Be Well 365 provides students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in six essential areas of physical, social, and psychological development that support academic growth and lifelong personal and career success. Through learning experiences embedded in the curriculum and school counselor lessons aligned to the needs of the students, Be Well 365 focuses on these long-term goals:
All Schools, All Staff, All Students
Be Well 365 aims to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities in 6 essential areas through school-based programs, instruction, practices, and interventions:
Learning activities in science, art, social studies, health and physical education, as well as professional development for all staff, support and guide the development of these 6 areas. Combining social and emotional learning with academic instruction contributes to greater student engagement and long-term academic success.
The MCPS Waymaking series highlights mental health and well-being resources for staff and students as families adapt to the evolving changes in daily life caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The shows are hosted Dr. Christina Conolly-Chester, Director of Psychological Services.
See the entire series on YouTube
Our Minds Matter Clubs are part of a nationwide student-led movement designed to change school culture around mental health. Group activities and school-wide campaigns focus on students building social connectedness, help-seeking behavior, and positive coping skills, while also providing opportunities to practice healthy habits, support peers and friends, and share mental health resources and tools.
All In! Be Present. Be Prepared. Be Engaged.
Regular school attendance is essential for student success. When attendance improves, the student's academic prospects and chance of graduation improves. To promote school attendance, MCPS has launched a campaign to address absenteeism. The campaign includes:
Student Well-being Team (SWBT)
School-based SWBT is a collaborative problem-solving team focusing on unique student needs and family outreach. Their primary role is to support students to reduce barriers to learning, conduct outreach, problem-solve, and support students who are demonstrating mental health concerns and/or not engaging in their online educational program.
The SWBT work with families and students to:
Substance Use Prevention and Resiliency Education (SUPRE)
Substance Use Prevention and Resiliency Education (SUPRE) is a screening and psychoeducational substance-use program. It is designed to address:
Crisis Support and Community Resources
Each MCPS school has a student support team prepared to address events that may affect students' sense of safety and security.
Report an Incident of Bullying, Harassment, or Intimidation
Every student deserves respect and a safe learning environment.
Information on suicide and substance use prevention.
School Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Keeping students safe in an emergency or crisis situation.
Information about healthy teen relationships and the characteristics of unhealthy and abusive relationships, including resources on teen dating violence.
Recovery Academic Program (RAP)
Academic support and substance recovery support services.
A strategy to reduce stress and anxiety, strengthen attention and focus, support social and emotional growth, and better resolve day-to-day conflicts
Information and resources to help students, families, and staff use technology and social media in a safe and responsible manner.
MCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities, Student Code of Conduct, Guidelines for Respecting Religious Diversity, and Guidelines for Student Gender Identity
An overview of school regulations, expectations for student conduct, and disciplinary protocols.
School-based mental health professionals trained in both psychology and education who provide psychological services to all students.
2022-2023 School Psychologist Assignments (by Staff)
School counselors are certified professionals who improve student success for all students by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program that includes three areas of student development: academic, career, and personal/social development.
ESOL Transition Counselors
Cross-cultural counseling services for English Language Learners
Group Counseling Consent
A school counselor, psychologist, or social worker can provide group counseling to students with permission from the parent(s) or guardian(s). These counseling sessions are designed to teach skills to help students be more successful in their academic and social environment.
An alternative approach to addressing conflict resolution and building community.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
A proactive approach for positive student behavior and a positive climate for learning.
Bullying, Harassment, and Intimidation Prevention
Proactive and preventive strategies to make schools safe and positive places to learn
Truancy and Dropout Prevention
Initiatives to address and help chronically absent students.
Support for students and families in the judicial system.
Saturday School of the George B. Thomas Learning Center
Academic tutoring for grades K-12.
Pupil Personnel Workers
Certified school-based professionals who provide advocacy and support for students and their families.
2022-2023 Pupil Personnel Worker School Assignments
Parent Community Coordinators
School-based professionals who help build and strengthen positive relationships with families, especially those who may be facing language, cultural or economic barriers.
2022-2023 Parent Community Coordinator School Assignments
Linkages To Learning
School-based program that connects low-income students and families to community resources.
Comprehensive support and resources focusing on the health, mental health, academic, and extracurricular support services needed for students, families and communities to thrive.
Excel Beyond The Bell
After school enrichment program that provides academic and recreational opportunities for middle school students in selected middle schools.
Parent Academy TO GO
Virtual workshops providing information, resources, tools and tips to support student success in school.
myMCPS Classroom Portal & Information
Student information, including grades and attendance.
Online program for academic, college and career planning.
MCPS 2022-2023 Enrollment Flyer (in English and Spanish)
Enrollment forms required for all enrolling students.
English language proficiency assessment information.
School psychologists are school-based mental health professionals trained in both psychology and education. They collaborate with staff and families to analyze and resolve barriers that affect academic success, ensuring every student learns in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment.
Restorative Justice allows students to actively engage and problem-solve conflicts and wrongdoings. Restorative practices help build safe and equitable school climates; strengthen relationships between students and adults; and encourage responsibility, accountability, and empathy.
Parent community coordinators (PCCs) work with schools, families, and the community to ensure families have the tools and opportunities to be active and effective partners in their children's school experience, and support schools in building family-school partnerships.
The multilingual staff facilitates the enrollment and placement of international, foreign, and exchange students, and students in more complex residency circumstances. They provide families with the resources needed to be supportive partners in their children's education