Safety Protocol and Student Social-Emotional Wellbeing

October 11, 2021

The ongoing pandemic has created some unique challenges for our students, families, and employees. We appreciate your continued support in keeping our school community as safe as possible. We are also committed to supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of our students and invite you to provide input about your students so we can provide the appropriate supports when they are needed.

San José Unified Safety Protocol Reminder
Our community has done a great job keeping our students and employees safe with no known transmission of COVID-19 at our schools. We encourage you to review our Safety Protocol and Learning Guide for Families and to discuss the importance of continuing to follow the safety protocol with your children. Please also make sure your student is completing the daily health screen before coming to school each day.

Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire
We know many children are struggling with the effects of isolation, uncertainty, significant change, and being physically separated from their friends and teachers.  We use a common tool called the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to help identify student needs. The SDQ measures strengths and/or needs in five different areas:

  • Emotions
  • Conduct
  • Hyperactivity and attention
  • Peer relationships
  • Prosocial behavior

Middle and high school students will complete the SDQ during one of their classes at school. Parents of middle and high schoolers may also complete the survey to provide additional input. Parents of elementary school students should complete the questionnaire on behalf of their students. Please note: the student id should be entered without the leading “s” in front of the numbers.

Parent Survey – Elementary school students
Parent Survey – Middle and high school students




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