Student and Family Support and Engagement

Student and Family Support and Engagement is committed to providing the services and programs needed to promote positive school cultures and advance the academic, physical, social and psychological well-being of every student.

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BE WELL 365

Be Healthy, Be Kind, Be You

Be Well 365 provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in six essential areas of physical, social, and psychological development that support academic growth and lifelong personal and career success. Through learning experiences embedded in the curriculum and school counselor lessons aligned to the needs of the students, Be Well 365 focuses on these long-term goals:

  • Greater student sense of well-being
  • Improved academic achievement
  • Greater student engagement with school
  • Improved student attendance
  • Reduced disciplinary offenses

All Schools, All Staff, All Students

Be Well 365 aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in 6 essential areas through school-based programs, instruction, practices, and interventions:

  • Culturally Responsive Relationship Building
  • Mental and Emotional Health
  • Trauma-Informed Practices
  • Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices
  • Physical Health and Wellness
  • Character Education and Empathy

Learning activities in science, art, social studies, health and physical education, as well as professional development for all staff, support and guide the development of these 6 areas. Combining social and emotional learning with academic instruction contributes to greater student engagement and long-term academic success.


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WHERE TO GET HELP

Emergency Numbers


If you are in a crisis or you know someone who is call, text or chat:

  301-738-2255 
 suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat 



To help yourself or a friend with suicidal thoughts call:

  800-273-8255 



If you are concerned about your safety in school or the safety of other students call:

  833-MD-B-SAFE 

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

Mental Health Awareness Week

October 26-31

All Community Members Invited to Join Virtually

MCPS and the Montgomery County School Psychologists’ Association (MCSPA), are hosting a free virtual event October 26–31, to give youth and families the opportunity to hear from mental health experts on issues that are important to them. This weeklong expo features daily themes, dynamic speakers and breakout sessions, and ends with a resource fair and Q&A session on Saturday, October 31. Sessions are available in multiple languages.

 

MCPS WayMaking TV Series

The MCPS Waymaking series highlights mental health and well-being resources for staff and students as families adapt to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The shows are hosted Dr. Christina Conolly, Director of Psychological Services.

See the entire series on YouTube (and don't forget to subscribe to MCPS-TV)

 
 
 
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Student Well-being Team (SWT)

School-based SWT is a collaborative problem-solving team focusing on unique student needs and family outreach. Their primary role is to support students to reduce barriers to learning, conduct outreach, problem-solve, and support students who are demonstrating mental health concerns and/or not engaging in their online educational program.

The SWT work with families and students to:

  • educate student and parent/guardian on importance of regular live, virtual lesson attendance and engagement, or access of recorded lessons
  • informally problem-solve to determine why student is not participating in live virtual lessons or their recordings
  • provide resources or support to address the issue

More Information


HOW WE HELP

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Student Mental Health and Wellness

Crisis Support and Community Resources
Each MCPS school has a student support team prepared to address events that may affect students' sense of safety and security.

BTheOne.org
Information on suicide and substance use prevention.

School Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Keeping students safe in an emergency or crisis situation.

Choose Respect Updated sign
Information about healthy teen relationships and the characteristics of unhealthy and abusive relationships, including resources on teen dating violence.

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents & Teachers
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Helping students reestablish a sense of normalcy and security.

Child Abuse and Neglect

School Health Services

Recovery Academic Program (RAP)
Academic support and substance recovery support services.

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Student Safety, Rights and Responsibility

Report an Incident of Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation
Every student deserves respect and a safe learning environment.

Digital Citizenship
Information and resources to help students, families, and staff use technology and social media in a safe and responsible manner.

Welcoming Schools—A Safe Place To Learn
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Ensuring that all students feel safe and welcome in our schools regardless of immigration status.

MCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Code of Conduct, Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity, and Guidelines for Student Gender Identity
An overview of school regulations, expectations for student conduct, and disciplinary protocols.

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Student Supports

Restorative Justice
An alternative approach to addressing conflict resolution.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
A proactive approach for positive student behavior and a positive climate for learning.

Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Prevention
Proactive and preventive strategies to make schools safe and positive places to learn

Truancy and Dropout Prevention
Initiatives to address and help chronically absent students.

Court Liaison
Support for students and families in the judicial system.

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Family Supports

Pupil Personnel Workers
Certified school-based professionals who provide advocacy and support for students and their families.

Parent Community Coordinators
School-based professionals who help build and strengthen positive relationships with families, especially those who may be facing language, cultural or economic barriers.

Community Resource Guide
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Available student and family community supports and resources.

Linkages To Learning
School-based program that connects low-income students and families to community resources.

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Family and Community Engagement

Parent Academy TO GO
Workshops providing information, resources, tools and tips to support student success in school.

Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences
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Volunteering in Schools

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College and Career Planning

Naviance Student
Online program for academic, college and career planning.

College Events
College fair and workshop opportunities.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

College Admission Tests and Preparation

Career and Trade Schools

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International Students and Residency

Enrollment Forms
Enrollment forms required for all enrolling students.

Enroll an International Student

Residency Information

ESOL Testing
English language proficiency assessment information.

Enroll a Homeless Student

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Student and Family Support and Engagement

Ms. Ruschelle Reuben
Associate Superintendent
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 50
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 240-740-5630
Fax: 301-279-3207

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