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Guidance

Guidance 

Why Elementary School Counselors?

Elementary school years set the tone for developing the knowledge, attitudes and skills for children to become healthy, competent and confident learners. A developmental school counseling program provides education, prevention and interventions which are integrated into all aspects of a child’s life. Early identification and intervention of children’s academic and personal/social needs is essential in removing barriers to learning and promoting academic achievement.

How Will My Child Benefit From A School Counselor?
 
School Guidance Curriculum
  • Education on Understanding self and others
  • Peer Relationships
  • Coping Strategies and Effective social skills
  • Communication and Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Multicultural and Diversity Awareness
  • Peer Mediation

 Responsive Services

  • Individual Counseling
  • Small Group Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Consultation/Collaboration
  • Referrals
 
How Will I Benefit From a School Counselor?

The elementary guidance department is ready to assist parents, families and guardians with academic support, one on one conferencing, collaboration with teachers and administrators and interpretation of your child’s testing results. Your child’s counselor is also available to discuss referrals to outside agencies in regards to behavior, academics and social skill issues that may surface throughout the school year. The elementary counselor is also a member of the Educational Support Team (EST), and the Elementary Student Assistance Program (ESAP).

How Do I Contact The School Counselor?

You can contact the school counselor in one of three ways. You can call, e-mail or stop by the guidance office to make an appointment to discuss any concerns that you may have.