Student Support Services


Your Support Team

School Nurse Dawn Murphy is a registered nurse who has been in the field of nursing for over 25 years. Sally Murchison is a National Board Certified School Counselor who has been counseling students and supporting teachers and families for over 30 years in Chatham County.

Available Services

The role of the Student Support Services team is to help students with any factors standing in the way of reaching their full potential in the classroom. Some areas that staff may assist with are:

  • Mental health concerns
  • Medical needs
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Academic and classroom support (including Student Support Services topics)
  • Consultation with teachers, parents/guardians, and administrators
  • Referrals to community supports
  • Access to basic needs supports
  • McKinney-Vento Act rights and support
  • Crisis intervention
  • Monitor attendance and respond as required by the NC Compulsory Attendance Law
  • Monitor required state medical-related student documentation
  • Coordinate vision screenings