Student Support Services

Welcome to DLMS Student Support Services!

Our Mission: The mission of the Duncan Lake Middle School Student Services Department is to provide a continuum of support services that positively impact the development of the whole child through the school, family, and community.

Our Team:

SCHOOL COUNSELORS

Bari Kane: Last names that start with A-Li

Andrew Fitzpatrick: Last names that start with Lj-Z

School counseling services are available to every student in our school. Counselors are available to help with school and personal concerns. Each counselor is fully certified and trained with at least a master’s degree in Professional School Counseling. To see a counselor, a student may fill out this request form or email their counselor.

In addition, a student may be referred by a staff member to a school counselor for academic or social-emotional supports. School counseling is short-term in nature and if there is an indication that more intensive counseling would be helpful, the school counselor may assist families with outside resources if the family chooses to pursue that option. 

Please fill out this quick FORM to see the counselor.


SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER 

Amanda Rasche: Students with IEP's and Social Work Goals


ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Academic support is available for students who demonstrate a need in the classroom and through our school-wide NWEA testing. If you believe your child would benefit from added support, please reach out to their teacher or counselor to determine the next steps.

Crisis Hotlines

Suicide Prevention

1-800-273-8255 (TALK)
24/7, Confidential, Life-Saving
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Violence

Stop the Silence -- OK2SAY
Call: 8-555-OK2SAY (855-565-2729)
Text: 652729 (OK2SAY)
Email: OK2SAY@mi.gov

Crisis

TEXT "HOME" TO 741741
A crisis doesn't only mean suicide. It can be any painful emotion that requires support.
bullying | school stress | depression | anxiety | suicide | relationships | friendship | family problems | self harm

Network 180 - Children's Crisis Response
616-333-1000

MiHope Portal

Resources in and Around Caledonia: This site includes information about mental health services, free and low-cost medical services, food and housing resources, and more.

This year Caledonia is excited to offer a Student Assistance Program (SAP) with Pine Rest. An SAP provides all students in our district and anyone in their household with access to 3 free counseling sessions per issue with a licensed mental health professional. Families wishing to access these benefits just need to call 800-442-0809, press 1, and say "I have an SAP with Caledonia Community Schools." 

Email: sap@pinerest.org

Web: pinerest.org/SAP

Personal Advantage Library: pinerest.org/PAL

Commonly Asked Questions:

  • Does Caledonia receive information on who accesses services?

    • No, Caledonia only receives information on the number of individuals accessing services. NO identifying information is shared between entities.

  • Does this only apply to students?

    • Students and ALL members of their household can access 3 free counseling sessions per person.

  • What if a different problem comes up?

    • You are limited to 3 counseling sessions per episode of care. If a new concern requires counseling support, you will receive 3 more counseling sessions for the new episode of care.

  • What if I want to continue in counseling after my 3 free sessions?

    • At intake, Pine Rest will ask about your insurance information so you can be matched with a professional who can take your insurance if you wish to continue after your 3 free sessions are over. If you cannot afford to continue care, Pine Rest has a financial assistance program that may help.

  • What other benefits are available?

    • The SAP program provides all our families with access to Elder Care Consultation, Legal Consultation, and Financial Consultation. Please refer to this flyer for details.

PDF DocumentStudent Assistance Program Flyer

DLMS Student Support

Name
Position
Teacher Consultant - ASD
Special Educ Paraprofessional
Special Educ Paraprofessional
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher
Special Educ Paraprofessional
Jennifer Finkbeiner
Special Education Teacher
Counselor for Last Names that Start with Lj-Z
Special Educ Paraprofessional
Special Educ Paraprofessional
Counselor for Last Names that Start with A-Li
Special Educ Paraprofessional
Nurse
Special Education Teacher
Special Educ Paraprofessional
Nichole Merren
Paraprofessional
Speech Pathologist
Paraprofessional
Occupational Therapist
School Social Worker
School Psychologist
Speech Pathologist
Paraprofessional
Speech Pathologist
Intervention Teacher
Multilingual Learners (MLL) Teacher

Onsite Mental Health Services: Kristen Barry

(616) 222-0631 x723, kristen@alliancecounselinggroup.com

Kristen is an Independent therapist from Alliance Group Counseling. She will be available for appointments at Duncan Lake one day a week to provide on-site therapy to families and students who may have otherwise not been able to access mental health services.