• Alert:

    URGENT: Annehurst 1 hour delay 12/8/21

    To ensure coverage of all Westerville City Schools bus routes, the start time for Annehurst Elementary School is being delayed by one hour today, Wednesday, December 8. For Annehurst students who ride the bus to school, their scheduled pickup time is also delayed by one hour. Dismissal this afternoon is at the normal time. Teachers and other staff members will be reporting to school at the normal time, so if your child walks to school, or if you are able to take them to school at the normal start time, staff will be there to care for them.


    URGENT: Middle and High School Early Release 12/8/21

    To ensure coverage of all Westerville City Schools bus routes, all Westerville City School District high schools will be on a one-hour early release and students will follow the early release schedule today, Wednesday, December 8. Additionally, all middle school students will be on a 30 minute early release today, Wednesday, December 8.

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Mental Health and Wellness

Director, Mental Health & Wellness
Tami Santa, LISW-S
Director, Mental Health and Wellness


SantaT@westerville.k12.oh.us

 
Krista Eisenman, Secretary
614 797-5879
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
For Immediate Support 24/7/365
  • Franklin County Crisis Line
    (Nationwide Children's Hospital, 17 & under): 614-722-1800
  • Netcare Crisis Line (18 & over): 614-276-2273
  • Delaware County Helpline: 1-800-684-2324

Crisis Text Line - Text 4 Hope to 741741  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255  Safe School Helpline Logo

The Westerville City School District recognizes that children come to school from a variety of circumstances. District officials are committed to meeting the needs of the whole child and understand that student learning is best supported by maintaining positive relationships between family, school, and community within a safe, caring, and supportive learning environment. Such an environment is provided through partnerships with school, community safety agencies, and mental and physical health agencies.

There are supports for student mental health/wellness in each building. We are able to provide social-emotional support services to students and/or refer families to numerous community agencies that can provide short- or long-term support when necessary. The level of service is determined individually and can include support from a school counselor, a student assistance program specialist or a Concord clinician, or any combination thereof. 

We encourage any family to reach out and request help to access these services through your assigned school counselor or school administrator. Please follow this link to identify the K-12 SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND CLINICIANS available at your school.

School Counselors

School Counselors are available in every district school should your student or family need additional support. They also are a point of contact if you have concerns for others who may benefit from additional support. Our counselors are highly trained and will treat every situation professionally and discretely.
 
Student Assistance Program
At the high school level, in addition to School Counselors, we have Student Assistance Program professionals who are trained clinicians able to provide assessment, education, counseling, and referral services in order to address student issues/concerns that may impact their well-being and/or academic performance.
 

Partnership with Concord Counseling

We enjoy a strong partnership with Concord Counseling and can help families access its various programs should they need support beyond that which our schools can provide. Specialized programs and services are available for children, teens and young adults of all ages. At the middle school level, we have four full-time clinicians who are available to assist students and families on a daily basis. Additionally, Concord offers no-cost assessments for our elementary students and families who need support. This referral comes from the building level administrator or counselor and the subsequent assessment is completed at Concord Counseling offices. 

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