SAP

Student Assistance Program

In Pennsylvania, every school district is required to have a plan for identifying and assisting students who experience barriers to learning. Our SAP team is made up of school and agency staff and is available to help you access school and community services for your child. SAP is a state-mandated K-12 program designed to assist school personnel in identifying issues including alcohol and drug use, and mental health issues which pose a barrier to a student's success. On this web page you will find forms for student referrals to the SAP team. The SAP team will address your referral at our next meeting (meetings are usually held weekly during the school year). If this situation needs immediate attention you should call the school and speak with a guidance counselor or administration. If this is an emergency you should call 911.

Please know that our SAP teams are still available for services and support at this time. You can complete an online referral for yourself or someone else under the school you or the person you are seeking services for attends and a member of the SAP team from your respective school will be in contact. You can also email the SAP Coordinator assigned to each building with a question or concern.

Thank you!

Christina Siepiela District SAP Coordinator csiepiela@whsdk12.com

Debra Paciotti Honesdale High School SAP Coordinator dpaciotti@whsdk12.com

Andrea Murray Wayne Highlands Middle School SAP Coordinator amurray@whsdk12.com

Amy Gries Damascus Area School SAP Coordinator agries@whsdk12.com

Tiffany Leventhal Preston Area School SAP Coordinator tleventhal@whsdk12.com

Resources for Parents

The following links may provide helpful information but please note that the links are maintained independently of Wayne Highlands School District and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wayne Highlands School District.

Resources and Activities For Students and Parents