Family Resources

Teletherapy Services

ReGroup Counseling is the agency that CCS has partnered with to provide teletherapy to any student needing counseling in the seat-based or the online program. Please click the links for full details on school-link mental health services offered by Regroup Counseling and Consulting including therapy, medication management, or both and a detailed form that will provide you more in-depth information on ReGroup Counseling and Consulting and how the process will work!

Online School Counselor

Natalie Grady is a Licensed School Counselor for grades K-12. She works with students who are in Crosslake Community School’s Online Program in three main areas: Academics, Social/Emotional Learning, and Career/College Readiness. Please check out the links below and let Ms. Grady know if you have questions! ​

School Social Worker

One of the functions of the School Social Worker is to help the teacher, student, and family identify and address issues that prevent the student from being successful in the school setting. With parent/guardian permission, the School Social Worker can also provide individual and group support for students who are having difficulty coping with many of life’s stresses. Another function of the School Social Worker is to help parents or staff members find information about available community resources and referrals to appropriate agencies. ​The School Social Worker is an important part of the team at your child’s school. She/he provides ongoing support to students and is available for assistance when there is a crisis.

​The School Social Worker assists students who have social, emotional, and/or physical challenges which may interfere with their success in school. Some examples include:

  • Self-esteem issues
  • School phobia/anxiety/refusal
  • Divorce or separation
  • New baby/sibling
  • Illness – self or family member
  • Death in the family (including pets)
  • Friendship difficulties
  • New student adjustment
  • Anger/impulsiveness
  • Violence or abuse
  • Harassment or bullying
  • Peer mediation
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal verbalization
  • Irregular attendance 

Students can be referred to the School Social Worker by:

  • Themselves
  • Parent(s)/guardian(s)/other family members
  • Teacher, principal, or other staff member
  • Other students
  • Community agencies Parents can call the school to arrange appointments to meet with the School Social Worker to discuss issues or concerns related to their student(s). ​
Kris Fjelstul, LSW School Social Worker, Seat-Based Learning:, 218-692-9217

Amy Miller, School Social Worker, Online Learning:, 218-203-0607 or 612-251-1730

Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care

Homeless Services

The importance of a stable quality education in the life of a homeless child is very valuable. Crosslake Community Schools ensures the provision of educational rights and protections for children and youth experiencing homeless under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

A homeless individual is someone who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  This includes anyone who, due to lack of housing:

  • Lives in emergency or transitional shelters.
  • Lives in motels, hotels, trailer parks, campgrounds due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations.
  • Is awaiting foster care placement
  • Lives in a public or private place not designed for human habitation
  • Lives in cars, parks, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train station, etc.
  • Is doubled up with relatives or friends.
  • To go to school, no matter where the child lives or how long the child has lived there.
  • To continue in the school they attended before becoming homeless (school of origin) or enroll in the local school where they are temporarily housed.
  • To receive transportation to and from the school of origin, if feasible and in the best interest of the child.
  • To enroll in school immediately.
  • To enroll and attend classes while the school arranges for the transfer of school records, immunization records or any other documents required for enrollment.
  • To participate fully in school activities.
  • To receive the same special programs and services such as preschool, free school meals, ELL, special education, Title I, gifted and talented services, before and after school programs, if needed, as provided to all other children served in these programs.

For more information regarding McKinney-Vento services, please contact:

Kris Fjelstul , LSSW 
McKinney-Vento Liaison