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THS Faculty & Staff Mentoring Invitation Form 2009-2010

Name: THS Staff Member

Name: Mentee(s)

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THS Staff Signature/Date

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Through the mentoring program we will serve to support the goals of the DCSS Board and
Superintendent
- To improve the overall achievement of individual students as measured by semester grades and
test scores thus narrowing the achievement gap and improving the graduation rate by creating a
high performance learning culture in all schools and sites
- To increase academic achievement in Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social
Studies in Pre K-12 as measured by student grades
- To ensure quality personnel serving as mentors
- To facilitate safe and healthy learning environments that support academic programs, resources
and services
- To improve the attendance of students as measured by daily attendance rates
- To decrease the number of discipline referrals for students
Please return this form to Mr. Walker, Graduation Coach as soon as possible. (ext.) 43730

Please complete the document below each time you meet with your mentee and return to
Mr. Walker, Graduation Coach. (ext.) 43730
DCSS Mentoring Program
Mentor Session Summary

Mentor:__________________________

Mentee:_______________________________

Date of Session______________
I.

Topic(s) of Discussion (please check)


_______Academic
_______Attendance
_______Behavior
_______Social Issues
_______Other (please specify)

II.

Recommendations to Mentee
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III.

Follow Up Needed
Referral to:
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Counselor
SSW
Admn.
Other

Date Referral Made:


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DCSS MENTORING PROGRAM


Ice-Breaker/Rapport-Building Questions
1.

Do you have brothers and sisters? If so, how old are they?
Where do they go to school?

2.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

3.

Who is your best friend? How long have you been best friends?

4.

What kind of movies do you like to go see? What was the last movie
that you saw? Did you like it? Why or why not?

5.

What is your favorite TV show?

6.

What is your favorite food?

7.

What is your favorite restaurant?

8.

What did you do this weekend?

9.

How would you describe yourself?

10.

What do you plan to do in the next ____years (depending on childs


age)?

11.

If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?

12.

If you could have a conversation with anyone in the world (past or


present), who would it be?

Do's for Mentors


DO .. make yourself available.
DO .. assume good behavior.
DO .. give them a reason to trust you.
DO .. speak with mentee about your limitations..
DO .. listen to your own voice.
DO .. learn to decode what students say.
DO .. become involved if they need you.
DO .. respect your mentees right to privacy.
DO .. show commitment to a sense of community.
DO .. share your own personal hopes, worries, and
experiences

CHILD ABUSE REPORTING


The Official Code of Georgia Annotated Section 19-7-5 reads in part that social
work personnel, school teachers and school administrators, school guidance
counselors, having cause to believe that a child under the age of 18 has had physical
injury or injuries inflicted upon him by a parent of caretaker, or has been sexually
assaulted or sexual exploited shall report or cause a report to be made. This report
will be made to the principal or to his designee.
At the elementary school level, the school principal or designee will contact the
Social Work Department. A social worker will be responsible for investigating and
reporting any assigned case to the DeKalb County Department of Family and
Children Services (DFACS), Protective Services Division or the DeKalb County
Department of Public Safety, Youth Division.
In order to insure the safety of the child and a thorough investigation, parents are
not to be contacted. When there is an allegation of Sexual abuse, the School
Resource Officer of the School Social Worker will report the incident without
interviewing the student or information the alleges perpetrator.
If the alleged perpetrator is an employee, the School Resource Officer or assigned
School Detective will be contacted.
When DFACS receives the report, they will assign a caseworker to investigate.
Depending on the severity of the allegation, DFACS may respond within 24 hours, 3
days, or 5 days. A copy of the report is made to DFACS, they will not share any
further information other than the name of the assigned caseworker.

POLICY
CODE: 8100

CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT

MISSION: To ensure proper reportage of suspected child abuse and neglect

Any principal, teacher, counselor, or other school administrator having cause


to believe that a child under the age of eighteen has had physical injury or
injuries inflicted other than by accidental means by a parent or caretaker, has
been exploited by a parent of caretaker, or has been sexually assaulted by a
parent or caretaker must report such incidents to the Social Work Unit of the
Department of Secondary Instruction. A social worker will be responsible
for investigating and reporting any assigned case to the DeKalb County
Department of Family and Children Services, Protective Services Division,
or the DeKalb County Department of Public Safety, Youth Division, in
accordance with the provision of O.C.G.A. 19-7-5.