Watertown Guidance Programming
Watertown Guidance Counselors provide a School Counseling
program that is comprehensive, preventive and developmental. They deliver this
program through School Guidance curriculum, individual planning, responsive
services, and system support. As
credentialed School Counselors, they work in collaboration with a variety of faculty and staff to implement all of these program goals.
Guidance services are at the heart of a student’s and a
family’s experience at school. Guidance Counselors welcome new parents to the
District through both registration and Kindergarten tours and registration.
They guide our youngest students through their development as they teach them
to assume increasing, but age-appropriate, levels of self-advocacy and
responsibility. They help them with peer relations and conflicts when bumps in
the road arise, especially in middle and high school. They watch over a child’s
progress through General Education Team meetings (K-12) and provide
accommodations through 504s when there is a need to level the playing field.
Throughout a child’s school experience, they assist as students move slowly or
quickly through developmental challenges. They help guide a student in the
setting of meaningful, realistic goals for career and college/post graduation
training. And appropriately, it is a student’s High School Guidance Counselor
who will proudly read their name as they are called forward to receive their
Guidance Counselors are in place to manage many things in
schools, but their main goal is to help your student along the path to their
successes and dreams, be they the dreams of a Kindergartner, or the dreams of a
Please feel free to contact your child’s Guidance counselor
if you have questions or concerns about your child’s school experience. They
will be happy to help you.