Suite 360 Parent/Guardian Invitation
The Elizabethtown Area School District is pleased to announce that once again we are partnering with Evolution Labs and its Suite 360 online student wellness platform. The District uses Suite 360 at the secondary level (grades 7-12) as part of its continued pursuit of a safe environment that is conducive to student learning. We anticipate launching this year’s program on Monday, September 9.
Suite 360 helps students, parents, staff, coaches, and administrators navigate a range of issues related to online bullying, character development, social competence, tactical parent support, emotional wellness, restorative justice, and other areas. Suite 360 has been used across the country at the collegiate level for years and is now becoming a leading tool at the secondary level for climate and culture building. Our goal in partnering with Evolution Labs is to support students in their continue pursuit of leading healthy lifestyles and maintaining emotional resiliency.
Suite 360 has proven effective at empowering our students to be advocates for their own wellness. It provides a toolkit of online modules for students that connect to our current risk factors as identified by the Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) and other relevant issues and challenges facing today’s adolescents. PAYS is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and assesses risk factors that are related to these behaviors and the protective factors that help guard against them. PAYS is administered every other year to our students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12.
To encourage parents/guardians to join the conversation and actively partner with their kids, the District also makes use of P360. The parent program (P360) helps parents better understand social and emotional learning and character development so they may better identify and correct risk behaviors, becoming the best possible ally for the school. Participation by both students and parents will be voluntary.
Both the student and parent platforms use highly interactive content, including robust, professionally-developed short topics, videos, “heuristic” learning modules and self-tests, pre- and post-assessments, surveys and other programming, delivered throughout the year that parallel the real-life issues students (and parents) face. Students and parents have access to the program by downloading an app or via a mobile-optimized website. Look for an email from Evolution Labs on Monday, September 9 that contains log in information and how to download the app. If you do not receive the email from Evolution Labs on September 9, please contact Julie Iddings, secretary to the Assistant to the Superintendent for Support Services, by phone at (717) 367-1521 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Suite 360 and P360 platforms have been partially supported by the generous financial contributions of Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care (EACTC) and the Rotary Club of Elizabethtown. The partnerships with EACTC and the Rotary Club continue a long line of collaborations between the District and the two community organizations designed to remove barriers that limit students’ academic success and ensure all students have the very best learning experience in our school system.