New Hope-Solebury

Upper Elementary School Resources

~ Upper Elementary School Counselor ~

Mrs. Katherine McGinniss

Email: KMcGinniss@nhsd.org


~ School Social Worker ~

Mrs. Christyn Golden, MSW, LSW

Email: CGolden@nhsd.org


~ School Psychologist ~

Dr. Jennifer Wind, Ph.D, NCSP

Email: JWind@nhsd.org


School Wide Postitive Behavior Interventions and Supports - SWPBIS

Safety Committee

Multi-Tiered System of Supports - MTSS

Pennsylvania’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) is a standards-aligned, comprehensive school improvement FRAMEWORK for enhancing academic, behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for ALL students. Cross-disciplinary teams represented at the district, school, grade and individual levels use a problem-solving process to integrate evidence-based academic, behavioral and social-emotional practices matched to student needs and with fidelity of implementation.

The Middle School MTSS team meets on a weekly basis to review cases referred to MTSS by our teams of teachers by grade level. Progress and supports are documented and the determination for further supports is made based upon teacher feedback, review of current grades, review of supports put in place (effective vs. non-effective).

School Attendance Improvement Plan - SAIP

School day for students is 7:50 to 2:30

Late Arrival: student arrives between 7:50 – 8:45 am

AM Absence: any student arriving after 8:50 am will be tagged as .5 day AM absence

Early Dismissal: student is signed out between 1:45 – 2:30 pm

PM Absence: any student signed out prior to 1:45 will be tagged as .5 day PM absence.

Students are expected to be in attendance on all of the days and hours that school is in session unless urgent reasons exist to justify their absences. Pennsylvania law mandates that every parent or guardian having control or charge of any child of school age shall comply with the requirements of compulsory attendance. The School Code of the Commonwealth of PA allows for students to be absent only for “urgent reasons.” Urgent reasons may include illness, doctor and dentist appointments (with note from doctor or dentist), and religious reasons. All other absences, including absences where an excuse note (signed by a legal guardian) is not submitted within three (3) days after return from an absence, will be considered unexcused.

PA Compulsory Attendance and Truancy Elimination Plan

Spirit Committee