School Counselors

2016-9

Ms. Price and Ms. Ross are the counselors at Baldwin Elementary School. They work with students through class lessons, small groups, and one-on-one time. Character education as well as college and career readiness are among the topics which they focus on during their lessons.

Your counselors:

  • Provide individual counseling to students regarding academics, attendance, behaviors, and personal/social development.
  • Conduct classroom core curriculum lessons.
  • Provide targeted small group sessions.
  • Collaborate with parents, teachers,, and administration.
  • Participate in Student Support Team Meetings.
  • Support attendance goals and initiatives.

ASCA National Counseling Standards for Students

Academic Development:


Standard A
: Students will acquire the attitudes, knowledge and skills that contibute to effective learning in school and across the life span.

Standard B: Students will complete school with the academic preparation essential to choose from a wide range of substantial post-secondary options, including college.

Standard C: Students will understand the relationship of academics to the wold of work and to life at home and in the community.

Career Development:


Standard A
: Students will acquire the skills to investigate the world of work in relation to knowledge of self and to make informed career decisions.

Standard B: Students will employ strategies to achieve future career goals with success and satisfaction.

Standard C: Students will understand the relationship between personal qualities, education, training and the world of work.

Personal/Social:


Standard A
: Students will acquire the knowledge, attitudes and interpersonal skills to help them understand and respect self and others.

Standard B: Students will make decisions, set goals and take necessary action to achieve goals.

Standard C: Students will understand safety and survival skills.


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Home Alone Policy (According to the Department of Family and Children Services):

  • Age 8 or under: Should never be home alone
    • Niños menores de 8 años: Nunca deben estar solos en la casa
  • Age 9-12: Can stay alone up to 2 hours
    • Niños de 9-12: Pueden estar solos en casa por solo 2 horas
  • Age 13 and over: Can stay alone up to 12 hours and can perform the role of babysitter
    • Niños de 13 años o mas: Pueden estar en la casa solos por hasta 12 horas y puede ser niñeros(as).

Why is Attendance Important?

· Research proves that students who are chronically absent in Kindergarten and 1st grade are far less likely to read proficiently by 3rd grade.

· For every day of school missed, it takes three days to make up what was taught.

· By the 6th grade, if a student continues to be chronically absent, it is a leading indicator of whether he or she will drop out of high school.

· In the 9th grade, chronic absences are a better indicator than test scores of a student’s likelihood to graduate from high school.

· Absences can affect the whole classroom if the teacher has to slow down learning to help children catch up.

What Can Parents Do?

Since attendance is so important to your child’s future academic success, here are some things you as a parent can do to help improve your student’s attendance at school.

· Talk with your child about what happened at school each day. The more interested in school you are, the more they will be!

· Set a bedtime and morning routine so that your child is well-rested and ready for school.

· Lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.

· Don’t let your child stay home unless he/she is truly sick. Keep in mind that complaints of a stomach ache or headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.

· Develop back-up plans for getting to school if something comes up or your child misses the bus.

· Avoid medical appointments and extended trips when school is in session.

For more information, check out:
http://www.attendanceworks.org