SEL/Guidance & Student Support

Dear Plainfield Students, Families and Community, 

We welcome you to another fantastic school year full of PLAINFIELD PRIDE! We are so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. We welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and we look forward to working with you and your children. We have many innovative support programs to help students with transiting back to the new school year. Remember we are here for you! 

Committed Vision: The Student Support Services Team collaborates with teachers, administrators, parents, students, and other community organizations that may be involved with the student or family. We strive to provide a comprehensive program that will address academic, career and personal/social development of all students as well as individual intervention for students and families in need.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Office of Student Support Services is to provide a continuum of services to students in the educational setting and ensure that all students can achieve academic, social, and emotional growth in an environment that promotes a culture of excellence and equity. The support service teams serve as advocates and change agents with the goal of maximizing students’ potential and unique abilities. 

Description of Supports & Services

The office of Student Support Programs & SEL offers the following services. Please reach out to Denise Shipman, Supervisor, for more information. 

  • Social and Emotional Learning- SiLAS 
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions  
  • Harassment
  • Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) 
  • Truancy

The Student Support Teams can support parents and families through: 

Academic Support: 

• Assist parents/guardians in their role as partners in their children’s education       • Promote positive working relationships between parents/guardians and the school staff 

• Provide parenting workshops 

Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Support: • Provide family, group, and individual therapy • Complete assessments and evaluations • Connect families with support groups • Assist with crisis management

Community Outreach and Resource Development: Links families with available community resources:

• Financial aid

• Housing

• Child care

• Medical care

• Legal assistance

• Early education intervention

• Emergency aid

• Mental health assistance

The Support Teams can support school staff by providing:                                  Academic Support: 

• Assist parents/guardians with understanding expectations for behavior and learning in the educational setting 

• Make home visits to establish or expand home/school connections 

• Monitor student attendance 

• Provide staff development around issues of social-emotional learning Social, 

Emotional, and Behavioral Support: 

• Consult with faculty/staff/families regarding behavioral/emotional concerns           • Assist with the implementation of social emotional goals for individual students 

• Facilitate social skills training and/or support groups for students Community 

Outreach and Resource Development:                                                                     • Identify community resources for families                                                               • Coordinate support for students with school staff and community agencies

Links/Resources for Community, Parents & Staff

Attendance, Truancy & Chronic Abseentism:

Positivie Behavioral Interventions and Supports:


Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying (HIB) -

SEL Intervention Program SiLAS: