Counselors' Corner
Haven Fox, Grades K-2
Nancy Spence, Grades 3-5
Our Counseling mission is to guide students towards developing a positive self-concept as life-long learners and communicators. Through lessons, activities, and discussion, they will grow in their ability to problem-solve, to value diversity, and to view their inner and outer world through the lens of compassion and creativity.

Finally, our intent is for our IB scholars to stop, breathe, and enjoy success, but also to “fail effectively” by embracing mistakes as a means of growth.
Welcome back to distance learning! We realize this is an opportunity to learn and grow in new ways. But, we also recognize that there can be added stressors. We are here to provide that social/emotional support for you and your children.

Please look through our updated counseling webpages (below). There, you will find our lesson plans, distance video lessons, lunch bunch sign- ups, SEL Fun Brain Breaks, important forms, updates about parent book groups, community resources, parenting resources, and our speaker series.

This website is a work in progress and keeps growing. So, we will let you know as new information pops up.
Long Distance Physical Safety Reminder Check List:
We are now working many creative angles to meet our families' needs, whether it is trying to work while helping our children with school or forming small pods where one parent is the learning coach for a sequestered group.

We may be taking care of our extended family or very close friends under conditions that may be more than a few hours at a time and a bit more distracting. Please take a moment to check over this safety inventory, especially if your child is being watched by someone else or if you are watching other children.

It may simply be a helpful list to start a crucial conversation with someone who is responsible for your child or a nice way to double check that you have things safely placed or locked where needed.

Remember, take care of yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed, reach out to those who love and care for you.

Safety Check-list and Questions:

  • Keep numbers for emergency response such as Poison Center, Crisis Line, & Doctor next to phone.
  • Teach your children their address and how to dial 911.
  • Store medicine, nicotine vials, alcohol, and other unsafe products out of reach or in a locked cabinet.
  • Store guns unloaded & locked (keep ammunition separated from guns).
  • Check smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, & place extinguishers strategically.
  • Have a Fire Escape Plan with two exit routes & choose a meeting place.
  • If you have a pool, is it fenced in & does it have gate locks?
  • If the pool can be accessed through a door to the house, do you have a door alarm installed?
  • Check swing sets and outdoor equipment (free of splinters, rust, and sharp edges).
  • Keep lighters/matches up high.
  • Is your pet (especially dog) safe to be around children without supervision?