The Upper Perkiomen High School SAP (Student Assistance Program) Team is a student assistance program consisting of school staff and community agency personnel whose mission is to identify and refer at-risk students to appropriate in-school or community services. Difficulties in school may be due to some of the following reasons: behavior problems, health issues including drug and alcohol use and mental health concerns, and attendance. The goal of SAP is to help students “get back on track” educationally through various support programs.
Students can be referred by school staff, parents, peers, or self-referral. A concerned individual may talk to any SAP member including the guidance counselors or send an email to UPHSSAP@upsd.org. Additionally, a Safe2Say report can be made for a more immediate response.
SAP members: Rob Carpenter, Todd Amsler, Joshua Miller, John Gunning, Kimberly Kelly, Leanne LeGendre, Angela Traub, Lora Mayer, Tasha Rushatz, Shane Thrush, Todd Nieman, Christa Paul, Megan Smolinski, Regina Lundquist, Jim McFadden, Katrina Harmon, Chad Rutherford, and Sulyn Godsey (Creative Health Services).
The SAP Referral Form, along with helpful County contact numbers, can be downloaded below.