Student Services staff provide a wide range of special services for students, staff and parents. The School District of Janesville offers many special educational services for children from early childhood (age 3 years) to age 21 years. The Special Education and Student Services Department provides educational and health services to all students within the District. School Health provides a broad range of health services and education with an emphasis on nutrition, physical activity, staff wellness, and parent/family/community involvement.
Program Support Teachers for the learning, cognitive or emotionally behavioral disabled students as well as the speech and language and Early Childhood assist in designing the most appropriate education for our students. Counselors, Social Workers and School Psychologists are a part of the Student Services team focusing on academic, personal-social and career development.
School Safety and Crisis Management Plan, the New Student Enrollment Office, Rock River Charter School, TATE Center, TAGOS Academy, and the CRES School are administered through the Student Service Department.
Signs of Suicide (SOS) Prevention Program
The School District of Janesville is working with parents, students, staff, and the Janesville community as partners in the prevention of suicide. In an effort to reduce depression and suicide among our students, our secondary schools plan to implement the SOS Signs of Suicide Prevention Program. Parent/Guardians will receive information on the dates the program will be presented and will have the opportunity to opt their child out of the class lesson.
Our goal is to help students recognize the symptoms of depression or warning signs of suicide in themselves or their friends and teach them the appropriate action steps they should take to get help. Through the SOS program, school staff, students, and parents will learn about depression, suicide, and the associated risks of alcohol use. They will also learn steps to get help through the simple acronym ACT: Acknowledge that your friend has a problem, express that you Care, Tell a trusted adult.
You may have the opportunity to view "Training Trusted Adults" and join the discussion on how parents, teachers, and community members can join together to support our youth. Please contact your school Principal or student services staff for further information.
Thanks to YES! Rock County (Youth Emotional Stability) for providing funds to support this program and for providing SOS student and parent newsletters to share with our families. YES! Rock County is a grassroots effort in Rock County that understands and recognizes the need for mental health awareness in the youth population
Dr. Darin Rutherford
MD. Mercy Health Systems, Sports Medicine Specialist