Due to poor road conditions in our community, all Roseville Area Schools and programs will be closed tomorrow (Tuesday, January 23). This includes Friendship Connection as well as all afternoon and evening athletics and activities with the exception of the Roseville School Board meeting, which will still take place at 6:30 PM. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered.
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
Todd Richter - Gr 7 firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Gabos - Gr 8 email@example.com
- School Psychologist
Amy Grengs firstname.lastname@example.org
- School Social Worker
Bo Vue email@example.com
- School Nurse
Elle Watson firstname.lastname@example.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?
- 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)