Florida Virtual School's Student Services Department, encompasses programs and professionals that provide prevention and intervention services to students in grades K-12. Services center around students’ skill development and is delivered by an integrated team of student services professionals who are uniquely trained to address the academic, personal/social, and mental health needs of all students.
Our team works collaboratively with school based counselors and administrators to help meet the unique social/emotional and mental health needs of students. We also believe parents/guardians are an integral part of meeting the student's needs and our team encourages students to discuss issues relating to their well-being with parent(s)/guardian(s).
SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK
Student and Family Engagement
Social Workers support parents and students by:
Social Workers help students:
Cope with crisis situations
Other specialized services:
Home education monitoring and record keeping
SAFETY AND SECURITY
What Can Parents Do to Ensure Student Safety?
Just as our district and schools have safety plans that are reviewed and update regularly, parents need to review their emergency plans as well.
Be sure that updated emergency contact information is on file in your child's school. This is particularly important if you have had a change in phone numbers or email addresses.
Be sure the school has the current information about your caregiver/guardian.
Be sure your child knows what to do/where to go if there is an emergency and no one is at home.
Be sure your child knows how to reach you at all times.
Talk to your child about personal safety.
Teach your child how to recognize danger signals.
Communicate with your student's school counselor or HR Teacher if there is a concern regarding student safety or mental wellness.
Discuss Cyber Safety with your student.
Encourage your student, if they "see something, say something".
Remember, always call 911 in an emergency.