I can't believe that this will be our last year in Hilltop, but am so excited about what is in our future. This year I will be focusing on transitions. My goal is to have each grade level become pen pals with a student from Central on Vine. Throughout the year, we will write, video chat, and hopefully be able to come together to share our excitement about coming together as one!
Some of the topics grades 3-5 will be focusing on are: Growth Mindset, Conflict Resolution, Test taking, and Reputation/Character. Grades K-2 will be focusing on the Zones of Regulation, Size of the Problem and I-Messages Statements.
The general rules of confidentiality for counselors are very different from those of teachers. Confidentiality is important to maintain a trusting relationship with students. Students are told that what they tell Mrs. Blair will stay in her office unless one of the three things occur:
- Someone is hurting you.
- You want to hurt someone.
- You want to hurt yourself.
Only then will Mrs. Blair tell someone to make sure they are safe and healthy. Information is never disclosed to other staff members, parents, or students unless permission is granted. If a student discloses information deemed crucial to a child's safety or well-being, the student is informed that his/her parents must be notified. The exception to the general rules is if information is court mandated.
Feel free to contact me at any time.
Or just come into the front office and if I am available, I will meet
What Does a Counselor Do?
As a School Counselor, I perform the following roles in order to promote positive development in academic, career, and personal/social domains:
- Individual counseling
- Small group counseling
- Classroom guidance (i.e. Large group counseling)
- Attend and participate in academic intervention meetings
- Organize and administer building testing
- Observe students in various school environments
- Consult and collaborate with parents, teachers, administrators, social workers, and students
- Respond to school crises or emergency situations
- Provide information and resources to parents on a variety of issues
How can a student see the counselor?