The Department of Student Services is a very vital
part of the Calvert County Public School System. It is a support service
designed to meet the needs of all school age children through a team approach.
The primary goal of enhancing the instructional program to better meet the needs
of individual students is best achieved when the home, school, and community
work closely together.
The Student Services Department is made up of school counselors, student
services workers, school nurses, school psychologists, secretaries/program
coordinators, and a school police liaison officer. These professional staff
members, with the assistance of teachers, parents, community agencies, and
numerous other educational and community leaders, cooperate and coordinate
efforts to assist students in their academics, career exploration, health care,
attendance, and personal, social, and interpersonal matters.
Each school in the Calvert County School System has a
Student Services Team which consists of Student Services staff members and a
school administrator. Instructional staff, parents, and outside agencies may
attend Student Services Team meetings when needed and as appropriate. This team
accepts student referrals and suggestions from parents, teachers, and
administrators and decides which services are required to effectively meet
students' needs by using different techniques and strategies.
All students will receive guidance services during their school experience.
SOME will receive services provided by a school counselor, student services
worker, school nurse, and/or school psychologist. A FEW will need alternative
programs or other special requirements. In order to determine the individual
needs, parents and teachers play a major role in recognizing symptoms of
maladjustment, academic deficiencies, health needs, and other problems that may
jeopardize a student's opportunity for success. By working closely together,
parents, teachers, school counselors, school staff, and other agencies may
recognize symptoms of maladjustment, academic deficiencies, health needs, and
other problems that may jeopardize the student's opportunity for success. The
earlier a child is identified and receives services, the greater the assurances
are that worthwhile results will be achieved.