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Mental Health & Wellness

We care about the overall well-being of our students and families.  If your family is in need of anything, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will work together to find a solution.  If you or a loved one is in a mental health emergency, please contact 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room immediately.  

You can always speak with a member of our mental health team or administrator directly at 315-852-3400:

Ms. Alger (9-12 School Counselor):  ext 7204
Ms. Chesbrough (PK-3 Counselor): ext 7124
Mrs. Hutton (School Social Worker):  ext 7107
Mr. Scherrer (School Psychologist):  ext 7104
Mrs. Wick (4-8 School Counselor):  ext 7225
Mr. Rafferty (6-12 Principal): ext 7503
Mrs. Valente (Director of Special Education/PK-5 Principal):  ext 7122


Community Resources Available

Madison County Services:

  1. Madison County Mental Health Department 315-366-2327

  1. Liberty Resources 315-363-0048

  1. Family Counseling Services (Oneida) 315-280-0040

  1. Mary Tibbits (Cazenovia- private insurance) 315-530-3874

(currently a waitlist)

  1. Breathing Space Psychotherapy 315-516-8466

Cortland County Services:

  1. Cortland County Mental Health Clinic 607-758-6100

  1. Family Counseling Services of Cortland County 607-753-0234

  1. Counseling Services of Cortland 607-662-0209

  2. North Main Counseling 607-545-4532



Madison County Directory of Youth Services

Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Struggles

Wellness and Support Resources (Including COVID Resources)

Health and Wellness and Helpful Articles

Guidelines for Talking to Kids about Attacks


    Student Referral Form
    Parent/Guardian Referral Form
    Teacher/Staff Referral Form

(Self Care Strategies and  Managing Stress and Anxiety Tips)
Dr. Neal Capone, Superintendent
711 Railroad Street
DeRuyter, New York 13052

Phone: (315) 852-3400
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