Direct Student Services
Individual Counseling (Short-Term/Responsive)
Individual counseling is a personal choice made in collaboration with parent, teacher and student. It reflects a short-term solution focused approach. The counselor works to help students resolve problems on their own.
- Parents or teachers may contact a counselor to request a student be seen.
- Students may also seek counseling support by contacting their counselor directly either through Schoology or by visiting their counselor during the school day, with permission from their teacher.
- Length and regularity of short-term counseling sessions will vary based on student need.
- Crisis intervention support is provided when needed to assist students and their families in coping with crisis.
- If your child needs more regular, counseling services we may refer them to our onsite CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth) therapist. Additionally, if the concerns are more home-based we may encourage you to seek therapy outside of the school setting.
- Board Policy BP6164.2 Guidance / Counseling Services
- District counseling page
These groups help students work together around various topics including friendship, behavior, executive functioning, stress management, and more. Created based on need.
- Students are referred to groups by counselors and teachers.
- Parents of students who have been referred to a group will be contacted by one of the counselors to sign a consent to join the group.
- Groups are run by both our school's Professional School Counselors and CASSY therapists.
Classroom Guidance Lessons
The school counseling team provides counseling-based lessons in classrooms around the topics of social emotional learning (SEL), career development, and academic success. A member of the team will be teaching a lesson at least once a semester in classrooms of each grade level.
- Your student's school counselor will teach the lesson for your student.
- Lessons will be posted on Schoology for students who are absent.
- Each lesson is grade level specific.
Whole School Prevention Activities
As a counseling team, we work together to plan numerous events for the entire school to help create a safe and welcoming environment for all students. We plan different events each year for the following:
- Not in Our Schools Week
- Unity Day
New Student Orientation
Every new student receives a New Student Orientation to help facilitate the transition of new students to the school community. With the support from the Leadership class and the TASK student group, new students are introduced to the school with events and activities that help them become familiar with the campus environment and what it entails to be a FLetcher student.
Indirect Student Services
Counselors offer indirect student services through a variety of means. Most prominently, counselors meet with school personnel (including teachers) regularly in an effort to promote student success. This is an excellent forum to discuss progress and feedback in the best interest of the students' needs. Parents may arrange a consultation with the counseling team by scheduling a requested meeting in advance.
Program Management and School Support
Fletcher counselors also support the school by offering programs to facilitate campus-wide goals. For example, counselors manage social emotional learning (SEL) programs as facilitators for lessons and support for teachers and staff.