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Weekly universal screener

Checking In & Following Up

At Scholarship Prep, teachers facilitate a weekly universal screener to identify students needing additional support. Through the use of an online platform, our school is equipped with a strategic, intentional method of checking in with the entire student body!
Teacher reviews student responses on computer



Students use an online platform to share how they are feeling and respond to a curated prompt verbally or in writing.

  • Over time, students build trust, knowing that their teachers and counselors are listening and genuinely care about their well-being.
  • Providing verbal and non-verbal avenues for students to share their thoughts and feelings lessens the chance of someone needing support slipping through the cracks.
Student uses laptop to answer questions


Classroom teachers review and acknowledge each response and flag any concerns for further review by the school counselor. This helps them to connect with each student, recognize their vulnerability, reinforce their trust, and build strong relationships.

In addition, school counselors review weekly the responses of students flagged by the online platform, by the teacher, or those on their caseload.

From here, counselors can determine a collaborative approach with teachers to support students in need.

Weekly Universal Screeners

In Action

Example Prompts

Identifying Feelings

If you could name a feeling you feel the most, what would it be and why?

Conflict Resolution

What strategies have you learned to disagree with someone respectfully?

Coping Strategies

How do you calm yourself when you’re upset?

Classroom Connections

How does it feel for you when you share how you’re feeling? Tell me about a time during the last week when you shared your feelings with someone.

Leading with Love

Identifying and Supporting Students Experiencing Homelessness

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We Connect Youth Experiencing Homelessness with Wraparound Services

As part of our model of innovative practice (MIP), the weekly screener has helped identify students experiencing homelessness, ensuring they receive school supports available to them, and linked families with assistance available through our community partnerships.

Source: Data Quest

  • 2018-2019: 1 Homeless Student Identified .2% .2%
  • 2019-2020: 39 Homeless Students Identified 8% 8%
  • 2020-2021: 101 Homeless Students Identified 20% 20%
  • 2021-2022: 111 Homeless Students Identified 21.4% 21.4%


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