• Services and Programs for Students who are Struggling

    Please contact the SLMS Counseling Office if you have questions concerning any of the following programs. 

    Tier I: Supports available/offered to all Students:


    • Sapphire tutorial to setup grade monitoring 

    Sapphire Tutorial 

    • Middle School Academic Study HallAfterschool Study Hall Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm - Parents can sign their child up for an Afterschool study hall via sign-up Genius.  See link below. Sign-ups need to be done one day in advance and parents are responsible for transportation home at the end of the study hall. Please contact the MS main office for more information. 
    • Quiet Lunch Room – Students can request to eat in the quiet lunchroom to work on schoolwork while they eat their lunch.  This room runs on a first come first serve basis and is located behind the Voices lunch room. Students should ask the lunch monitor in Voices at the beginning of their lunch period if there is room for them the day they are requesting to eat in this room.
    • Access to Guidance Office Services

     SLMS Guidance

    • November Teacher conferences  

     Information for sign-ups will be sent out to parents. 

    • Social-Emotional Learning lessons and activities provided through Spartan Period. 
    • NJHS Tutoring: National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) students are available to tutor in different subject areas. If you are interested in working with an 8th grade NJHS student, please contact Mrs. Halloran at hallorank@slsd.org or Mr. Hines at hinesb@slsd.org for more information.

    Tier II: Supports available for students needing more than the Tier 1 supports


    • All supports listed in Tier I list above. 
    • Caron Foundation Group Services: Students have the opportunity to participate in groups with a facilitator from the Caron Foundation. Students can participate in these groups based on need, regardless of academic success. Please contact the MS Guidance Office or Mrs. Cooper at coopera@slsd.org if you are interested in receiving more information for these groups. 
      • Anger Management
      • Changing Families
      • Grief and Loss
      • Kids of Promise®: for students impacted by the substance use disorder/addiction of a loved one
      • Project CONNECT®: for students trying to reduce or quit the use of nicotine
      • Resiliency
      • Stress Management
      • Teen Intervene: for students who have acknowledged using substances
      • Teen Issues 
      • Possible group offerings include:
    • Parent-Teacher conferences by request- Teachers are available to meet with parents during their prep periods.  Please contact the specific teacher or the MS Counseling office or Mrs. Cooper at coopera@slsd.org if you are interested in setting up a conference for your child.  

    Tier III: Supports available for students who need more than the Tier I or Tier II supports


    • All supports listed in Tier I and Tier II lists above. 
    • Project SUCCESS - This is a mentoring program offered by SLMS in conjunction with the Center for Humanistic Change. Students meet in a group or individually with the mentor from the Center for Humanistic Change weekly. The mentor will be meeting with students to discuss topics such as but not limited to, coping skills, strategies for school success, motivational strategies, and how to identify and resist social or situational pressures. For more information on this program please contact the MS Counseling office or email Mrs. Cooper at coopera@slsd.org.
    • SLMS Student Assistance Program (SAP)

    SLMS Student Assistance Program webpage

    • The SLMS Child Study Team (CST) - A team of individuals at the middle school convene to discuss students who are struggling academically, socially, and/or emotionally and work to put supports in place to assist that student. If you are interested in having your child added to the Child Study Team list, please email Mrs. Cooper, coopera@slsd.org or Mrs. Rich, riche@slsd.org
    • Study Skills Groups offered through the Guidance office - Throughout the year, students who are academically struggling can participate in a study skills support group.  This group is offered to students who are failing 2 or more courses at any time during the year.  If you would like your child to participate in one of these support groups, please contact Mrs. Cooper at coopera@slsd.org