General Information about the SMILE Program

The S.M.I.L.E. Team (SUNRISE MONITORS INDIVIDUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES Team) is designed to help students overcome a variety of barriers that may impact their academic, emotional, or social development.  The S.M.I.L.E. team finds school and community resources to help the student at hand.  

Parent involvement strengthens the decision making process about any behavior that is affecting the education, safety, or welfare of their child.  Active parent support in the process promotes student success.  Students are more likely to benefit from S.M.I.L.E. recommendations when parents are informed, involved, and supportive.  

Confidentiality between ALL parties in the S.M.I.L.E. process shall be respected and maintained in the best interest of the student in accordance with all State and Federal Laws protecting the privacy rights of parents and students.  

Students can be referred to S.M.I.L.E. by teachers, parents/family, counselors, administrators, or the school nurse.  

A parent/guardian will be contacted to discuss the concerns related to the child and a permission form will be mailed home since a signature is REQUIRED to either agree or disagree with the process.