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Social/Emotional and Community Expectations Education

Our primary goal for our school is to foster a positive and inclusive culture where all students feel safe, respected and welcome.  This work allows everyone in our community to have a sense of belonging where they can be their best and true self.  In order to create this environment day to day, it takes ongoing respectful and caring interactions, understanding and compassionate support along with continuous direct and clear instruction.  This learning comes in many forms throughout the year.  Here are some of the ways that we have started this work this year:

  • 360 Training & Mentoring; teaching our 8th graders to create a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment for our incoming new students so that they have someone to ask questions and connect with throughout the year as needed.  Our 360 leaders go into PACK reset classes on a monthly basis to stay connected with their group of 6th graders for community building and other fun activities to help 6th grade be a fun and successful transition to Middle School.

  • Climate Groups: No Place For Hate & Sources of Strength

    • NPFH: Our “Platt Pledge” that highlights student created statements of how we conduct ourselves as Platt Wolves.

    • Sources of Strength: Student group which provides feedback regarding our climate and culture along with creating actions for improvement so that all students feel safe, included and respected.

  • Community Expectations Video:  This video was watched during PACK reset & Coop so that all students heard the same message with regards to our community focus of Respect, Responsibility & Safety as well as our behavioral expectations as outlined in our Student Handbook.

  • Community Expectations & No Place for Hate Town Halls:  This powerpoint was presented to students with the focus of our Platt Pledge that highlights student created statements of how we conduct ourselves as Platt Wolves.  We were explicit with the following concepts:

    • The Golden Rule

      • Words and actions are powerful… keep them positive and supportive

    • Ownership & Restorative practices…”own it, repair it, don’t repeat it”

      • “I was just kidding” or “it was just a joke” - isn’t acceptable

      • Assume best intent

      • Move forward

    • Mean & Rude behaviors

      • Incidental vs intentional

    • Definition & examples of Bullying and Harassing behaviors

      • Imbalance of power

      • Repeated

      • Intention of harming someone (physically or emotionally)

      • Specific sub-groups within the harassment policy

    • Reporting process … “See Something, Say Something”

      • Adults (home or school)

      • Incident report (non-urgent, reported directly to administration via email for follow up)

      • Safe 2 Tell (high level concern for harm to self or others, reported directly to district safety department, school leadership & police)

Most adolescents experience positive mental health, but one in five has had a serious mental health disorder at some point in their life.  Problems with mental health often start early in life. In fact, half of all mental health problems begin by age 14. The good news is that promoting positive mental health can prevent some problems from starting. For young people who already have mental health disorders, early intervention and treatment can help lessen the impact on their lives.

Mental health disorders can interfere with regular activities and daily functioning, such as relationships, schoolwork, sleeping, and eating.  If you feel your child is experiencing a mental health concern talk to your school counselor or nurse, or find additional resources at Mental Health Partners.

If you or your child is experiencing a mental health crisis call: 1-844-493-TALK

Coping with Grief & Loss?

Your Counselor is here to help and support students and families during this difficult time. Several resources can be found below. If you have lost a loved one to suicide, support can be provided from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Platt Info/Form: Report Student Incidents

Report Student Incidents

For reporting issues, please click on the button below to fill out a Student Incident Report.   Please be aware that if you are filling out this report outside of school hours, it will not be read until the next school day. 

    Fill out Platt Student Incident Report (non-urgent)

If Incident is Urgent, contact by calling 1-877-542-7233, or click on the button below. Safe2Tell provides young people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous.

    Submit Safe2Tell Anonymous Tip Report

** In the case of a life threatening emergency, call 911 **


If there is immediate threat to your child or others call call 911 immediately.

Safe2Tell Colorado:
Call 1-877-542-SAFE (7233)

Anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, your family, or your community.

Colorado Crisis Services:
Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) 
or Text "TALK" to 38255

Use for immediate support during a mental health crisis.

Walk-in Crisis Center at:
3180 Airport Rd, Boulder, CO 80301 (map), 303-443-8500
Mental Health Partners are available EVERY DAY - 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year

National Drug Helpline:
Call 1-844-289-0879

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
or Text "TALK" to 741741

Use for families who have lost someone to suicide and for education around suicide prevention.

Student Safety & Security

Student safety and security is important to us here at Platt.  Please contact a counselor with any issues or concerns.  Please visit the Platt Safety & Security Website for additional information on school safety. 


Social & Emotional Resources


We offer small counseling groups with 6-8 students per group.  The groups meet during the day, alternately periods so that you don't miss the same period each time.  There are also groups that meet during lunch time.

Family Change: 

For students who have experienced or are experiencing change in their family systems, such as parents separating or divorced, siblings moving out and in, extended family moving out and in.


For students who have experienced a significant loss in their life.


Boy’s groups and Girl’s groups (usually with other grade level peers)  which focus on developing connections with other students, discussing what makes a good friend,  how to make friends, how to negotiate friendship changes in Middle School.

Stress Management/Anxiety: 

Provides coping strategies for students to help manage stress and anxiety in their lives including, identifying sources of stress, reactions to stress, mindfulness techniques.

GLBTQ and Mental Health: 

These groups will be piloted in the 2nd semester of this school year.