Five years ago, South Orangetown Middle School health education teacher Vickie Shaw and Library Media Specialist Kimberlee Landgraff developed the “Help Card,” a tool for students to decrease the stigma of asking for help. Customized Help Cards and informational videos are created for each of the district’s four schools to encourage students to ask for help. The 2019-20 district-wide campaign launches today, October 7, with video screenings and card distribution in every building.
Parents are encouraged to view the Help Card video with their children and to reinforce that it is OK to ask for help and that there is always someone who will listen. Students who lose their Help Cards can pick up a new card in their school main office or, for middle and high school students, in the counseling office.
Video links and school contacts are posted under “Student Resources” section of the For Students page on each school website.
Help card video: https://video214.com/play/poQhZ0fgyrpm8N12xdIJFg/s/dark
Principal Mr. Rudy Arietta | [email protected] | 680-1606
Assistant Principal Ms. Melissa Luciano | [email protected]@socsd.org | 680-1650
Assistant Principal Mr. Richard Neidhart | [email protected] | 680-1655
School Counselor Mr. Randy Altman | [email protected] | 680-1614
School Counselor Ms. Kelly Keane | [email protected] | 680-1614
School Counselor Mrs. Jaime Holzer | [email protected] | 680-1614
School Counselor Ms. Kathryn Marks | [email protected] | 680-1614
School Counselor Ms. Glenda Rivera | [email protected] | 680-1614
School Psychologist Dr. Katelin Burns | [email protected] | 680-1613
School Psychologist Dr. Bradley Hercman | [email protected] | 680-1610
School Social Worker Ms. Jessenia Cursio | [email protected] | 680-1775
School Prevention Counselor Ms. Ponnu Varghese-John | [email protected] | 680-1671
School Nurse Ms. Patricia Shalvey, RN | [email protected] | 680-1647
School Resource Officer Mr. Andrew Vergine | 680-1777