Pupil Support Services Team

The primary goal of the PSST approach is to provide consultation, support, and services to any student identified in need in an effort to keep that child academically, socially, emotionally, and behaviorally successful in the school setting.  As students attend and graduate from OPRFHS, we would like to see our young people happy, safe, and making progress towards their potential as effective learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.  A vital factor of the PSST effectiveness is the communication among members ensuring that each student receives the services and support (both proactive and reactive) necessary to meet individual needs and to increase the student’s academic success. 

There are five PSS Teams, each consisting of one Student Intervention Director, three Guidance Counselors, a Social Worker, the Assistant Principal of Student Services, an RTI Coordinator and a Prevention and Wellness Coordinator social worker as needed.  Teams meet a minimum of once per week and more often as necessary.  With the new office assignments, all PSST members are located in the same areas, improving communication and services related to student success - one team each in rooms 208, 308 and 272 and two teams in room 207.  The PSST works with classroom teachers, parents, administrators, and community resources regarding to student issues.

The services provided for the school community by all members of the PSST (guidance counselors, SIDs, and Social Workers) address the following:

  • Critical thinking / decision making skills;
  • Conflict resolution;
  • Drugs and Alcohol abuse;
  • Harassment / Bullying prevention and intervention;
  • Student and school behavior interventions;
  • Development and implementation of district policies and procedures;
  • Home visits;
  • Recommendations for suspensions and expulsions;
  • Participating in the identification process for determining eligibility for special education or 504 services;
  • Staff Development;
  • Consultations with faculty and staff  related to topics such as student attendance, behavior, special education, emotional well-being, and physical/mental health;
  • Consultation with parents;
  • Crisis prevention and intervention services;
  • Consultation, referral, and coordination of services for students and families with community agencies and programs (Police, Parenthesis, Health Dept, Youth Services, etc.);
  • Networking with outside/community agencies and resources;
  • Alternative placement of students;
  • Stress reduction & management for students and parents;
  • Student rights & responsibilities / self-advocacy skills.

OPRFHS Pupil Service Support Teams

2016-2017

 
SID
Counselors
Social Worker
Team Secretary

Team 1
Room 208      

Jonathan Silver
x3725
Brandi Ambrose 
  x3711

Meghan Cahill
  x3716  

Darryl Hobson
  x3207
Nabiha Calcuttawala
  x3238
Sally Caicedo 
x3510

Team 2
Room 207

Jonathan Weintraub
  x3731
Kris Johnson
  x3714
Carolyn Ojikutu
x3713
Darek Radziszewski 
 x3708

Lisa Makely
x3733

Gianna Caliendo
  x3506

Team 3
Room 207

Alisa Walton
  x3727
Julie Fuentes
  x3709
Pete Nixen
  x3712
Sarah VenHorst   
x3710

Jonathan Ecker
  x3734

Mary Kay Bumgardner
 
  x3507

Team 4
Room 308

Brian Beyers
  x3724
Jacqueline Hanson
x3705
Joe Herbst
x3707
Thaddeus Sherman 
x3841

Katherine Madock
x3728 

Kim Asbury  
x3509

Team 5
Room 272

Janel Bishop
x3726

Heidi Lynch
x3715

Esteban Medina
3718

Scott Sponsler
x3717

Conchita Benson
x3730
Sharon Martinek
x3596

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Assistant Principal for Student Services – Jennifer Hoffmann x3208
Secretary – Carin Lucas x3508
Discipline Secretary - Elaine Ritacco x3503

 Assistant Principal for Instruction - Jason Dennis x3225
Parent Outreach Coordinator - Latonia Jackson    x3008
Prevention and Wellness Coordinator - Ginger Colamussi  x3729
504 Coordinator  -  Daniela Lukic-Cole  x3608

 

 

  Questions/Information about Naviance (online college/career resource)- FamilyAccess@oprfhs.org

 

AFTER SCHOOL HOURS…

Teachers, Coaches, Staff, Security, Tutors, etc.:

 If you are dealing with a student in a crisis situation outside of school hours and need assistance, call the Township Crisis Number 708.383.7500, press 0, and say “I need to speak to a family crisis worker” Or call the police (911) and ask  for a juvenile/youth officer.