DCE Student Services and Community Resources
D.C. Everest Student Services
To assist students with educational, career, personal/social and health issues, we have a variety of student services staff available. Our role is to provide students with assistance as needed and connect them with relevant school and community resources.
Personnel School Counselors
- Provide school counseling classroom lessons for students in grades K-5
- Help students in grades 6 - 12 with academic, course, and career planning and goal setting
- Serve as an initial support resource for all students in need of assistance with academic, personal, and social issues.
- Develop 504 Accommodation Plans for students with disabilities
- Advocate on behalf of students to ensure long-term community support services are available to assist them
School Social Workers
- Help students and families alleviate challenges and overcome barriers by coordinating school and community resources on their behalf
- Help students obtain mental and physical health resources, along with academic and behavioral supports to achieve success at school
- Coordinate special education and alternative programming and support for students
- Secure community resources and referrals to meet the basic needs of students and families, including housing and utility assistance, food and hygiene assistance, clothing needs, etc.
- Provide individual, group, and family check-in meetings related to support services
- Support students’ ability to learn, primarily through special education supports
- Conduct assessments, data collection and analysis to recommend resources and obtain referrals for students
- Develop Individualized Education Plans that include academic, behavioral, and mental health resources to support students’ learning needs
- Provide training and guidance for special education teachers
Marathon County School-Based Community Therapists
- Licensed treatment professionals from the community provide on-site (at school) confidential counseling for students concerning adolescent life, post-traumatic stress, family systems, emotional regulation, anxiety, social engagement, substance abuse, behavioral disorders, depression, grief and loss, or mood disorders.
- On-site service allows students to receive professional counseling without having to leave school or having a parent/guardian miss work to transport the child to appointments.
- Use best practices to achieve positive health outcomes for students while collaborating with families, multidisciplinary teams, and community partners
- Identify and manage students’ health conditions to enhance students’ participation in their learning environment
- Empower students to effectively manage their chronic health condition by helping them better understand their health needs, acquire the confidence to self advocate for their needs, and feel competent about their abilities
The DCE Middle School, DCE Junior High and DCE Senior High each provide school pantries for students and families in need. These pantries provide personal hygiene products, food, clothing, shoes and more. Students are provided confidential access to the pantries and should visit their Student Services office if they would like to visit the pantry. Pantries are also open to families. Family members should contact the School Social Worker to arrange a time to visit.
D.C. Everest offers services to families and students experiencing homelessness through school-based programs and supports. Children and youth who meet the McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness have rights and are eligible for services. These services include: access to free school meals, free school supplies, school fee waivers, the right to remain enrolled in the school they attended prior to becoming homeless, and transportation to and from school. Parents/guardians of children or unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness should discuss the situation with the student’s School Social Worker or Lisa Morgan, District Homeless Liaison, at 715.846.2034 or email Lisa Morgan.
McKinney-Vento definition of homelessness.
The term ‘homeless children or youth” refers to individuals who
- Lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence
- Share housing with other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason
- Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodation
- Live in emergency or transitional shelters
- Have been abandoned in a hospital
- Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for humans, such as cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings
School-Based Mental Health Consortium Therapists
For more information about the Marathon County School-Based Counseling Program, contact Erin Jacobson, DCE Mental Health Navigator or contact your student’s School Counselor.
Below is a list of the professional community service professionals we partner with at each D.C. Everest school.
DCE Senior High School
DCE Junior High School
DCE Middle School
DCE IDEA School
Community Based Mental Health Clinics
Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotlines
- 911 — Law Enforcement may do a welfare check to ensure everyone is safe.
- 988 — Suicide/Crisis Hotline - National Hotline will link you with Crisis Care in any area in the United States.
- 800.799.0122 — Toll-Free Call connecting you to Crisis Support in the Marathon, Langlade and Lincoln Counties.
- 715-845-4326 or 800-799-0122 — North Central Health Care Crisis Hotline (Marathon, Langlade, and Lincoln counties)
North Central Community Action Program: 715-842-0681
Domestic/Family Violence Support
- Marathon County Social Services: 715.261.7556
- The Women’s Community: 1.888.665.1234 or 715.842.7323
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1.800.299.SAFE (7233). If you cannot speak safely on the phone, you can visit thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.