Student Wellness & Mental Health: New Resources for Wellbeing

Last Updated: 9/12/2020 7:55 PM

Student Wellness & Mental Health:

Resources for Wellbeing

from OFCS Student Support Services

Bulldogs Take Care

Student wellness and mental health are very important during this period of extended time out of school and away from familiar routines.  Our OFCS Guidance Department has gathered together some resources to help address stress that students and families may be experiencing regarding the change in schedule/routine, about the virus, about health and safety, or about missing important time in work/school or other activities.

Below you will find a few resources to help cope with these stressors and to help parents/caregivers communicate with their child(ren) about the coronavirus.  In addition to these resources, our OFCS Guidance Department has provided contact information for all department members by building, as well as important crisis support numbers should any of our students/families need assistance or added support.




Parent Guide to Talking About Coronavirus

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

OhioMHAS COVID Emotional Support Careline: 1-800-720-9616

MetroHealth has a COVID-19 hotline: 440-592-6843.


Parent Support Modules

These parent support modules were designed to help parents navigate the challenges of remote learning and also to make them aware that there is support available. The first module covers some topics about COVID and how to talk with children about it. The second module was created to help set up a learning environment at home including how to create a daily schedule. The next module will focus on challenging behavior that may arise while doing remote learning and how to successfully address them. 

Parent Support Module 1-Talking with Your Child about COVID

Parent Support Module 2-Setting up Home Learning


How To Reach Us:

If you need to reach out to the school counselor(s) please email, call or complete the google link form for your child’s building and a counselor will respond to your request. Please see building-based forms to request access:   


Request for Support Form:




Middle School

High School




Early Childhood Center

Andrea Hays, ECC Counselor

Sara Nash, ECC and OFIS School Psychologist


Falls-Lenox Elementary

Cassandra DeLuca, Falls-Lenox Counselor

Robin Scott, Falls-Lenox School Psychologist


Intermediate Building

Amanda Schmid, Intermediate School Counselor

Sara Nash, ECC and OFIS School Psychologist


Middle School

Sara Meyers, Middle School Counselor

Grade 8 and Earth and Wind Team in Grade 6

Kathy Suvak, Middle School Counselor

Grade 7 and Fire Team in Grade 6

Sara Barbin,  Middle School Counselor Intern 

Meet the Intern 

Nicole Mack, ECC and Middle School Psychologist

Middle School Request For Assistance Form 


High School

Maridi Gurstak, High School Counselor

Alex Lintner, High School Counselor

Lisa Palmison, High School Counselor 

Aimee Caldrone, High School College and Career Counselor

Carlos Rivera, High School Special Programs Counselor

Sherry Foulkes, High School Psychologist



Melissa Marano, District Home Liaison

Alison Doick, District Behavior Specialist

Shannon Goss, Director of Student Services


PLEASE NOTE: If you/your child is experiencing a mental health emergency such as suicidal ideation during the closure, please refer to the resources listed below. 


Local 24 Hour Mobile Crisis #: (216) 623-6888

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text “4HOPE” to 741741

Fairview Hospital Psychiatric Services #: (216) 476-7000


PLEASE NOTE: OFCS school counselors and psychologists DO NOT maintain 24-hour access to email accounts and CANNOT respond to emergency situations during the school closure. 


We hope you and your family stay safe and healthy. We look forward to assisting during the closure and seeing our students when school reopens. 

Contact Us

Olmsted Falls City Schools26937 Bagley Road
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138