The Pupil Services Department
To promote a comprehensive developmentally, age-appropriate and sequential student services programming that supports the academic, career and social-emotional development of all students.
Assistant Superintendent - Pupil Services
Phone: (330) 664-4856
Coordinator of Student Services
Phone: (330) 664-4858
Phone: (330) 664-4855
May is Mental Health Awareness Month
During May we work as a community to raise awareness and educate the public about mental illnesses and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses. The theme for 2021 is “You are Not Alone.” You are Not Alone focused on the healing value of connecting in safe ways, prioritizing mental health and acknowledging that it is okay to not be okay.
April is World Autism Awareness Month
Autism awareness month officially launches on April 2nd which is a day of autism awareness across the world. This year the theme is committing to a kinder world. Individuals are invited to light up with kindness throughout the month, by helping create a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential.
Down Syndrome World Awareness Day is March 21
Did you know that Down Syndrome—a disorder that occurs when there is a duplication of the twenty-first chromosome—affects approximately 6,000 babies at birth every year? So on March 21—a date chosen to represent the chromosomal defection found in Down Syndrome (the twenty-first day of the third month)— we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, an event created to raise public awareness, promote inclusivity, encourage advocacy, and support the wellbeing of those living with Down Syndrome.
March - May 2021
Throughout the entire year the Pupil Services Department works to promote a culture of caring. The months of March, April, and May an additional emphasis is placed on understanding diversity and inclusion of all students. Over the next several months, students will be engaging in special activities and classroom guidance lessons to promote this culture of caring and inclusion.
Suicide Prevention Day
Suicide is a topic that is both extremely difficult to talk about, and one that we can't afford to ignore. Among high school students, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death. Four out of five young people who attempt suicide show clear warning signs beforehand. This means that we can look out for each other and help prevent suicide. If a friend or classmate just isn’t acting like themselves, if their mood or behavior has changed, they’re withdrawing from friends, or they’re making statements about feeling hopeless or helpless; they could be thinking about suicide. The best way you can support them is to help them talk to a trusted adult as soon as possible, such as their parents or a school counselor. If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, the emergency resources below are available 24/7.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline- 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line - Text HELLO to 741-741
Emergency - Call 911Copley-Fairlawn Cares Food Program: Copley Fairlawn City Schools is teaming up with the Copley Outreach Center to offer nutritious meals and snacks for children over weekends and extended breaks. Any child enrolled in Copley-Fairlawn Schools is eligible. If your child(ren) could benefit from this program, we encourage you to register by completing the opt-in form and returning it to the school office or school counselor.
In the News Resources
- LARA (Listen, Affirm, Respond, Ask) Dialogue Tool and Kitchen Table Conversation Guides
- Helping Families Work Together
- Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
- Talking to your Children about COVID-19: A Parent Resource
- Supporting Kids During COVID-19
- Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Uncertainty
- Coronavirus Social Story Video for Kids
- Coronavirus Printable Social Story for Kids
- Community Resources for Families
- Center for Disease Control
- Summit County Health Department
COVID-19 Health and Safety Videos
- Face Mask Etiquette
- Hand Washing
- Hand Sanitizing
- How to Make a No-Sew Mask
- Social Distancing: What is Six Feet?
- Cross Contamination and Gloves