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FAQ's

What is the role of the counselor?

Counselors act as the student advocate in a variety of ways.  They provide individual and group counseling, facilitate guidance lessons in the classroom, act as a communication liaison between home and school, consult with teachers, students, and parents.  Counselors also help resolve scheduling conflicts.


When and why does a student see a school counselor?

Counselors are here to assist students with personal/adult, academic, and career needs.  Generally, students ask their teachers for a pass to schedule an appointment or stop by the guidance office before school starts to make an appointment.


Where is the counseling department?

The counseling department is located in the main lobby next to the main office.  Please check in with Mrs. Mezzo, guidance secretary, who will let you know if the counselor is available.


When does my child get his/her schedule? 

In mid to late August, students receive notification of their period one/homeroom class.  On the first day of school, students report to this class and will receive their schedules.  Period one teachers will be available to answer any questions regarding their schedules.  Teachers will send students to a guidance counselor if there are any scheduling conflicts.


How are students placed in classes?

Schedules are randomly generated by the computer.  We are always interested in learning about your child, but we do not take specific teacher requests.

What is Student Assistant Team?

The Student Assistance Team (SAT) is an early intervention process for academic or emotionally at-risk students.  The purpose of the team is to influence student change in a positive direction by identifying strengths and implementing strategies that promote group involvement and healthy connections to others.
 


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24 School Road     Weston, Connecticut 06883
Phone: 203-221-6550     Fax: 203-221-1253
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