team is to provide quality FAPE services to all students.  All information shared with the team remains in confidentiality.  The Seymour School has developed this team to assist those students who need extra assistance in the following areas:  attendance, medical, family, social, academic, relationships, and alcohol or other drugs. Mrs. Horton and Mr. Kruzich- are the SAT district chairpersons.

Students are identified through a referral process.  Self, peers, parents, or school personnel may make referrals.  New referrals will be taken after the Academic Mediation process has proven unsuccessful. New referrals will meet with the SAT chairman for completion of a checklist.  Next, the SAT will meet and develop strategies to help the student.  A Solution Focus intervention format will be followed prior to any recommendation for special services. The SAT will meet on a regular basis (every other week) when possible. If placed students are served in the least restrictive environment and are taught through the differentiated instruction model.   

For information on the SAT contact the Principal's office or the Family Connection's office at 641-898-2291. Ask for-- Mr. Henson-- the Family Connections/Success 4 Coordinator.

Family Connection Project

The goal of the Family Connection Project is to help students bridge the barriers to becoming healthy, productive people.  The Family Connection Project is a collaborative effort between four school districts (Centerville, Moravia, Moulton-Udell and Seymour) and their communities.  It is designed to bring community resources into the school setting.  This will provide students and their families with easier access and better utilization of these resources.  The Family Connection Project is available to all students in the participating school districts.  

The available services include: basic needs assistance, drug and alcohol counseling, job training and employment services, mental health and family counseling, outreach to adolescents not attending school, parenting skills education, preventative and primary health care, recreation, teen parent training, classroom guidance, in home counseling and tutorial service.

Family Connection Project-continued

The collaborating agencies include:  SIEDA- Alcohol and Drug Dependency Services, Juvenile Court Liaison Services, Center for Behavior Services, Area Education Agency 15, Job Service of Iowa, Department of Human Services, Job Training Partnership, Appanoose and Wayne County Health Department, Rathbun Mental Health, Women-Infants and Children, Centerville Appanoose Recreation, Children and Families of Iowa, Indian Hills Community College, First Resources, Bloomfield Care Unit, Family Preservation, Child

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