Student Support Services

Contact Info
Dr. Sunne-Ryse Smith
Executive Director


Office Location
Room 903
2 Cedar Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: 973-733-8281
Fax: 973-733-6662

The Office of Student Support Services oversees the work of school social workers and related district programs.

Numerous factors can contribute to a student becoming at-risk at any level in his or her academic growth. In its support of the district’s mission to afford the highest level of teaching and learning, and build an effective and efficient community of learning and character, the Office of Student Support Services has a cadre of intervention and referral programs and services readily available. Students exhibiting learning or behavioral problems are assisted through the implementation of numerous early intervention strategies. In an effort to alleviate all issues that could prevent or interfere with success and academic growth, certain resources are provided to students and families. These resources, examples of which are listed below, build the foundation for positive behavior, health and wellness and sound academic performance.

  • Bullying Prevention and Suicide Awareness
  • Character Education Initiative
  • Community Collaborations
  • Community Resource Directory
  • Crisis Response Team
  • Dream Leader-Peer Leadership Programs
  • Mental Health
  • Resources For Parents
  • Student Assistance and Abuse Prevention