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    SBIRT Letter to Parents
    Posted on 09/09/2019
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    SBIRT Letter from Principal Manza

    September 2019

    Dear Hamilton Families:

    Seattle Public Schools, in partnership with King County's Best Starts for Kids (BSK) Initiative, will be implementing SBIRT during the 2019-2020 school year. SBIRT stands for: "screening, brief intervention, and referral to services" and is used to reduce adolescent substance use, promote mental health, and connect students with resources needed to thrive. Hamilton International Middle School is one of seven schools in the District that is involved in this innovative program.

    The SBIRT process is completely voluntary, students and families can opt out at any stage of the program. If you would like to opt your student out of the SBIRT program, please contact Kelly Kerby, kmkerby@seattleschools.org. Additionally, a copy of the Check Yourself screener (the first component of the SBIRT program) is available in the counseling office for families who wish to preview its content. For more information about the program please review the Frequently Asked Questions below.

    If you would like to talk with someone about SBIRT, please contact Kelly Kerby, kmkerby@seattleschools.org. We look forward to working with you and your child!

    To read more about SBIRT, visit our SBIRT Information page.

    Thank you,

    Dorian Manza, Principal
    Hamilton International Middle School
    "A collaborative community of inspired and engaged learners."
    Telephone: 206-252-5810
    dcmanza@seattleschools.org