Continuity of School Counselor Services and Mental Health Support Services
ATTENTION PARENTS AND GUARDIANS:
ACPS is offering a continuity of mental health support services. All staff members have regular hours during the normal school day. If you need to contact your child’s school counselor, mental health counselor, pupil personnel worker, school psychologist, or behavior specialist, you may email them directly. There are resources available on the ACPS website as well as the online platform for your child’s school. If you do not have access to email and need to get in touch with any of the service providers, you should call the school. The school staff will give the message to the school counselor, mental health counselor, pupil personnel worker, school psychologist, or behavior specialist who will call you back.
If your child has been receiving any services at school, the service provider will be contacting you and your child. If possible, please answer your phone or set up your voicemail so that the service provider can leave you a message with further information. Please do not hesitate to reach out.
We recognize that this may be a very challenging time for students and families. Feelings of worry and anxiety are common for us all in times of crisis. We are here for you. If you need someone to talk to, please contact your school and a counselor will be happy to get in touch with you.
If anyone in your home is having a crisis you should contact the national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255. There is also a national text line, advertised as follows: "Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor. We’re here to help."
If you have any additional questions, please call your school. The safety and well-being of ACPS families are our most important considerations.