Leesylvania Elementary School

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  • Mr. Dickens & Mrs. Taylor - Counseling Department

    COUNSELING DEPARTMENT TEAM

    James Dickens
                Professional School Counselor
                                               Grades 1,2, and 4                                    
    Leesylvania Elementary School
    dickenJE@pwcs.edu


    Ellen Maclin
    Professional School Counselor
    Grades K,3, and 5
    Leesylvania Elementary School
    maclinER@pwcs.edu

    Office Hours
    9:00-9:30 am
    Monday-Friday

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    2020-2021
    School Counseling Weekly Calendar for Distance Learning

    Time

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    9:00-9:30

    Office Hours

    Parent/Student/Teacher Zoom Conferences

    Office Hours

    Parent/Student Phone or Zoom Conferences

    Office Hours

    Parent/Student Phone or Zoom Conferences

    Office Hours

    Parent/Student Phone or Zoom Conferences

    Office Hours

    Parent/Student Phone or Zoom Conferences

    9:30-10:15

    Program Planning and School Support

    Program Planning and School Support

    Program Planning and School Support

    Program Planning and School Support

    Program Planning and School Support

    10:15-10:45

    Program Planning and School Support

     

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

     

    10:45-11:30

     

     

    Program Planning and School Support

    Program Planning and School Support

     

     

    Program Planning and School Support

     

     

    Program Planning and School Support

     

     

    Program Planning and School Support

     

    11:30-12:00

    STUDENT AND FAMILY CHECK-INS

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STUDENT SERVICES

    Small Groups and Individual Counseling

    Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    12:00-1:00

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    LUNCH

    1:00-1:45

    Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences

    Program Planning and School Support

     

    Program Planning and School Support

     

    Program Planning and School Support

     

    Program Planning and School Support

     

    1:45-2:30

    Program Planning and School Support

     

    *Crisis Response – report suspected abuse to CPS, inform and consult administrators and school-based mental health team, documentation

     

    *Crisis Response – report suspected abuse to CPS, inform and consult administrators and school-based mental health team, documentation

     

     

    *Crisis Response – report suspected abuse to CPS, inform and consult administrators and school-based mental health team, documentation

     

     

    *Crisis Response – report suspected abuse to CPS, inform and consult administrators and school-based mental health team, documentation

     

    2:30-3:45

    Program Planning and School Support

     

     

     

     

     

     

    DIRECT STYDEBT SERVICES

    *Small Groups and Individual Counseling

     

    *Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

     

    DIRECT STYDEBT SERVICES

    *Small Groups and Individual Counseling

     

    *Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STYDEBT SERVICES

    *Small Groups and Individual Counseling

     

    *Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     

    DIRECT STYDEBT SERVICES

    *Small Groups and Individual Counseling

     

    *Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons

     




               Mission Statement

    To provide a safe and positive learning environment for students to achieve academic success.  Students will be encouraged to demonstrate respect, accountability, and exhibit good citizenship qualities.  A nurturing environment creates a productive, successful and safe school community.


     Vision

    The counseling department here at Leesylvania believes in providing a nurturing, safe and fair school environment for all students.  We believe in helping students understand the importance of having strong competencies in the academic, career, personal and social areas of their lives.  We also believe that all students deserve a world class education.


    Beliefs and Philosophy Statement
        

    The professional school counselors serving Leesylvania Elementary School believe:  

    • All students can achieve and deserve equitable access to resources and a rigorous curriculum.
    • The dignity, culture, and social/emotional needs of every student is to be respected and valued.
    • The school counselors will use data to continuously improve the school counseling program and to deliver services.
    • The school counselors will plan and manage a comprehensive counseling program.
    • The school counselors will advocate for the entire community of learners.
    • The school counselors will collaborate with families, staff, and community resources to address student developmental needs, primary prevention, and continuous student achievement.
    • The Leesylvania Counseling Advisory Committee (school counselors in collaboration with staff, families, and students) will annually audit and evaluate the counseling program (using the ASCA Program Audit), in order to provide quality service.
    • The school counselors will abide by ASCA’s professional school counseling standards and ethics. 






    K-12 Counseling Program


    The comprehensive Prince William County Schools counseling program (K-12) is an essential and effective educational framework that will enable all students in our diverse population to acquire personal/social, career, and academic competencies necessary to function and to contribute as productive citizens in a changing society.

    The Goal Of A Comprehensive School Counseling Program

    The ultimate goal of a Comprehensive School Counseling Program is to complement and support the state Standards of Learning to ensure that all students in Pre-K through grade 12 receive support in academic, career, and personal/social development. The Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) Comprehensive School Counseling Program is a collaborative effort with parents, teachers, administrators, and other school and community members to foster, promote, and improve student success and achievement in our schools. In conjunction with the Office of Student Services, each Prince William County Public School shall establish a Comprehensive School Counseling Program which is based on the Virginia Department of Education Standards for School Counseling Programs (PDF) in Virginia Public Schools and the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model (PDF.)

    PWCS School Counseling Standards

    The Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools reflect the progression of the student’s growth throughout the Pre-K through grade 12 school experience, and are organized by grade level and comprised of the following three domains:

    A. Academic Domain

     

    Includes academic counseling, which assists students and their parents in acquiring knowledge of the curriculum choices available to students, planning a program of studies, arranging and interpreting academic testing, and seeking post-secondary academic opportunities. This domain also focuses on achieving goals and assisting students in understanding the relationship of academics to the world of work, and to life at home and in the community.

    B. Career Domain

     

    Includes career counseling, which helps students acquire information and take actions relative to work, jobs, apprenticeships, and post-secondary educational and career opportunities.

    C. Social-Emotional 

     

    Includes personal/social counseling, which assists students to develop an understanding of themselves, the rights and needs of others, and to resolve conflict and define individual goals reflecting their interests, abilities, and aptitudes. Students are also assisted in understanding and acquiring personal safety skills. Such counseling may be provided either in (i) groups in which generic issues of social development are addressed, or (ii) through structured individual or small group multi-session counseling which focuses on the special concerns of the participant.


    Learn More

    Elementary Program
    Secondary Program

     


    Parental Notification



    K-12 SCHOOL COUNSELING SERVICES

    Parental Notification per Regulation 651-1

    Student Participation

    Comprehensive School Counseling Program is designed to meet the needs of all students and to be inclusive, preventive, and developmental in nature. Parents may opt-out their child(ren) from personal/social counseling to which they object.

    Parents have the option to withdraw their child(ren) from the personal/social portion of the Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling Program by obtaining an opt-out form from the school counseling office or by printing the opt-out form (Regulation 651-1, Attachment I) and returning it to the school counselor.This request should be appropriately filed in the student's educational record, and school counseling staff should be advised of student non-participation.

    Opt-out request shall not transfer from school to school. Parents must initiate an opt-out request form each time a student changes schools.

    The opt-out provision excludes short duration personal/social counseling which is needed to maintain order, discipline or a productive learning environment. In such situations, affirmative parental consent is not required.

    Requirements And Procedures

     

    Parents shall receive annual notification about their student's Comprehensive School Guidance Counseling Program which will include the information regarding the following:

    1. Purpose and description of the Comprehensive School Guidance and Counseling Program,
    2. Student p