The Pupil Services Department at NRHS consists of Social Workers and School Psychologists. Each House has a Social Worker and School Psychologist.
Some of our responsibilities include:
Providing counseling and support to students including social emotional support, grief counseling, coping skills, selfadvocacy, crisis intervention, and academic motivation and encouragement
Connecting students and families with referrals to community resources for therapeutic and psychiatric services.
Contributing to the development of educational programs that support and address students’ learning needs.
Serve as integral members of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) where we conduct comprehensive Social Histories and Psychological Evaluations to identify students’ learning needs and to develop individualized educational plans.
Consulting with teachers, school counselors, administrators, and/or parents to address behavioral and academic needs of students
Advocating for students and their families
Chairing and participating in Section 504 Accommodation Plan meetings
Participating in 9th grade Small Learning Community meetings
Connecting students and families with community based mental health services and other services
In addition, students are supported by the Student Assistance Program. Our Student Assistance Counselor leads monthly prevention activities to help students make positive decisions related to Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs. She provides student and family support and facilitates connections with additional services in the community as needed.