Mental Health Supports

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 immediately. 

If you would like to report an immediate mental health concern, please call 517-699-7867.

Mental Health and Social Emotional Well Being Guidelines 

Holt Public Schools recognizes the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on students, families, and staff. We also recognize the critical importance of developing robust systems to best identify, support, and monitor the members of our learning community throughout this event.  

We have processes and resources, as outlined below, to ensure families, students, and staff receive the supports they need.  

What resources, supports, and processes are in place for student support? 

TK-12

 

  • Please contact your student’s building if you would like to coordinate non-emergency mental health support. Numbers are listed at the end of this document. For emergencies, please call 911.
  • Mental health and social-emotional well-being will be part of daily discussions and informal screening every day in classrooms (both digital and remote) (designed at the building level).
  • All staff have participated in a Mandatory Reporter training.
  • All staff are or have engaged in learning about trauma-informed instruction and behavior systems.
  • The district has a Crisis Team who meets with the Superintendent to ensure our systems and resources are appropriately documented and managed; our Superintendent shares weekly resources for families who may need additional social-emotional or mental health supports.
  • Building principals will develop processes to check in with their staff and ensure they are feeling supported and have the resources necessary to ensure their own self-care.
  • We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners.
  • The Superintendent’s Office will activate communication channels for school stakeholders to address mental health concerns resulting from COVID-19 (517-699-7867).

K-4

 

  • The building has a Problem-Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.
  • Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.
  • We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners (Dean of Students and Social Workers).

5-6

 

  • The building has a Problem-Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.
  • Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.
  • We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners (Dean of Students and Social Workers).

7-8

 

  • The building has a Problem-Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.
  • Counselors are available to meet with students on a personal basis.
  • Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.
  • We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners (Counselors, Social Workers, and MTSS coordinators).

9-12 

 

  • The building has a Problem Solving Team who reviews staff concerns and addresses student needs.
  • Counselors are available to meet with students on a personal basis.
  • Students may work with a School Psychologist or Social Worker to determine what ongoing supports are best.
  • We will designate a mental health liaison in each building who will work across the school, local public health agencies, and community partners (Counselors, Social Workers, and MTSS coordinators).