This week— March 4-10— is National School Social Worker Week! We salute the district’s 21 School Social Workers who collaborate with local school and central office staff to identify and remove barriers that interfere with learning for students who are at risk. School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals who can assist with mental health and behavioral concerns, positive behavioral support, academic and classroom support, and consultation with teachers, parents and administrators. These dedicated professionals serve as the liaison between the school, family, and community— working together to meet the social and emotional needs that interfere with a child’s ability to learn and adjust in school. For more information on School Social Workers, please contact the Office of Health and Social Services at 678-301-7270.