Wednesday, October 14, 2015: 

Samuel Chase Elementary School is closed. Students will report to Crossland High School on Wednesday, October 14 and Thursday, October 15. Walkers should report to the school where staff will take them to Crossland High School. All bus riders will go directly to Crossland High School. There is no AM or PM Pre-Kindergarten on Wednesday and Thursday. 

7711 Livingston Road
Suite K
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
301-780-5910 (O)

Office Of Pupil Personnel
Last modified: 9/16/2015 11:12:16 AM
Pupil Personnel Services
Mission: To ensure for all PGCPS students the maximum opportunity for a successful school experience through advocacy, consultation and as a source for referrals. Pupil Personnel Workers serve as liaisons from the school to maintain a positive home-school connection; as advocates to support student rights and responsibilities; as consultants to school administration, school staff and parents on issues such as attendance, discipline, residency, counseling, and crisis intervention; and as a referral source for students and families to school-based and community resources.

Pupil Personnel Workers' duties can be divided into four areas:

As an advocate:
  • Supports student rights and responsibilities 
  • Ensures due process for all students 
  • Serves as a case manager for expelled students 
  • Serves as the Chief Executive Officer's designee for the investigation and resolution of extended suspension requests 
  • Investigates and provides a written investigation report for expulsion requests 
  • Visits students' homes to problem solve with families 
  • Identifies early intervention strategies for student academic success 
  • Works with parents and school staff to assess and support the needs of families 
As a liaison:
  • Works with school staff to help maintain a positive home-school connection through strategies such as home visits and conferences 
  • Coordinates services for students and families with outside agencies 
  • Conducts residency investigations 
  • Refers truant students to Interagency Council for Attendance 
  • Refers middle school students to Truancy Reduction Court 
  • Addresses parent and community concerns 
  • Members of Crisis response team 
  • May assist with application process to alternative programs 
As a consultant:

  • Serves as a consultant to administration, school staff, parents/guardians on issues such as attendance, discipline, residency, counseling, and crisis intervention 
  • Interprets PGCPS administrative policies and procedures, federal, state, and local laws 
  • Collaborates with school staff in developing intervention to address chronic attendance issues and dropout prevention 
  • Collaborates with other PGCPS departments/offices to coordinate programs for our students and families 
  • Provides professional development to school staff on a variety of topics 
  • Collects and analyzes data on attendance and suspensions 
As a referral source:

Refers students and families to internal and outside resources