River Bend Student Support Update
Dear River Bend Families,
I am excited to share news about two opportunities for students and families that the District is starting in the near future. Safe2Help and a partnership with Sinnissippi Centers will provide our students and families with mental health support.
Safe2Help is an online, text, call, app, web and email communication tool that students/families can use to report mental health concerns, suicide concerns, bullying concerns and other related concerns to the appropriate authorities, police or school administration. Safe2Help will be rolled out to families and students in the next few weeks.
Sinnissippi Counseling services will be offered to students and their families on-site at Fulton High School, River Bend Middle School and Fulton Elementary School. Sinnissippi will provide a school based counselor who will provide services on-site at the school. This is similar to the on-site counseling services that were being provided by Morrison Hospital over the last few years. Sinnissippi will provide the counseling services for a fee and will work with insurances and Illinois Medicare/Medicaid to cover the billing process. Sinnissippi staff will be on-site Tuesdays at Fulton Elementary and Thursdays at RBMS and FHS. Sinnissippi services will begin Tuesday, October 25, 2022. Two documents are being included to provide additional information about the services being offered by Sinnissippi.