Added to these more general measures of support that we have in place, there is one additional process that we work through with students who are leaving the school. This is called the RAFT protocol for leaving well.
RAFT stands for:
Reconcile - What needs to be fixed so that there are no regrets?
Affirm - Who should get thanks or honor for their role in your journey?
Farewell - Celebrate well - people and places.
Think Future - What can I look forward to and how can I stay connected to my friends?
No matter if your child is moving classes or countries, keeping the RAFT steps in mind can assist you in supporting them as they transition into the next year of their academic lives.