Distance learning is underway for all Roseville Area Schools. Click for more.
Distance learning is underway for all Roseville Area Schools. Click for more.

Governor Tim Walz has ordered that all schools to remain closed and distance learning began Monday, March 30. Distance learning will continue through at least May 4. All other activities and events are canceled through May 4. Information about your school's distance learning plan is available at isd623.org/covid19.

IMPORTANT:

  • We are providing child care for elementary-age children of health care professionals, first responders, district educators and other emergency workers to ensure Minnesota’s first line of defense against COVID-19 can stay on the job. 
  • School meals are a vital source of nutrition for many students, and we are providing free meals to any child 18 and under during this school closure. 
  • Visit isd623.org/covid19 for details.

Support & Services

Roseville Area Middle School Support and Services

The Student Support Services team uses an interdisciplinary approach to meeting the mental health needs of our students. We provide a variety of services designed to build strengths in students, prevent small issues from becoming larger problems, assist teachers, help parents and families, and address crisis/emergency situations.

Roseville Area Middle School's Student Support team is comprised of:

  • School Counselors

Julie Gabos - Gr 8 julie.gabos@isd623.org

Todd Richter - Gr 7 todd.richter@isd623.org

  • School Psychologist

Amy Grengs amy.grengs@isd623.org

  • School Social Worker

Bo Vue bo.vue@isd623.org

  • School Nurse

Tiffany Anderson tiffany.anderson@isd623.org

We also collaborate and consult with the school resource officer, cultural liaisons, and the administrative team.

What are some of the services we provide?

  • Register/orient new students
  • Help students with academic issues
  • Help students with personal problems (support groups, individual meetings, etc.)
  • Help families access out-of-school medical, financial, mental health, and other services
  • Assist teachers and staff with concerns about students
  • Intervene in crisis/emergency situations

When would it be appropriate to call on us? 651-482-5289

  • Call us if your student is not successful academically (for example: significant change in typical academic pattern or failing multiple classes).
  • Call us if you believe your student is not behaving within the scope of what a typical adolescent’s behavior is (or if you’re not sure).
  • Call us if you’re not sure who to ask about a concern you have.
  • Call us if you need help accessing resources.

Do we ever refer to agencies outside of school or consult with other agencies?

  • Yes....when the concerns are more significant than what we would be able to address in a school setting, or when students or parents would prefer to work with someone outside of the school environment.
  • With signed permission from parents, we will share or obtain information from outside agencies to develop a cohesive plan for the student.

Who is the right person to talk to first?

  • If your question or concern is medically based, start with the school nurse.
  • For most academic and personal issues, start with the grade-level counselor; the counselor will make a decision about whether to refer to/consult another Student Support Services member.

How do we work with teachers and administrators?

  • Each counselor rotates from 7th grade to 8th grade in order to remain with the same group of students for two consecutive years.
  • Both counselors attend weekly meetings with each team of teachers in order to discuss student needs.
  • The school psychologist, social worker, and school nurse attend team meetings when there is a need for specific plan development.
  • When teachers share concerns about students, Student Support Services members follow up by gathering more information for teachers.

What have we done to make our school a safe learning environment?

  • We have a set Emergency Response Team in the building which consists of our building principal, associate principal, counselors, school nurse, school psychologist, classroom teacher, head engineer, and resource officer.
  • Through regular meetings, conferences, and readings, we have developed a comprehensive Crisis Intervention Plan/Emergency Procedures for our building.
  • We have regular drills to prepare for unexpected events (such as a need to evacuate the building or lock down the building for security reasons)