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.
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:
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:
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.
If you are in a crisis or you know someone who is call:
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:
MCPS and the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have launched a campaign to prevent adolescent vaping. The campaign includes:
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.
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:
MCPS is committed to engaging all students and making sure they have the supports they need to come to school every day.
Crisis Support and Community ResourcesEach MCPS school has a student support team prepared to address events that may affect students' sense of safety and security.
BTheOne.orgInformation on suicide and substance use prevention.
School Safety and Emergency PreparednessKeeping students safe in an emergency or crisis situation.
Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents & TeachersEspañol | 中文 | Français | tiếng Việt | 한국어 | አማርኛHelping 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.
Report an Incident of Bullying, Harassment, or IntimidationEvery student deserves respect and a safe learning environment.
Digital CitizenshipInformation 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 LearnEspañol | 中文 | Français | tiếng Việt | 한국어 | አማርኛEnsuring 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 IdentityAn overview of school regulations, expectations for student conduct, and disciplinary protocols.
Restorative JusticeAn 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 PreventionProactive and preventive strategies to make schools safe and positive places to learn
Truancy and Dropout PreventionInitiatives to address and help chronically absent students.
Court LiaisonSupport for students and families in the judicial system.
Pupil Personnel WorkersCertified school-based professionals who provide advocacy and support for students and their families.
Parent Community CoordinatorsSchool-based professionals who help build and strengthen positive relationships with families, especially those who may be facing language, cultural or economic barriers.
Community Resource GuideEspañol | 中文 | Français | tiếng Việt | 한국어 | አማርኛAvailable student and family community supports and resources.
Linkages To LearningSchool-based program that connects low-income students and families to community resources.
Parent AcademyWorkshops providing information, resources, tools and tips to support student success in school.
Preparing for Parent-Teacher ConferencesEspañol | 中文 | Français | tiếng Việt | 한국어
Volunteering in Schools
Naviance StudentOnline program for academic, college and career planning.
College EventsCollege fair and workshop opportunities.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
College Admission Tests and Preparation
Career and Trade Schools
Student LeadershipLeadership program opportunities.
Student Member of the Board (SMOB)
Student Service LearningDetailed program information, forms, and resources.
Student Service Learning FAQs
Drive For SuppliesAnnual program benefiting students in need.
Enrollment FormsEnrollment forms required for all enrolling students.
Enroll an International Student
ESOL TestingEnglish language proficiency assessment information.
Enroll a Homeless Student
Ms. Ruschelle ReubenAssociate SuperintendentCarver Educational Services Center850 Hungerford Drive, Room 50Rockville, MD 20850Phone: 240-740-5630Fax: 301-279-3207Staff Directory
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School psychologists are school-based mental health professionals trained in both psychology and education. They collaborate with staff and families to analyze and resolve barriers that affect academic success, ensuring every student learns in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment.
School counselors ensure every student has the knowledge and skills necessary for academic planning, goal setting, personal growth, and college and career readiness. Certified professional school counselors are in each elementary, middle, and high school.
Pupil personnel workers (PPWs) serve as advocates, consultants, and liaisons to students and families by providing direct intervention and case management services to identify, assess, and resolve student concerns that adversely affect academic success.
In partnership with the Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services, licensed professionals provide developmentally and culturally appropriate mental health supports and resources to assure the health, safety and well-being of students.
Parent community coordinators (PCCs) work with schools, families, and the community to ensure families have the tools and opportunities to be active and effective partners in their children's school experience, and support schools in building family-school partnerships.
Restorative Justice allows students to actively engage and problem-solve conflicts and wrongdoings. Restorative practices help build safe and equitable school climates; strengthen relationships between students and adults; and encourage responsibility, accountability, and empathy.
Leadership programs support the development and skills of emerging student leaders. There are diverse opportunities to empower students to use their voice to foster positive change in schools and communities while raising awareness around civic engagement.
The multilingual staff facilitates the enrollment and placement of international, foreign, and exchange students, and students in more complex residency circumstances. They provide families with the resources needed to be supportive partners in their children's education