School Closure Extended by Governor Reynolds

On Thursday, April 2nd, Governor Reynolds ordered an extension to the school closures through April 30th. This means our CRCSD buildings and schools will...

Mental Health Counseling


Metro Care Connection - Mental Health Counseling

School-based mental health services contribute not only to the health of students but also to the health of the school environment.

National Conference of State Legislatures

MCC Referral Form (waiting for update)

In partnership with The Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, Metro Care Connection offers mental health counseling for Cedar Rapids Community School District students. Seven Abbe Center therapists share the responsibility of serving the entire district, traveling to each school throughout the week. Counseling can be provided on an individual or group basis. Group topics have included: anger management, friendship and social skills, and self-esteem.

In order to receive mental health counseling through Metro Care Connection, students must have a completed Abbe Permission to Treat form signed by a parent/guardian. This form is available from the school counselor, school nurse (or health secretary), or by calling 558-2481.