Sunrise Elementary School Counseling

What's New this Week:

  • This counseling page! It will be updated often so keep checking back for new information, or don't hesistate to reach out if you have any questions!

Our Mission

The counseling team at Sunrise Elementary is committed to being advocates for the amazing students in our school. This will be achieved by removing barriers to success and providing guidance in academics, behavioral and social development, and even career exploration. We are dedicated to creating an environment where they feel safe, supported and welcome. As a result, students will develop strong interpersonal skills and a positive self-concept.

Together we RISE

American School Counseling Association: Accountability, Delivery, Foundation, Manage

The ASCA Model

​The American School Counseling Association's (ASCA) National Model is changing the field of school counseling for the better. It is data-driven, preventative in nature, and drives the creation of a counseling program. The model's developmentally appropriate, culturally responsive and systemic framework allows school counselors to foster emotional, social, and academic achievements in students through collaborative efforts. The ASCA model recommends school counselors spend 80% of their time in direct and indirect services to the student in an effort to close the achievement and opportunity gaps.

To see Sunrise Elementary Demographic information, click here.

*This information helps drive the counseling program by providing data that will show needs within the school.

The School Counselor and MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Supports)

What is MTSS?

MTSS is an evidence-based framework implemented in pre-K-12 schools that provides academic and behavioral instruction and intervention at tiered intensities to improve learning and social/emotional functioning in a way that works for every student. School counselors align their comprehensive counseling program with the MTSS model.

Why a Tiered framework?

Students learn and achieve at different levels!

  1. Tier 1 is a "universal" approach, which means 80-90% of students will receive supports at this level. Tier 1 is focused on prevention! This is where the school counselor will spend a majority of their time. Instruction at this level might be class lessons on various social/emotional topics, parent information nights, or teacher support.

  2. Tier 2 is a more targeted level for students who might need additional support. 10-15% of students in the school will benefit from and be at this level. Tier 2 is focused on prevention and remediation. Supports in this level will include small group and individual counseling and consultation and collaboration with school personnel, families, and stakeholders. Students in this level are often referred by parents, teachers, or through data collection (e.g. attendance or grades).

  3. Tier 3 is the level with the most intensive supports. This will only be about 1-5% of students within the school. The school counselors job at this level is to provide supportive services to students and families through consultation, collaboration, and referrals to outside services. Often, school counselors can provide short-term counseling services (no more than 6-8 weeks), but after one or two sessions if the need is there, the counselor will refer out to mental health services. All of this is done with parent's permission.

Questions, comments, or concerns? Don't worry, reach out! The school counselors can be reached by email, phone, or you can fill out a counseling request form for your students by clicking here.

Emails: Counselor Rose (509-558-3606), Counselor Sharma (509-558-3652), Counselor Intern Nikki