RPS Social Emotional Support

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Phase II Social Emotional Support Plan

The RPS team has worked to develop a strategic plan to meet the social and emotional needs of students, staff, and families during this time. The button below will allow you to view the full document. Thank you for your partnership during this time!

Wealth of Social and Emotional Resources

During Phase I, RPS Counseling Staff created a strong library of links and resources for parents and students. Please continue to use the resources by clicking the button below.

Support for RPS Staff

Like students and families, RPS Staff are struggling with feelings of loss, sadness, and change due to the extended school closure. A support page has been developed to help our staff in this time. Please use the button below to access the page.

Schedule a Confidential Meeting with a Counselor/SEL Coach

Reach out to your building counselor, SEL Coach, or RPS Mental Health Liasion if you need support. Beginning April 13, counselors will hold virtual office hours too! Information on scheduling those meetings will be provided when available.

Please review the attached document for guidelines on virtual counseling sessions.


Megan Mackety

Holly Jones

East Rockford Middle School

Joe Kessel (Student last name A-L)

Erin Cole (Student last name M-Z)

North Rockford Middle School

Steve Landane (Student last name A-L)

Angie Ohlman (Student last name (M-Z)

Rockford Freshman Center

Jen Lutz (Student last name A-L)

Holly Normington (Student last name M-Z)

Rockford High School

Rachel Kreuze (Student last name A-Da)

Sarah Young (Student last name De-Ho)

Jonathan Taylor (Student last name Hr-Mi)

Kasey Sauder (Student last name Mo-Sh)

Tara Holwerda (Student last name Si-Z)

River Valley Academy

Students of River Valley have been assigned to an RPS counselor. Please contact Kelly Amshey to identify your assigned counselor.

Mental Health Resources

Mental health concerns may surface or worsen during this crisis. Please use the linked resources if you notice behavioral changes in yourself, your student, or someone you care for.

Symptoms of Depression

Traumatic News Can Trigger PTSD-Like Symptoms

Anxiety: Hiding in Plain Sight?

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Chat from the website or call. From the website, "The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of over 170 local crisis centers." You can call for the following reasons:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Information on mental health/illness
  • Substance abuse and/or addiction
  • Help a friend or loved one
  • Relationship problems
  • Abuse/Violence
  • Sexual orientation issues
  • Physical illness
  • Loneliness
  • Family problems
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