Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of
students and parents.
- How is a child referred to see the Guidance Counselor?
- Will I be informed about what my child discusses with the counselor?
- How can I contact the counselors?
How is a child referred to see the Guidance Counselor?
Referrals for counseling come from parents, teachers, and the students
themselves. Parents can call one of the counselors, send a note in with their
child, e-mail one of the counselors, or request a meeting through the
Will I be informed about what my child discusses with the counselor?
Students are informed that when they enter the counselor's office, what they
say is confidential. The exceptions to this are if they express that they are
going to hurt themselves or someone else or if they are being hurt by someone
else. If the counselor feels that the parent should be made aware of
something mentioned during a counseling session, the counselor informs the
student that the information will be shared with the parent, then notifies
In general, if a student visits with one of the guidance counselors about an
isolated incident that is very common, a phone call home is not made. If,
however, there seems to be a recurring issue or if the issue is of concern, a
phone call is made to the parents to inform them of what is going on.
How can I contact the counselors?
You can contact the counselors by phone, by e-mail, or by sending in a note
with your child. Specific contact information is as follows:
635-8875, ext. 1022
635-8875, ext. 1021