Services by Counselors

  • 504 Accommodation Plans/Revisions (Counselors)

    • Process requests from parents and/or teachers
    • Evaluate the need for new plans
    • Modify/revise existing plans/accommodations
    • Assist parents and teachers with carrying out accommodations remotely

    Social Emotional Learning (Counselors)

    • Support teachers in implementation of Second Step program
    • Assist and support teachers  with providing additional connectedness activities for students

    Gifted Screening (Counselors)

    • Process requests from parents and/or teachers
    • Carry out the screening process prior to students possibly being evaluated by school psychologist
    • Communicate with parents and staff in regards to progress, process, and results

    Connectedness (Counselors)

    • Building specific "drop-ins" "hang outs" and "get-togethers" for students to build connections with classmates and teachers

    Resilience (Counselors)

    • Building and need specific information and strategies on topics such as organizational skills, executive functioning skills, emotional resilience, coping skills, and mindfulness

    Emotional Safety (Counselors)

    • Building and need specific help and strategies provided to build emotional safety at home and upon the return to school

Services by Counselors and Mental Health Specialists

  • Individual and Group Counseling (Counselors and Mental Health Specialists)

    • Provide counseling services relating to school concerns as needed for individual students
    • Provide counseling services as needed for groups of students who would benefit from group activity (ex. friendship skills, stress reduction, etc.)
    • Meet with parents as needed in order to provide assistance in supporting their child's emotional needs at home

    Team Representation (Counselors and Mental Health Specialists)

    • Attend IEP meetings as an LEA (Local Educational Agency Representative)
    • Core member of MTSS (Multi-Tier System of Supports) team (discuss students' progress and possible barriers to academic success)

Important Forms

  • 504 Parent Procedural Safeguard Notice

    Parents of school-age children who have or are thought to have disabilities as defined in section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. $ 794, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. S 12102, have the following procedural rights in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

    Release and Exchange of Information

    To be completed by parents/physicians/therapists in order for school personnel to have reciprocal communication with outside specialist