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STUDENT SUPPORT

Behavior, Social-Emotional & Academic Systems of Support

Otsego Public Schools’ Student Support Services (SSS) team is composed of counselors, social workers, behavioral specialists and a Diagnostic Consultant along with other support personnel. The focus of the SSS team is to help students navigate the social/emotional/behavioral challenges associated with their developmental ages. The SSS team can help students with tangible needs such as clothing, food, and community resources; they can also help with everything from mental health needs to friendship issues.  In addition, our SSS Team can provide academic support and resources to help our students find their own success.

Please reach out with any questions or requests for assistance.

Student Support Services / Resources:

Check In Form  Reach out to Mrs. Buris, Mrs. Fullam or Mrs. Hitchcock

Incident Report Form - Use this form to report any incidents that are concerning to you.

Resources for Mental Health Support:

  • 988--Suicide Prevention Hotline - The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is a United States-based suicide prevention network of over 160 crisis centers that provides 24/7 service via a toll-free hotline with the number 9-8-8. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress
  • Gryphon Place: 269-381-4357 (HELP) - Gryphon Place is a 24/7 service for immediate emotional support or crisis.
  • Text Hotline: Text the word HOME to 741741 - This is a resource for texting support when someone is in emotional distress.
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If you see or hear something that threatens student or school safety, say something.

Anyone can report tips confidentially on criminal activities or potential harm directed at students, school employees, or schools.

Tips can be submitted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Meet Your Student Support Services Team

Kaleigh Buris

Kaleigh Buris

Social Worker
Otsego Middle School
Joy Fullam

Joy Fullam

Counselor
Otsego Middle School
Diane Hitchcock

Diane Hitchcock

Student Support Specialist
Otsego Middle School
Chelsea Rice

Chelsea Rice

Behavioral Health Support Aide
Otsego Middle School
Anna Starr

Anna Starr

Behavioral Health Services Coordinator
Central Office
Melissa Garrett

Melissa Garrett

Diagnostic Consultant
Central Office
Alicia VanLiere

Alicia VanLiere

District Therapist
Otsego High School, Otsego Middle School