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 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:


Mental Health Awareness

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


Our Minds Matter Clubs

Our Minds Matter Clubs are part of a nationwide student-led movement designed to change school culture around mental health. Group activities and school-wide campaigns focus on students building social connectedness, help-seeking behavior, and positive coping skills, while also providing opportunities to practice healthy habits, support peers and friends, and share mental health resources and tools.


Student Well-Being

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All In! Be Present. Be Prepared. Be Engaged.

Regular school attendance is essential for student success. When attendance improves, the student's academic prospects and chance of graduation improves. To promote school attendance, MCPS has launched a campaign to address absenteeism. The campaign includes:

  • 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
  • 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 stay on track for success in school and in life.

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Student Well-being Team (SWBT)

School-based SWBT 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 SWBT 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

SWBT Framework

SWBT Best Practices

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Substance Use Prevention and Resiliency Education (SUPRE)

Substance Use Prevention and Resiliency Education (SUPRE) is a screening and psychoeducational substance-use program. It is designed to address:

  • High school students who have committed their first substance use disciplinary incident on school property
  • The essentials of Be Well 365, especially Mental and Emotional Health, Physical Health and Wellness, and Restorative Justice

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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.

Choose Respect
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
NEW Immunization Requirements

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

Mindfulness Practices

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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

School Psychologists
School-based mental health professionals trained in both psychology and education who provide psychological services to all students.
2021-2022 School Psychologist Assignments

School Counselors
School counselors are certified professionals who improve student success for all students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that includes three areas of student development: academic, career, and personal/social development.

ESOL Transition Counselors
Cross-cultural counseling services for English Language Learners

Group Counseling Consent
A school counselor, psychologist, or social worker can provide group counseling to students with permission from the parent(s) or guardian(s). These counseling sessions are designed to teach skills to help students be more successful in their academic and social environment.

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.

Saturday School of the George B. Thomas Learning Center
Academic tutoring for grades K-12.

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Family Supports

Pupil Personnel Workers
Certified school-based professionals who provide advocacy and support for students and their families.
2021-2022 Pupil Personnel Worker School Assignments

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.
2021-2022 Parent Community Coordinator School Assignments

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.

Excel Beyond The Bell
After school enrichment program that provides academic and recreational opportunities for middle school students in selected middle schools.

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Family and Community Engagement

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

myMCPS Classroom Portal & Information
Student information, including grades and attendance.

Preparing for Parent-Teacher Conferences
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Volunteering in Schools

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International Students and Residency

MCPS 2021-2022 Enrollment Flyer (in English and Spanish)

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

Mr. Everett Davis
Acting 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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