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Student Support

RAINBOW ROOM

Renée Nickerson

SRVUSD Rainbow Program Coordinator

rnickerson@srvusd.k12.ca.us

 

Rainbow Room Program Description

The Rainbow Program is a research based early intervention program aimed at the following objectives:

  • Helping students get a good start in school
  • Developing and enhancing social skills
  • Fostering healthy self-concept
  • Improving school adjustment
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Assisting with life transitions

The Rainbow Program is available at all of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Elementary School Sites. Paraprofessionals are trained and staffed to work with students in the program.  Each week the paraprofessionals meet with a School Psychologist for consultation on the students in the program. 

The Rainbow Program offers the following individualized and social skills programs:

     PIP Program (Primary Intervention Program)

  • 1 to 1 attention from a trained paraprofessional in non-directive play sessions for grades TK-5
  • 30 minutes a week in activity room for 12 weeks
  • play with choices of a variety of activities such as games, art, and crafts
  • Ideal for students who may be going through transitions (divorce, illness, death, family relocations, and other stressful changes)

     Second Step 

  • Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-5, who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room with a structured Second Step social skills lesson, followed by supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play
  • Units on Empathy, Problem Solving, Emotion Management, and Skills for Learning (focusing attention, listening, and staying on task)

Steps to Respect

  • Small groups of 2 to 5 students, grade 3-5, who meet weekly for 15 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room with a social skills lesson followed by supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play
  • Literature based social skills curriculum for 3rd – 5th graders

PALS

  • Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-3, who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room - friendship lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  • PALS focuses on building and maintaining friendships

Get Ready for Middle School (GRMS)

  • Small groups of 2 to 5 second semester 5th graders who meet weekly for 10 weeks
  • 30 minutes per week in activity room
  • Literature based curriculum focused on getting ready for middle school

SRVUSD Rainbow Program Coordinator: Renée Nickerson

Alamo School Rainbow Room Para: Mary Bennett  

 

Reading Specialist

Nancy Boomer

SCIP- Discovery Center

Sara McCracken, SCIP Intern