The Department of Student and Family Support Services works to ensure schools have the necessary tools, resources, and capacity to effectively implement a robust and proactive multi-tiered student and family support system. We strive to ensure that every staff person can see themselves in the work of student and family supports with clarity and precision, and every community member feels a sense of belonging, competence, and joy within the Salem Public Schools community.

Student and Family Support Services oversee:

  • student and family support systems (City Connects)
  • social-emotional learning
  • culture and climate
  • behavioral and mental health services
  • attendance
  • homelessness and foster care
  • and nursing services.

If you would like to connect with a counselor at your child’s school, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the main office at your school.

If you would like more information on the student and family support services offered at Salem Public Schools, please contact Ellen Wingard, Executive Director of Student Support at 781-732-0173 or

Student and Family Mental Health Resources

As a school district, we want to make sure our staff and families know what might be available in the community for mental health and physical support. You can find a list of these supports on this page.

Teen Health Center at Salem High School

North Shore Community Health operates Salem High School’s school-based health centers, which provide integrated primary care and behavioral health services to students. If you need access to the Teen Health Center at Salem High School, please visit them on campus or call (978)-740-1220