School Counseling

Greetings FES Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a fabulous summer full of recreation and rest! It is great to see the students settling into their new classrooms and routines.  I will be starting classroom counseling lessons the week of September 17th in the classroom K, 1 and 2. Third grade and fourth grades will start the week of September 24th.  Be sure to ask your student about the topics covered. Lessons will run until the beginning of June I am looking forward to an exciting new year with all the amazing FES students.  

Elementary school counselors help to support FES students academically, socially, and behaviorally in collaboration with school staff, families, and the community. Navigating the school year can bring about challenges at many levels, and we’re available to students and families for a variety of issues. I welcome you to reach out at any point with your concerns whether they be at home or school.

Throughout the school year I will be:
* Teaching classroom counseling lessons in all classes K-4 using:

Second  Step https://

www.cfchildren.org/wp-content/uploads/programs/docs/k-5-self-regulation-skills.pdf

Zones of Regulation

http://www.zonesofregulation.com/learn-more-about-the-zones.html

Mind Up https://mindup.org/mindup-for-schools/

*Facilitating small group counseling using:

Social Thinking Curriculum    https://www.socialthinking.com/

Variety of topic related children’s books

 Short-term individual counseling using child centered approach

*Case Managing 504 plans and participating in IEP meetings

*  Providing information and resources for parents and teachers

I look forward to working with and meeting all of the new students and families of FES! Communication with parents and families is very important , and I encourage you to contact me  any time by calling 547-2976 or emailing jswasey@conval.edu.   Please see my schedule below:

Monday FES /HES Rotating, Tuesday  FES, Wednesday GES, Thursday  HES, Friday GES

Warmly,

Jennifer Swasey

School Counselor