Social-Emotional Learning Information

KCKPS understands that the recent changes to this school year can feel overwhelming, stressful, and socially disconnected. The KCKPS Behavior Health Team developed the website to share activities and social media events that will help all of our teachers, parents, and students feel more connected and supported during this time. If you are in need of social, behavior, or mental health support during this time, please use this link, and a member of our Behavior Health Team will contact you directly.

What is Social-Emotional Learning?
Social-emotional learning is the process through which students learn to understand and
manage their thoughts, mindsets and emotions. As students grow their social-emotional skills,
they become better at self-managing, working with others and setting and achieving goals.

Why is it Important?
In order for students to become college and career ready, students must demonstrate
well-developed social-emotional skills. In order to support this growth, KCKPS utilizes the
Kansas Social-Emotional Character Development standards to help students build core
principles, make responsible decisions, self-manage and to successfully work with others.

Who will be available to support my child’s Social-Emotional needs?
Along with your child’s teacher, School Counselors and School Social Workers will be available
to support your child’s social-emotional well-being.

School Counselors

  • Serve as liaison for communication with students/families in crisis
  • Maintain bank of social-emotional lessons
  • Tailor recommendations to the specific crises: Does the time of year affect the planning?; Do the events of the crisis require any special handling?; and What are talking points for teachers or advisors?
  • Host Office Hours at set times for students to access counseling sessions virtually
  • Students, parents, and guardians encouraged to schedule these meetings as needed

School Social Workers

  • Crisis Management Planning
  • Support families by identifying resources and connect them to resources to meet their basic needs
  • Case Management
  • Continue to call students and families.