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SEL: Admin Setup

SEL Check Settings

Student Self SEL Check and Notifications


SEL Check Settings

Staff members with Admin permissions can customize the different SEL Check titles, colors, and emojis from the Settings page under the “SEL Check” tab.

  1. Navigate to the “SEL Check” button from the settings page
  2. The “Active” checkbox allows this feature to be used.
  3. The “Add New Status” button allows admin to create additional SEL check options.
  4. Use the order arrows to change the display order of the SEL Checks.
  5. Use the “Active” column to turn on or off specific SEL checks.
  6. Use the text fields to edit existing SEL Checks.The risk dropdowns must be selected to determine the risk level of each status.
  7. Use the color and emoji dropdowns to choose the look of each SEL status.
  8. The SEL Guide can be printed and shared with other staff members.
  9. Make sure to select the “Save” button to confirm any changes.
SEL Settings
SEL Settings

Student Self SEL Check and Notifications

Admins have the ability to turn on the student self SEL Check so that student can submit their own status from the student portal or student app. Notifications can also be sent to all staff or selected staff when high risk checks are submitted.

  1. Activate The student self SEL check by selecting the checkbox.
  2. Decide how many SEL checks a student can submit per day. (This number does not apply to SEL Checks submitted by staff members.)
  3. Determine the how often students can submit an SEL Check. (This time frame does not apply to SEL Checks submitted by staff members.)
  4. Set the hours when Self Check will be available. Select “Always Open” or select custom hours.
  5. Customize and view the text that will appear on the button for student portal and student app.
Student Self SEL Check settings
  1. If “All Staff” is selected a new tab will appear on the left side menu that will display students that are in high risk status based on the students that the staff member has in a group/class.
  2. If “SEL Staff” is selected then the staff members that are added with the “Add Staff” button will see all students that are in high risk status and will receive an email notification when a student has been put in high risk. App notifications are also sent if either checkbox is selected.
  3. Add SEL Staff members that will receive notifications when a student has been put in high risk and have access to SEL reports from the SEL tab of the main menu.
  4. Designate one SEL Staff member as the SEL Team Lead, who then have access to this SEL settings page.
  5. Select the “Save” button to finalize any changes.
SEL Check notifications
Student Self SEL Check

De-escalation Strategies:

  1. Select the checkbox to display the de-escalation strategies to students who self check in a medium or high risk status.
  2. Customize the text that will appear above the de-escalation strategies on the student portal/app.
  3. Add additional strategies with the “Add Strategy” button. (Maximum of 5 strategies)
  4. Use the “Edit” button to customize and view the strategy.
  5. Upload a picture, edit the header, or change the directions text.
  6. Select the “Save” button to finalize any changes.
De-escalation Strategies:
SEL De-escalation Strategies


We have put together some resources to help you customize your SEL Check feature.

Scoring Guide Templates

Need some help with age-appropriate SEL designations? We have put together some SEL templates that can be used at various school levels. As an admin, you can customize your SEL settings from the Settings menu under the “SEL Check Settings” tab.

Elementary example – PDF

Middle School Example – PDF

High School Example – PDF

De-escalation Posters

SEL Poster – Stressed – PDF

SEL Poster – Anger – PDF

Blank SEL Template – Word Doc

De-escalation Images

Talk to an Adult
Talk to an Adult
4 Square Breathing
4 Square Breathing
Wall Pushes
Wall Pushes
Counting Backwards
Counting Backwards
Calming Activity
Calming Activity
Body Tense and Release
Body Tense and Release

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