APS is Committed to Serving the Whole Child...
Atlanta Public Schools is committed to creating a culture of student support, and supporting the needs of the whole child. One way we are addressing the whole child is by identifying student strengths and areas for growth relative to social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. In our continuing efforts to support the well-being of all students, we will be administering a universal screener of social, emotional & behavioral health. The assessment consists of a brief rating scale that will be completed by the homeroom or advisement teachers to aid in identifying students who may be at risk to develop academic or other school-related concerns. In addition, students ages 8 and above (3rd – 12th grade) will be invited to complete a self-rating that will take 5 – 15 minutes to complete. We acknowledge the importance of parent input into this screening process, therefore parents of students grades Pk-12 will also be invited to complete a brief rating scale about their student(s). Together, this information helps us to understand the needs of all students, and to make effective plans to support those needs at the school, class, and individual levels.
Students can access the student self-assessment through MyBackpack. Students must have their student number to access the assessment. If your student is having difficulty accessing it via MyBackpack, please click here: STUDENT PORTAL
Parents can access their portion of the universal screener here: PARENT PORTAL. Parents must have their student's [Student ID] number to complete the parent form of the screener.