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Rainbow Program

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The Rainbow Program is a research based early intervention program aimed at the following objectives:

  • Helping students get a good start in school
  • Developing and enhancing social skills
  • Fostering healthy self-concept
  • Improving school adjustment
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Assisting with life transitions

The Rainbow Program is available at all of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District Elementary School Sites.  Para-professionals are trained and staffed to work with students in the program.  Each week the para-professionals meet with a School Psychologist for consultation on the students in the program. 

The Rainbow Program offers the following individualized and social skills programs:

     PIP Program (Primary Intervention Program)

  • 1 to 1 attention from a trained paraprofessional in non-directive play sessions for grades TK-5
  • 30 minutes a week in activity room for 12 weeks
  • play with choices of a variety of activities such as games, art, and crafts
  • Ideal for students who may be going through transitions (divorce, illness, death, family relocations, and other stressful changes)

     Second Step 

  • Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-5 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room - structured Second Step social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  • Units on Empathy, Problem Solving, Emotion Management, and Skills for Learning (focusing attention, listening, and staying on task)

Steps to Respect

  • Small groups of 2 to 5 students, grade 3-5 who meet weekly for 15 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room –social skills lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  • Literature based social skills curriculum for 3rd – 5th graders

PALS

  • Small groups of 2 to 4 students, grades TK-3 who meet weekly for 12 weeks
  • 45 minutes per week in activity room - friendship lesson, then a supervised 10 - 15 minute free choice play time
  • PALS focuses on building and maintaining friendships

District Coordinator for the program is Renee Nickerson (rnickerson@srvusd.net)

District Rainbow Coordinator

Renee Nickerson

rnickerson@srvusd.net