School Safety Plans
Youth Mental Health and Social Media Advisory from the US Surgeon General
A Surgeon General’s Advisory is a public statement that calls the American people’s attention to an urgent public health issue and provides recommendations for how it should be addressed. Advisories are reserved for signiﬁcant public health challenges that require the nation’s immediate awareness and action. This Advisory calls attention to the growing concerns about the effects of social media on youth mental health. It explores and describes the current evidence on the positive and negative impacts of social media on children and adolescents, some of the primary areas for mental health and well-being concerns, and opportunities for additional research to help understand the full scope and scale of social media’s impact. This document is not an exhaustive review of the literature. Rather, it was developed through a substantial review of the available evidence, primarily found via electronic searches of research articles published in English and resources suggested by a wide range of subject matter experts, with priority given to, but not limited to, meta-analyses and systematic literature reviews. It also offers actionable recommendations for the institutions that can shape online environments—policymakers and technology companies—as well as for what parents and caregivers, young people, and researchers can do.
For additional background and to read other Surgeon General’s Advisories, visit SurgeonGeneral.gov
Read the advisory here. Youth Mental Health and Social Media
Health Protocols updated May 24, 2023
As we continue to adjust to life with the COVID-19 virus, Assumption Catholic Schools pledges to remain proactive and responsive in our actions.
We will continue
- to have hand sanitizing stations available at all school entrances and cafeterias
- having hand sanitizer available in the offices and classrooms
- Sanitizing surfaces periodically
- using of good hygiene, frequent hand washing, proper sneezing etc.
- monitoring for symptoms and staying home if you are sick
- the use of water bottles as opposed to the drinking fountain bubbler (cups are available in the office)
- Obtaining vaccination and or boosters – the decision on vaccination is a personal/family matter
- being respectful of one another
Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should
- isolate at home for 5 days after first symptoms or positive test OR until symptoms improve and fever is gone without the use of fever reducing medications (whichever is later)
- Follow DHS and Wood County guidelines for return protocols
Students and staff who are a close contact of a positive case
- monitor for symptoms
- Testing is recommend 5 days after last exposure
- get tested if symptoms appear
Link for Wood County Health Department
General School Safety and Crises Plan
Speak UP Speak OUT Wisconsin – a new tool from the Department of Justice to report incidents of school violence, threats etc. This can also be downloaded as an Android or Apple app (search SUSO from the app store)
School doors are locked when students are in session and admission is gained through the main office by buzzing in. All visitors are asked to register at the main office. Scrip purchasers are allowed to go directly to the scrip office.
Each school maintains a building specific school safety plan that is updated on a regular basis and is developed by administration with input from emergency personnel. This plan and all required safety drills are reported to the Wisconsin Department of Justice as required by Act 143 annual in December. Links to the reports are below.
2018 ACT 143 Report
2019 ACT 143 Report