"Sidekicks" is a term we use to refer to students who come along side our students receiving inclusive education services as a peer tutor, lunch partner, or just a friend. Sidekick outings happen every other month, and it's a great chance for students to get out and have some fun together!
Many of the students we service need extra support in the classroom, but prefer not to go to class with an adult- it makes them stand out. This is where Sidekicks tutors come in! Sidekicks tutors are students who help out in Mrs. Gray's room or the general education classes. They are assigned to a student who receives inclusion services to support and be a model for. Sidekicks tutors receive credit for this, meet with Mrs. Gray once a week to review how things are going, and report what they do with their partnered student every day in class. Sidekicks must apply and be accepted to be a tutor. Sidekicks are assigned to students based on student needs, Mrs. Gray's input, and parent consent.
For students who have a hard time finding friends at lunch, they can be assigned to a lunch group of student volunteers.
Every other month Mrs. Gray organizes an outing for students and their friends. Students are welcome to invite any friends- it is not exclusively for Sidekicks! Under the "Sidekicks" tab, you will see a drop-down to "Sidekicks Outings" where you can see pictures from some of the outings we have done in the past. This is the perfect opportunity for students to experience a social outing without a parent present, but still have support available to them from Mrs. Gray if necessary.