Reasons to See one of the School Counselors
We are here to help you have the best year ever!!!
- schoolwork challenges
- making new friends
- being teased or bullied
- to share feelings
- change or loss
- friendship problems
- problem solving
- good news
- worried, stressed or sad
- changing family or transition
- tools to make good choices
- parenting tools
Guidance Lessons at SSS grades K-4 will include lessons on:
- Friendship, decision making, problem solving, friendship, social skills, feelings, grief and loss, personal safety, careers, bullying prevention, self-esteem, setting goals, and conflict resolution
Guidance lessons are done by both counselors.
Small groups provides a supportive environment for students experiencing commonly shared concerns such as stress, grief, divorce, anger, organization, friendship, etc. These groups are offered to all students. Please contact me if you would like your child to participate in a small group. Small groups give students the opportunity to share ideas and support one another. Kids can see they are not the only ones feeling a certain way or going through a certain situation. Small groups are conducted based on the needs of our students. They typically run 4-6 weeks and the group meets once a week for 20-30 minutes. Parent permission is needed.
Individual support is available to all students at the request of teachers, parents, or students. We are a resource to help students succeed in school. Individual support within the school setting is short-term. If your child tells you he/she met with one of us, please don't be alarmed. Sometimes students self-refer and visit with us once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem. We feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through problems or tough days. We feel as though we are another safe friend at SSS who is available to help students academically and emotionally. If a parent prefers that we do not meet with his/her child individually or in a group, please let us know and we will accommodate the request.
Requirements to Begin School:
We are delighted to share in this very special year with you! In order to begin school we will need the following documents:
* Birth Certificate from Vital Statistics
* Immunization Certificate on a Kentucky form
* Physical on a a Kentucky form
* Eye Exam from Optometrist or Ophthalmologist
* Dental Exam/Screening
* Copy of Social Security Card
* Proof of Residency
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us!