Pupil Services

Vision Statement

The vision of the Somers Public Schools is to challenge our students and staff to pursue excellence, foster creative expression and to develop a concern for the quality of life for all. Our vision embraces a culture and environment that: promotes life long learning; develops self worth; supports uniqueness and diversity; values independence and interdependence; inspires community and parent involvement; and empowers individuals to make choices that lead to lives filled with dignity, respect, happiness, and opportunity.


We recognize that the current public health emergency is resulting in an increase of stress on families.

If you or your child are experiencing an immediate safety concern: call 911.

If you or your child are experiencing a behavioral mental health crisis: call 211.

If you would like to access support services, please contact the following: Somers Social Service Department:  Allison Maynard at (860) 265-7551.

If you would like to contact your child’s counselor or social worker, please do so via their school email address.

View COVID-19 Resources for Parents and Students

Kids Peace Response to COVID-19

How Teens Can Protect Their Mental Health Amid COVID-19

How to Talk to Children About Unexpected Events and Emergencies

Finding the Right Words to Talk With Your Kids and Teens About Coronavirus

How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus

Stress and Coping During COVID-19

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Managing Reactions to the Coronavirus

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Help Kids Manage Anxiety Around the Coronavirus (3 expert videos)

NASP Parent Information

Talking to Children With Anxiety and ADHD​​

What Happens to Students With Disabilities When Schools Close or Go Online​

Managing Anxiety and Stress

CDC- Stay Put. Learn How to Shelter In Place


Transition Resources for Parents

Easing into Secondary Transition:  A Comprehensive Guide to Resources and Services in Connecticut

Visit the Somers Elementary School Speech and Language Team Blog
Back to School Transition Articles

School Mornings Without the Stress

Getting kids ready for school on time and without drama is a daily struggle for many families. Here are some tips to make the mornings more manageable.

School Success Kit for Kids With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Ideas for helping kids with ADHD manage time, stay focused and handle homework.

What Parents Can Do To Avoid Passing Anxiety On To Their Kids

Children of anxious parents are more at risk of developing an anxiety disorder. But there’s welcome news for those anxious parents: that trajectory toward anxiety isn’t set in stone.

School Success Kit for Kids With Auditory Processing Issues

Tools to maximize classroom learning and stay on top of expectations for kids who have trouble piecing together verbal information.

School Success Kit for Kids With Executive Functioning Issues

Tips to help kids get organized, keep track of things they're responsible for and make it out the door on time.

School Success Kit for Kids With Sensory Processing Issues

Advice for helping kids start the school year comfortable and able to focus on learning.

Tips for Helping Kids With Selective Mutism Go Back to School

If you have a child with SM, it's important to give her as much support as you can as she encounters a new teacher, in an unfamiliar classroom.


Gifted and Talented Resources

Parent Resources

Staff Resources

Summer Office Hours (June 17- August 16)

Monday - Thursday 8:00AM - 3:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 1:00PM

Pupil Services Staff

Dr. Denise Messina, Director of Pupil Services - x2055
Mrs. Holly Boutwell, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Pupil Services - x2052
Mrs. Mary Steidler, Pupil Services Administrative Assistant - x2051

Special Education

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