Did you know that this week is also National School Counseling Week? Sponsored by the American Counseling Association (ASCA), National School Counseling Week will be celebrated between now and Feb. 7th, 2020. By honoring school counselors across the state and nation, we will highlight the impact school counselors can have in helping our kids achieve school success and how parents can connect with their child’s school counselor. School counselors are important members of the education team as they help students achieve their academic goals and foster positive social and emotional development.

To ensure your child has a successful school year, here are some tips on connecting with your child’s school counselor:

  • Understand your child’s school counselor’s job responsibilities.
  • Meet with the school counselor at least three times a year to discuss your child’s challenges or any concerns you may have.
  • Ask the school counselor about your child’s connection with school and peers and see if there are any concerns.
  • Coordinate with the school counselor and discuss resources that are available to help your child overcome any challenges that could impact their academic achievement and social/emotional development.
Wanna deep dive? Here are some links with more information on school counselors!

Connecting with school counselors – https://www.schoolcounselor.org/parents-public/back-to-school-tips

Role of the school counselor – https://www.schoolcounselor.org/administrators/role-of-the-school-counselor.aspx

National School Counseling Week Toolkit – https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/NSCW/NSCWPromoToolkit2020.pdf

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