Millard Public Schools believes all people are entitled to a safe, caring and respectful learning environment.
Students are expected to read and follow the District Code of Conduct and all other expectations outlined in their school's student handbook. Millard also believes all people can learn. We recognize there are times when students have challenges beyond school that impact their success. The district is continually building our learning supports and our partnerships within the community to help students meet their basic needs and keep their focus where it needs to be - in the classroom.
A school counselor is a person who is professionally trained to help students realize their potential as unique individuals. For this reason, all students have school counseling services available to them.
The purpose of the counseling program is to promote and enhance the learning process. The goal is to enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society. School counselors help students with academics, career exploration, and social and emotional development by deploying a variety of approaches some of which are outlined below.
- Individual Counseling - helps students resolve or cope constructively with their problems and developmental concerns.
- Small Group Counseling - involves a counselor working with 5-8 students. Students are able to share ideas, give and receive feedback, increase their awareness, gain new knowledge, practice skills, and think about their goals and actions. General topics are related to personal and academic development.
- Classroom Instruction - is a planned developmental program of activities in the classroom designed to foster students’ academic and emotional needs.
- Consultation - is a collaborative partnership in which counselors work with parents, teachers, administrators, and the student service team to plan and implement strategies to help students be successful in school.
If you have any questions, please call your school and ask to speak to the counselor.
Millard Public School Social Workers work with families, schools, and community agencies to address circumstances that can affect a child’s success in school. These circumstances could include: financial, social, legal, medical, mental health, behavioral, temporary crisis and school attendance concerns.
The School Social Workers provide:
- Information and referral to new and existing services in the community.
- Liaison with juvenile justice and other health and human service agencies.
- Consultation with parents, legal guardians and school personnel.
- Liaison and building partnerships between home and school.
School Social Work Services are provided to any family who has a child enrolled in the Millard Public Schools. These services can be requested by parents, legal guardians of students, administrators, teachers, counselors, student assistance teams, or by outside agencies with whom the family is working.
School Social Workers may be contacted in confidence with any questions about the services they provide. If they can be of help to you, please call your school and ask to speak to the social worker.
School Social Workers will be your point of contact if your family is in transition and experiencing homelessness. There are services and supports for your child and family if you qualify under McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.
For more information on resources, please visit the MPS School Social Work webpage.
For detailed information about the Millard Multi-Tiered System of Support for both Academics and Behavior, please follow this link: Millard Multi-Tiered System of Support.