Office of School Counseling

Friday Sendoff - September 6, 2019

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Trailblazers lead the way

School Counselors are the experts on the trails and can see the view from 500 feet. This allows you to help students navigate their K-12 experience and set post-secondary and career goals. How will you use your expertise to help students navigate the trail this year?

*Threat Management Updates*

READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY!

Some changes have been made to the Threat Management procedures in regards to SST/IEP team meetings. The revisions below were added to all 3 levels of Threat to Self as well as Level 1 of Threat to Others/Property.


"The student involved must be considered for referral to the SST or the IEP Team for development and implementation of interventions and supports as deemed appropriate by the respective team.


  • The Behavioral Threat Assessment Team must determine whether or not the referral to SST or IEP team is appropriate or necessary.
  • A member of the Behavioral Threat Assessment Team will continue to monitor the student’s progress over the course of the current school year in order to determine if further interventions and supports are needed via SST and/or IEP Team."


*This means that an SST/IEP team is still required for Levels 2 and 3 of Threats to Others/Property.


Who is the Behavioral Threat Assessment Team?

This is the team we spoke about on August 28th. Members include the School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker, Administrator(s), School Nurse, and Pupil Personnel Worker. It is important that your team collaborates and communicates about students' needs throughout the Threat Management Process.


Concerns about Privacy with regard to SST/IEP meetings about Threats to Self/Others/Property

The Office of Safety and Climate is in the process of working on privacy settings in the SPS so that only members of the Behavioral Threat Assessment Team can view those team notes and confidentiality will be maintained. We will keep you posted on this process.


This information will be communicated to staff via the Weekly Bulletin.

MUST DO ITEMS

School Counselor Documents

This section outlines School Counselor tasks for the year. All information in this section pertains to district requirements for BCPS School Counselors. In short, all items are MUST DO ITEMS.


Counselor Survey Form - Please complete the survey ASAP

Please take a few minutes to complete the School Counseling Fact Sheet. This information allows our office to plan meaningful professional development opportunities and support to you.

Counselor Information Form

School Counselor Program Requirements

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Program Plan Documents and Supplementary Resources

Upcoming Meetings, Trainings, and Professional Development Opportunities

Leadership Development for Prospective Department Chairs Orientation and Training - Fall 2019-2020

If you're an acting department chair or interested in becoming a school counseling department chair, the fall session of the Leadership Course for Prospective Department Chairs will begin on Thursday, September 26th. You must register at https://registration.bcps.org/Event.aspx?Event_DetailID=27655

Service Capture Training for School Counselors and NPI/MA Enrollment for LCPC's

Thursday, Sep. 12th, 9am-12pm

Greenwood, Building A, Board Room A

If you are providing regular counseling services on a student's IEP or 504 plan, you will need Service Capture training to enter those services in SPS. The Service Capture training is ONLY for those who do not currently have access to Service Capture.


The second portion of this class, NPI/MA enrollment is only for LCPC's. Last spring, BCPS added to the job description that if school counselors have an LCPC, we are required to complete the NPI/MA enrollment as a BCPS employee. If you have not done so already, you can either complete this on your own or at this session on September 12th. Contact Jen if you would like the instructions to complete it on your own.


Contact Jen Abbe at jabbe@bcps.org if you plan to attend on September 12th. This class will be capped at 25 people.

Program Plan Bootcamp (Option A)

Wednesday, Oct. 9th, 10am-3pm

323 Sollers Point Road

Dundalk, MD

This OPTIONAL Program Plan Bootcamp will be held at the Sollers Point Rec Center in the Multipurpose Room (NOT at Sollers Point High School).


Join us for an hour or stay all day! Jen will be available to provide support and answer questions about building your program plans, using data, and creating meaningful Closing the Gap Action Plans. This is a great opportunity to work with your department and/or collaborate with colleagues in other schools. *Please bring a charged device, as there will not be many outlets available!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Program Plan Bootcamp (Option B)

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 9am-3pm

Greenwood Building A Boardroom A

This OPTIONAL Program Plan Bootcamp will be held at Greenwood (6901 N. Charles St.) in Building A.


Join us for an hour or more! MaatenRe will be available to provide support and answer questions about building your program plans, using data, and creating meaningful Closing the Gap Action Plans. This is a great opportunity to work with your department and/or collaborate with colleagues in other schools.


Due to the size of this space, we will need to cap this bootcamp at 25 people.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Other Contact Information

Naviance Support: 1-866-337-0080 option 2 & support@naviance.com

Signup Genius Support: support@signupgenius.com

CPS email address: dhr.baltimorecountycps@maryland.gov

MHEC FAFSA Completion (MD CAPS): fafsa.mhec@maryland.gov

Schoology Group Access Codes

Elementary Counseling Curriculum: M4HSN-FCFN4

Secondary Counseling Curriculum: CFBV7-B6PCM

Threat Management: Q6RHK-WHHVC