Who are school counselors?
A person who provides support services for all students.
A resource for all staff members and parents.
A liaison with outside community resources.
How does a student see a school counselor?
What counseling services do we provide?
Why would a student see a school counselor?
School counseling is considered a regular/general education service that can be provided to all of our students here at Clara Barton Elementary School! Sometimes our students might be facing some difficulties which can prevent them from doing their best in school. As school counselors, we are here to support our students across all domains (academic, personal, social-emotional). Having support through difficult times can be essential to a child's educational success. Students can come talk with the school counselors about anything that is on their mind (including school adjustment issues, anxiety, self-esteem, family changes, grief, difficulties with peers, and so much more).
The school counselors may meet with all students here at Clara Barton Elementary School. We provide counseling services for students on IEP/504 Plans. We can also provide short-term counseling or check-ins with students if they are having a difficult time adjusting at school. We need parental permission in order to continuously take a student out of the classroom during learning time. If your child is visiting the counseling office frequently, we will be in contact with you to update you and come up with a plan moving forward. Please feel free to reach out to the school counselors if you have any questions regarding why a student would visit the counseling office!
Classroom Guidance Lesson Topics & Lunch Bunch Themes
Coping With Anxiety
Motivation/Putting In Effort
Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence
Emotion Regulation/Coping Skills
How can school counselors support parents/guardians?
Helping with social or emotional concerns you have about your child
Improving communication between you and your child
Discussing family difficulties/concerns that affect your child at school
Making outside referrals to community resources
Helping understand the developmental changes of childhood
Discussing concerns about your child’s academic achievement
Helping establish healthy routines for your child