Emotional and Mental Well-Being Team
RPS supports all students in social development, well-being, mental health, and academic achievement through our Emotional and Mental Well-being Team. Our interdisciplinary team promotes positive student connections with peers, family, school, and community. We support students’ development of healthy relationships, self-reflection, problem-solving skills and academic planning to optimize college and career readiness.
Each school is equipped with on-site members, but our team is continuously collaborating throughout the district to best serve our students and families.
How can I talk to someone at school?
Feel free to reach out to your Emotional and Mental Well-Being team members by visiting with them at school or by sending them an email. The easiest way to send them an email is by clicking on the envelope icon under the staff profiles on this website.
Is what my child experiencing “normal”?
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine if your child’s behavior is normal for their age or something to be worried about. The answer to that question is often unclear and often comes down to differences in the frequency, intensity and duration of the concern. It is part of normal development for all children and adolescents to have days where they are irritable, sad or more tired than normal (just like adults), but it is more concerning when that same behavior is consistent over several weeks or becomes more pronounced.
My child is doing fine at home, but I think there is a school-related issue that is causing some concern?
Please reach out to the Emotional and Mental Well-being Team at your school. They will talk through your concern and discuss possible supports for your child.
I'm worried about my student. What can I do?
Sometimes it can be hard to know what steps to take when you are worried that your child’s emotional or mental well-being might be impacted. You may access a confidential screener online at mentalhealthscreeningtools.com. If the screener results indicate that there is a reason for concern, or if you want to talk with a provider, schedule a free consultation with a mental health professional.
What should I expect if I reach out to a member of the Emotional and Mental Well-being Team?
You will connect with a member of the EMW team through email, phone or virtual meeting. The team member will gather some information about your concerns, explore steps that can be taken at school, home and in the community to support your child, share resources and develop a plan of next steps. Next steps may include scheduling an in-person meeting at the school site.