Our staff and students, grades 7-12, are using E-Hallpass this year!
E-Hallpass is an electronic hallpass system that students will use to request to leave the classroom to go places like the bathroom, get a drink, go to the nurse, and go to other teachers' classrooms. Staff can also send students "Appointment Passes" to request to see students. This system is used on student Chromebooks and teacher laptops. It tracks how many times a student has been out of the classroom in a day and also how many minutes they've been gone. This system will help us as a school keep students out of the hallways and in classes learning. It will also help ensure that students are receiving the attention they need in a timely manner. Please check out the link below for a short video explanation:
Steelton-Highspire Jr/Sr High School will be continuing to implement Restorative Practices in the 2019-2020 school year. Our staff has been receiving professional development training on the use of restorative practices since the Summer of 2018. Here's a snapshot of what it is:
The aim of restorative practices is to develop community and to manage conflict and tensions by repairing harm and building relationships. This statement identifies both proactive (building relationships and developing community) and reactive (repairing harm and restoring relationships) approaches.
All students will be participating in restorative circles on Monday and Friday mornings in their 1st period classes. The purpose of these circles is to develop community and build relationships.
Responsive circles will be conducted between students and/or students and staff members in order to repair harm and restore relationships. This is an opportunity for the person who was harmed to be heard and express the impact the other person had on them, and for the person who did the harm to make ammends for their actions.
"When put into practice, the effect are profound. In schools, students experience greater safety and sense of belonging, resulting in improved behavior, less bullying, and less violence."
More information on Restorative Practices can be found here in this short video:
Last Modified on September 19, 2019