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Rainbow Project



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)

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Sally - School Photo 2009

Sally Goodman -- Rainbow Project Paraeducator -- Sgoodman@srvusd.net

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Non-Discrimination Statement

San Ramon Valley Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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