Student and Family Support and Engagement

The Office of 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 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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Emergency Numbers

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


To help yourself or a friend with suicidal thoughts call:


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


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What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

Get answers to your questions and updates from MCPS and the CDC as they become available.


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Let's Clear the Air: A Campaign to Prevent Youth Vaping

MCPS and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have launched a campaign to prevent adolescent vaping. The campaign includes:

  • An Anti-vaping Symposium (details to be announced at a later date)
  • An anti-vaping public service announcement (PSA) video contest for middle and high school students
  • Student focus groups to address the underlying reasons that lead students to start vaping
  • Substance use education for students found to be in possession of substances, including information for their families

MCPS is collaborating with DHHS to develop an instructional curriculum to educate students and families on the dangers and warning signs of vaping and substance use.

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Show up. Be Present, Be Prepared, Be Engaged Campaign

Regular school attendance is essential for student success. Chronic absenteeism can predict a student's reading ability by Grade 3 and the likelihood that the student will drop out of school by Grade 6. When attendance improves, the student's academic prospects and chance of graduation improves.

To promote school attendance, MCPS has launched a campaign to address chronic absenteeism. The campaign includes:

  • Effective messaging, strategies, and marketing materials promoting school attendance
  • Collaborative problem solving to address the underlying causes of chronic absenteeism
  • Support services to increase student attendance
  • Systemic protocols for attendance notification and interventions for students who are at risk of becoming chronically absent

MCPS is committed to engaging all students and making sure they have the supports they need to come to school every day.


  • Show up. Be Present, Be Prepared, Be Engaged Campaign Flyer:  English | Español


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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.
Information on suicide and substance use prevention.

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

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
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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Student Leadership and Student Service Learning

Student Leadership
Leadership program opportunities.

Student Member of the Board (SMOB)

Student Service Learning
Detailed program information, forms, and resources.

Student Service Learning FAQs

Drive For Supplies
Annual program benefiting students in need.

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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


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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