Student Services and Interventions
Student Services Supports
The Powhatan County Public Schools Student Services Team is composed of our behavior specialist, school counselors, comprehension intervention specialists, assistant director of student services and interventions and our director of student services and interventions.
By adapting the Virginia Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS) Model, PCPS has created a systemic approach to defining, analyzing, and adapting instructional needs in the areas of academics, behavior, mental health, and attendance. Members of our student services team provide individual and group counseling, case management services, restorative lessons, community resources, and more to our students to address these needs and ensure they are ready and available for learning.
This department also supports foster care; homelessness/unaccompanied youth; home-based, homebound, and homeschool education; and other instruction, prevention, and support services.
Triennial Wellness Assessment
Every three years, school divisions are required to complete an evaluation of the policies and procedures used to promote student wellness. The attached documents reflect the process that was followed and provides the outcomes of the PCPS assessment. The PCPS Student Wellness Policy and the accompanying regulation can be found by clicking on each link. For more information, please contact Kelly Sarkees at email@example.com or 804-598-5700 ext. 116.
Student Services Information
Parents for Megan's Law and The Crime Victims Center
The National Megan's Law Helpline (888) ASK-PFML (888) 275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services. Parents for Megan's Law (PFML) staff provide assistance to the community in accessing their state sex offender registries and prevention specialists provide support to parents and community members to assist in their sexual abuse prevention education strategies. Certified rape crisis counselors are available to support all victims of violent crime and to provide geographically appropriate referrals.
The Sex Offender Registration Tips Program provides the public an opportunity to report registrants who are failing to comply with registration requirements, employment or supervision restrictions or who are in positions of trust where they can access children. Tips can be provided via the Helpline or website at www.parentsformeganslaw.org site linked here. This program is not intended to be used to report police emergencies. Dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency directly for emergencies. Agency deputized staff work collaboratively with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to facilitate the appropriate follow-up action.
Parents for Megan's Law (PFML) is a 501(c) 3 not for profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse and provision of services to all victims of violent crime. The organization staffs the U.S. Justice Department-funded National Megan's Law Helpline and Sex Offender Registration Tips Program (SORT). The organization is also a certified Rape Crisis Center and operates a Crime Victims Center providing services to all victims of violent crime.