Rancho Santa Fe School District in Southern California will begin implementing a new social and emotional learning curriculum in the fall. With the new curriculum, they hope to equip students with the skills and tools they need to be more resilient and successfully navigate the challenges they will face in high school and beyond. The school board will also be considering bringing on a full-time school guidance counselor.
“We know social emotional learning is so important for our kids, making sure we are responding to the whole child and their social emotional well-being as well as their academics,” said Superintendent Donna Tripi at the board’s March 12 meeting. “We know that if they don’t feel safe, secure, emotionally and socially ready to take on the work that we’re giving them, they can’t improve academically as well.”