Student Assistance Team (SAT)

The purpose of this team is to meet, discuss and generate interventions for students who are presented with Academic, Behavior, Health or Attendance difficulties that are impeding their success in school.

For Pre K - 12 students

We meet every Thursday starting at 9:30am in the conference room between the Guidance Office and Principal's Office.

The SAT process is collaborative and confidential

Parents & students are involved in the SAT process. At a minimum, they are informed about the referral and meeting outcome.

Core Elements of the Student Assistance Team

The SAT process is defined and conducted in a "standard" consultation format:

  • 1. Asking questions that help to define the problem (data collection)

  • 2. Comprehensive background (and baseline)data is collected prior to and during the initial meeting (with the assistance of a case manager)


  • 4. Objectives (goals) for student outcomes are specific

  • 5. An intervention is developed and monitored

  • 6. Intervention plans as well as methods for evaluating outcomes are specified (how to, who, when) and are research-based

  • 7. Teacher's acceptability of the SAT process and interventions are regularly monitored

  • 8. Follow-up meetings are conducted to review the success of the intervention

  • 9. Specific monitoring data are compared to the goals previously stated

If goals are not met, interventions are modified (and monitored further) or new goals are selected.

Specific Referral Process 

An Initial Referral form & Prior Interventions Checklist is completed by referring teacher and turned in to Corin Bonsick, SAT Coordinator.

  • 1. A meeting date will be assigned

  • 2. The Teacher Forms (one goes to every teacher the student has), Counselor's Form, Nurse's Form & Discipline Form are sent out, completed and returned to Corin Bonsick

  • 3. Case manager compiles all information & presents the case at meeting

  • 4. Meeting is held

  • 5. Action Plan is developed (brainstorming & choose interventions)

  • 6. Parents, students & other teachers are told of Action Plan by the referring teacher

  • 7. Implement & Evaluate Action Plan (Case Manager serves as technical assistant to the school staff member(s) implementing the plan).

  • 8. Follow-up meeting is held. Action plan is reviewed. (6-8 weeks data renewed)

Please complete ALL sections of the forms that are given to you.  All data must be specific, descriptive, observable and factual.

Student Assistance Team Members

Mrs. Corin Bonsick - SAT Coordinator/School Psychologist & CSE Chair

Mrs. Lynne VanValkenburg - Principal

Mr. Burt Reed - Assistant Principal

Ms. Holly Menke - School Counselor

Mrs. Meghan Barnes - Crisis Intervention Specialist

Mrs. Georgia Odell - School Nurse

Anyone can refer a student. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Teachers

  • Aides

  • Parents

  • Bus drivers

  • Other students

  • County Social Worker

  • Administrators

  • Custodial Staff

  • Cafeteria Staff

  • Any Staff Member

Referral Form