The Student Services department supports students, families and school staff in creating climates for student success. Comprehensive services such as school nursing, school counseling, school social work, homebound instruction, student assistance and Families in Transition services are provided through Student Services.
As a District, we are committed to providing supportive services and resources to our students and families that intentionally target the whole child. We recognize and understand that the last year and a half has been difficult to say the least. We are here to support you and your student(s). All of our elementary and middle schools have daily dedicated time and resources to support the social-emotional well-being of our students through community building in our classrooms, specific social-emotional learning curriculum, mindfulness practices and staff standing at the ready to provide additional support and connection to resources for any student or family who identifies a need.
We have excellent community partnerships that have led to the development of the Racine County Family Resources website, accessible by clicking this link, where you can find local resources, scholarly articles on any number of physical and mental health related topics, and a referral pathway for behavioral health resources such as therapy/counseling services and/or medication management.
We support several School-Based Mental Health Clinics, in partnership with Children’s of Wisconsin at Wadewitz, SC Johnson, Knapp, Fratt, and Julian Thomas elementary schools, and have two clinics opening this year at Mitchell and Jerstad-Agerholm K-8 schools. If your student(s) attend any of these schools, and you would like more information about the clinics, please contact your school social worker.
We also support a Community Mental Health Clinic located at 2333 Northwestern Avenue, in partnership with Professional Services Group (PSG), that provides access to therapeutic and medication management services to all children and families in Racine, regardless of their enrollment status with RUSD. If you are interested in a referral to the clinic you can contact your school social worker for assistance, utilize the referral pathway option located on the previously mentioned Racine County Family Resources website, or contact PSG directly at (262) 638-2000.
If you are looking for any other resources regarding mental health services, please know that your school social worker can assist you.