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SEL Vision Statement

We are committed to creating an environment for all students, staff, and families that is safe, kind, collaborative, respectful, and engaging.   We envision a school district that promotes self-awareness, positive and supportive relationships, compassion and empathy for others, and responsible decision making with the goal of preparing and empowering our students to become resilient, reflective learners who positively contribute to their classrooms and society.



What is SEL?

Social emotional learning is the process by which adults and children acquire and apply the knowledge and skills to identify and manage emotions, achieve goals, build and maintain relationships, and make responsible decisions.  SEL includes the building of age-appropriate social skills, executive functioning skills and emotional regulation in the educational setting.
Research studies indicate social emotional learning positively impacts:
  • Academic performance
  • Classroom engagement
  • Social skills
  • Emotional regulations
  • Attitudes toward school
Social emotional learning can also benefit individuals by decreasing anxiety, behavior issues, attendance issues and substance abuse.

For additional information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.



Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

988 suicide and crisis lifeline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988 connects you with a trained crisis counselor who can help.

Speak up, Save lives, Your eyes and Ears Could Save Lives

Oakwood Schools is partnering with the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Public Safety to provide an anonymous tip line that could prevent a school safety crisis.  Calls and text to the tip line, 844-SaferOH (844-723-3764), are answered 24 hours a day by trained professionals who can help.

This tip line allows students and adults to anonymously share information with school officials and law enforcement officials about threats to student safety—whether that involves a threatened mass incident or harm to a single student.

If you see something or have concerns, say something.  Don't wait until it's too late.



SEL for Students

For students, SEL may include identifying and managing emotions they experience throughout their day, demonstrating care and empathy for their peers, learning how to prioritize their workload, and working with peers to collaborate and problem solve with one another to figure out a variety of academic and social situations.

Harman students

SEL for Staff

For staff, SEL includes creating a sense of belonging within the school buildings and classrooms.  Staff members are increasing engagement in curricular lessons, providing collaborative learning experiences and promoting goal setting and achievement through the prioritizing and follow-through of planning.

Smith staff



Ohio Department of Education Standards

Oakwood is proud to begin the process of creating more intentional social emotional learning based on the State of Ohio's Social Emotional Learning Standards which were implemented in 2019. 


Oakwood Schools SociAl Emotional Team   

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