SMS Support Services
Students are encouraged to contact our counselors and social worker directly by visiting the SMS Student Support Course in Schoology.
Student Support Services provides a framework of assistance, support, and leadership in the programs and services which support the academic, social, behavioral, and emotional development of all students, by identifying and supporting students’ academic and behavioral needs through a multi-tiered intervention process.
Our staff provides
- ongoing support for students and staff that results in a safe, productive and positive learning environment that supports growth for all students.
- resources and strategies for teachers to use in the classroom, as well as strategies and resources for parents at home.
Mental Health Supports for Home:
District counselors have compiled a variety of student support resources for use at home. Please visit our Virtual Resources page to explore topics that provide mental health support, calming strategies, and resources for play.
Feeding Area Children Together (FACT)
Beginning in October, FACT, a nonprofit founded by four parents from the St. Cloud District, provides meals free of charge to K-8 students who are in need of food on weekends and over school breaks. Signing up means your child will receive a FACT Pack (one-gallon zipper bag) that contains child-friendly, non-perishable breakfast, lunch and snack each day school is not in session during the 2021-2022 school year. Each menu contains a variety of fruits, vegetables, and proteins (all items are peanut-safe; it does not contain chips, cookies, candy, or pork products). Bags are packed by volunteers and delivered to schools. This is NOT a government program; all food and supplies are paid for by donations from individuals, foundations, and businesses. All information is confidential. All bags are placed DISCREETLY into your child’s backpack on Fridays or the day prior to school break.