• November 29

    Now hiring: Full-Time Psychotherapist
    Did you know that our District sometimes partners with outside agencies to provide support for our students?
     
    CentraCare is one of our partnering agencies and they are currently hiring a full-time (40 hours/week) psychotherapist to work 20 hours at Sartell High School and 20 hours at Clara's House. Please click here for details and to apply
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  • November 24

    helping neighbors

    If you or someone you know could use help this holiday season - or any time during the year - please contact our Support Services team.

    Feeding Area Children Together (FACT)
    FACT, a local non-profit making sure students have fresh food to eat when not in school, is collecting donations for Winter Break boxes. Donations of $27 sponsors a large box of fresh, healty food to be distributed to local families facing food insecurity this winter. Please click here for details

    Toys for Tots
    ORELC, PMPS, and RIS have boxes in their main offices to collect donations of toys, games, and pajamas. Questions or to donate? Please visit your building's main offices for boxes or read their ORELC, PMPS, or RIS News pages for details. Deadline is December 10.

    Chess/Checkers/Cribbage game drive
    November 29-December 22
    The PreK-5 PTO is collecting these games for RIS 3rd grade classes.Questions? Please email the PreK-5 PTO or drop off donations in the main offices of ORELC/PMPS/RIS.

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  • November 12

    Thank you to Great River Federal Credit Union's Great River Gives Back committee for dropping off new winter coats, hats, gloves/mittens and pants to make sure Sartell-St. Stephen students have what they need.

    They focused on our youngest students, so Stacy Boom (Licensed School Social Worker and District Homeless Liaison) distributed them at ORELC, PMPS, and RIS. 

    coat donations

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  • October 29

    November 4 & 22: Youth Workshops via Zoom
    All youth ages 12-21 are invited to participate in Zoom workshops offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters. There will be monthly workshops (November will have two) to help youth plan for the future. You do not have to be participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters to attend.  Please click here for details about the November 4 and 22 workshops. November 4 will focus on Paying for College and November 22 will focus on Tips for Applying to College. Questions? Please contact Rebecca at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN via email or phone (320.258.4519).

    Feeding Area Children Together (FACT)
    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. To sign up, please visit https://stcloudfact.org/enrollment/ or contact your building's Support Services staff listed on this page. 

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  • October 20

    October 26: Project Connect: accessing services
    Project Connect is hosting an event Tuesday, October 26 from 10a-3p for community members to learn more about housing assistance, disability services, youth agencies, mental health support, medical care, vaccinations and doctor visits, legal services and more.  The event will be at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.

     Questions? Please contact SMS Social Worker Natalie Helgerson via email or phone (320-257-0819).
     

    November 4 & 22: Zoom Workshops with Big Brothers Big Sisters
    All youth ages 12-21 are invited to participate in Zoom workshops offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters. There will be monthly workshops (November will have two) to help youth plan for the future. You do not have to be participants of Big Brothers Big Sisters to attend.  Please click here for details about the November 4 and 22 workshops. November 4 will focus on Paying for College and November 22 will focus on Tips for Applying to College. Questions? Please contact Rebecca at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN via email or phone (320.258.4519).

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  • October 14

    Project Connect: accessing services
    Project Connect is hosting an event Tuesday, October 26 from 10a-3p for community members to learn more about housing assistance, disability services, youth agencies, mental health support, medical care, vaccinations and doctor visits, legal services and more.  The event will be at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud.
     
    Questions? Please contact SMS Social Worker Natalie Helgerson via email or phone (320-257-0819).
     
    Emergency Broadband Benefit
    The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. Eligible households can enroll directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application. 

    To learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, visit www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit or call 833.511.0311.

    Feeding Area Children Together (FACT)

    meals for K-8 students

    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.

    To sign up, please visit https://stcloudfact.org/enrollment/ or contact Stacy Boom, ISD 748 Social Worker and District Homeless Liaison at x4892 or via email

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ABOUT STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Students and families can find age-appropriate support and resources for family changes, chemical dependency, eating disorders, mental health, and social/emotional concerns, along with college and career readiness.

    Our District employs counselors, school resource officers, social workers, and other professionals to provide appropriate services to meet the needs of individual students and families.

    We invite you to contact our Student Support Services staff using our Staff Directory.

    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.

    To get to know our staff and the services the District provides, please view this presentation from the December 14, 2020 meeting of the Sartell-St. Stephen Substance-Free Coalition. 

    General timeline of the video: 

    • 0-4:35 - Overview: District staff, configuations, and details
    • 4:53 - Oak Ridge Early Learning Center
    • 8:50 - Pine Meadow Primary School
    • 12:35 - Riverview Intermediate School
    • 16:05 - Sartell Middle School 
    • 20:45 Sartell High School Overview
    • 30:00 In-School Therapist through CentraCare and Mental Health Therapist through Central Minnesota Mental Health Center
    • 33:10 - Other supports (food, clothing, mentorship, etc.)
    • 35:20 - Student Resource Officers
    • 39:30 - Questions & Answers

Distance Learning Support

Contact Us

  • Mental Health Support
    If your child is in need of mental health support, please contact:

    ORELC
    Carrie Gapinski

    Licensed School Social Worker
    320-656-3701

    PMPS
    Heather Hofer
    Licensed School Social Worker
    320-656-3701 x4894

    Stacy Boom
    Licensed School Social Worker
    District Homeless Liaison
    320-656-3701 x4892

    RIS
    Luke Rude
    Licensed School Counselor
    320-656-3701 x 2104

    Connie Connor
    Licensed School Social Worker
    320-656-3701 x2105

    SMS
    Student last name A-K
    Shannon Zinken
    Licensed School Counselor
    320-656-3701 x 3206

    Student last name L-Z
    Kate Turner
    Licensed School Counselor
    320-656-3701 x 3204

    Natalie Helgerson
    Licensed Graduate Social Worker
    320-257-0819

    SHS
    Student last name A-G
    Justine Kirkham
    Licensed School Counselor
    320-656-3714

    Student last name H-N
    Dawn Brown
    Licensed School Counselor
    320-656-3709

    Student last name O-Z
    Noel Meyer 
    Licensed School Counselor
    320-656-3785

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