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9/18/20 3:07 PM

Rainbow Project

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District will continue to provide social/emotional support through the Rainbow Program at all elementary schools during the 2020/2021 school year. 

 

The program currently will be done remotely and therefore the sessions online will be shortened.  The 1:1 Primary Intervention Program will run approximately 20 minutes.  For those in groups, the sessions will run approximately 30 minutes.  

The Rainbow Program will run for 12 weeks and will be delivered through Zoom while we are all doing remote learning. These sessions will be on the same day and time each week and an email will be sent out weekly to notify each child of the meeting. We will be working with the teachers to find an appropriate time to attend the Rainbow Room sessions. Referrals to the program will be made by onsite staff and teachers, and parent permission is necessary for each child to attend the program.

 If possible, we are asking that each student find a quiet place to do the Rainbow sessions without siblings or parents present so as to give each child a safe and private space. Also, the privacy of all children who are in the Rainbow Program should be respected.



The Rainbow Program is a research based early intervention program aimed at the following objectives:

  • Helping students get a good start in school
  • Developing and enhancing social skills
  • Fostering healthy self-concept
  • Improving school adjustment
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Assisting with life transitions

The Rainbow Program is available at all of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Elementary School Sites.  Para-professionals are trained and staffed to work with students in the program.  Each week the para-professionals meet with a School Psychologist for consultation on the students in the program. 

The Rainbow Program offers the following individualized and social skills programs:

     PIP Program (Primary Intervention Program)

  • 1 to 1 attention from a trained paraprofessional in non-directive play sessions for grades TK-5
  • 30 minutes a week in activity room for 12 weeks
  • play with choices of a variety of activities such as games, art, and crafts
  • Ideal for students who may be going through transitions (divorce, illness, death, family relocations, and other stressful changes)

     Second Step 

  • Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-5 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room - structured Second Step social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  • Units on Empathy, Problem Solving, Emotion Management, and Skills for Learning (focusing attention, listening, and staying on task)

Steps to Respect

  • Small groups of 2 to 5 students, grade 3-5 who meet weekly for 15 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room –social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  • Literature based social skills curriculum for 3rd – 5th graders

PALS

  • Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-3 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room - friendship lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  • PALS focuses on building and maintaining friendships

District Coordinator for the program is Renee Nickerson (rnickerson@srvusd.net)

Mrs. Goodman
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Sally - School Photo 2009

Sally Goodman -- Rainbow Project Paraeducator -- Sgoodman@srvusd.net

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