Guidelines for Success-Attendance Awareness Month
Parents/Guardians are essential partners in promoting positive school attendance. They have the primary responsibility in making sure their children get to school everyday. By setting clear expectations for positive attendance and by monitoring how many times their student is absent, will assist their children in developing key academic and social skills that will make them successful.
Role of the School Counselor
School Counselors help all students within the Elementary, Middle, & High School Levels focusing on:
Applying academic achievement strategies
Managing emotions and apply interpersonal skills
Planning for post-secondary options (higher education, military, work force)
The duties of a School Counselor are:
Individual student academic planning and goal setting
School counseling classroom lessons based on student success standards
Collaboration with families/teachers/ administrators/ community for student success
advocacy for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings
Data analysis to identify student issues, needs and challenges
Acting as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement and opportunities for all students
2021 Recognized ASCA Model Program- National Award Winners
Congratulations to Stockton Unified for this Amazing Accomplishment!
Character Trait of the Month: CARING
What does caring look like?
Showing concern for the well-being of others around them.
Helping others in need
Treating others with respect and generosity.
Students can display caring as being:
Suicide Awareness Month-Protect, Connect, Educate
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- Attend and be prepared for class everyday.
- Get to know your teacher(s), his/her expectations, and go see them. Make an appointment to meet with them.
- Determine your best time of day and schedule it for study time.
- Don’t cram for exams; study everyday.
- Get to know your classmates, join a study group and get involved in student organizations and activities.
- Spend time researching and obtaining resources to help you with writing a research paper, studying, test taking and staying healthy.
- Set goals and write down a plan of action to reach them.
- Keep a daily "to do" list, prioritize and begin completing the most important things first.
- Accept and learn from your mistakes.
- Celebrate and Reward your Success.
Need help with any of these topics see your school counselor and they are willing to assist.
This month school counselors at the high school level are meeting with students and developing their Individualized Learning Plans (ILP's) as well as providing lessons to 9th graders on Guidelines to Success in high school. K-8 school counselors are providing lessons on Attention and Listening, Respecting Similarities and Differences, and being Assertive for academic success.
8 Practical Things Families Can Do at Home to Support Social-Emotional Learning
- Praise effort instead of ability.
- Ask questions about your students day.
- Seek solutions together.
- Give back to your community.
- Let them make more decisions.
- Teach problem-solving strategies.
- Engage in more family activities.
- Talk about relationships.
School counselors promote mindsets and behaviors in all grade levels that enhance the learning process and help create a positive school culture for all students in the area of social/emotional development. A school counselor identifies emotional and social skills needs, and encourages positive behavior. School Counselors support students, families and district staff by providing consultation, instruction, and group counseling activities in the area of mental health.
This month school counselors in the K-8 level are delivering lessons on topics that include Responding to Cyber Bullying, What is Harassment, My Interest and Strengths, and Suicide Prevention. At the high school level school counselors are providing lessons on Suicide Prevention and how to be successful at the high school by reducing stress and anxiety. School counselors worked with teachers to implement Community Building Lessons to assist students and teachers reconnect after a long year of distance learning.
College and Career
What to bring to a Financial Aid Workshop:
> FSA ID (For FAFSA filers ONLY)
> Driver's License, if you have one
> Social Security Card, if you have one
> Alien Registration Card, if you have one
> ITIN, if you have one
> List of Colleges you are interested in
> Most current bank statements
> Any records of untaxed income
> Prior-prior year tax information (1040s and W2s)