SDMS promotes a positive, safe environment for our students and staff. If you should ever have any concerns over your safety and/or would like to report any issues of concern regarding bullying, please contact Mrs. Watkins, and she will make all efforts to maintain your confidentiality while we work hard to resolve any issues.
*We also have a group open to all SDMS students, called the "Unity Group."
You will find more information regarding this group under the Athletics & Clubs
tab, then under "SMILE/UNITY GROUP."
If you have any questions regarding what "Bullying" is, and what you can do to help stop bullying, here are a compilation of a resources for you to get started... We also welcome any ideas/suggestions you may have.
http://www.stopbullying.gov/ http://anti-bullying.net/http://www.antibullying.net/youngpeople.htmhttp://www.kzoo.edu/psych/stop_bullying/for_kids/what_is_a_bully.htmlhttp://blog.playdrhutch.com/2012/07/05/promoting-positive-behavior/http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories/BrokenFriendship- Very short video
http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/Cyberbullying_Unplugged_2014.pdf - Tip sheet
http://cdn.netsmartz.org/tipsheets/protecting_kids.pdf- Tip sheet for parents
We have had some questions regarding mental health issues, so we thought it would be helpful to provide some informative links... These are simply informative, not referrals.Community Partners for Child Safety
(A comprehensive Mental Health provider for families in Southeastern Indiana): Phone= 812-479-1856 / 1-877-403-0380 www.ihbs.usCommunity Mental Health Center
(A comprehensive Mental Health provider for families in Southeastern Indiana): Phone= 24 HR. ON-CALL Therapist # 812-537-1302 or TOLL FREE # 1-877-849-1248 ; Non- emergency # 812-537-1302www.cmhcinc.org
Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC): Phone= 24 HR. Call Center # 513-636-4124www.cincinnatichildrens.orgmentalhealth.govDRUG ABUSE INFORMATION:www.helpguide.orgwww.drugabuse.govhttp://teen.drugabuse.gov** NOTE: We have a limited supply of drug test kits available in the SDMS Nurse Clinic. If you are interested in a kit, please contact the school nurse.