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, 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:
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 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 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:
SWBT Best Practices
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:
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.
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 & 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.
School PsychologistsSchool-based mental health professionals trained in both psychology and education who provide psychological services to all students.2020-2021 School Psychologist Assignments
School CounselorsSchool 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 CounselorsCross-cultural counseling services for English Language Learners
Group Counseling ConsentA 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 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.2020-2021 Pupil Personnel Worker School Assignments
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.2020-2021 Parent Community Coordinator School Assignments
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 Academy TO GOWorkshops 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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