Student Support Services News
First and foremost, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our brand new school psychologist, Gina Fleming who joins us this year from private practice. Her office hours are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays until noon at Wamogo High School.
Addressing the mental health needs of students and their families in our district is a top priority for the student support services team in Region
6. Each year, we continue to develop programs and counseling initiatives which promote healthy choices and positive problem solving to all that we serve.
This year, the school social workers and psychologists plan to further our engagement with students by opening up dialogue about the issues facing adolescents today; whether this be about drug and alcohol abuse, dating violence, bullying, peer pressure, body image, or planning for ones future. As we proceed into the school year, our goal is to foster these conversations by collaborating with our student population, parents, teachers, school administrators, and community resources, to embed these topics within the academic environment. By enabling meaningful participation of our students in these discussions, we can continue to build upon making Wamogo a safe environment for all to grow and learn.
Our job is to ensure the safety and well-being of all those who attend Wamogo. Counseling is available to all students and we encourage those who may need support or know someone who may need support, to contact one of the mental health team members or a trusted adult in the building who can bring it to our attention.
Per the State of Connecticut and the code of ethical responsibilities of our mental health staff, we are mandated to investigate any and all incidents in school in which statements are made that threaten self-harm, harm to others, or disclose abuse and neglect. No matter who refers this information to us, all will be followed up with a risk assessment and the potential for referral to outside therapeutic or emergency services. Any and all incidents of this nature will warrant parent notification.
For any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to connect with one of us.
You can contact us via email:
Mr. Bagley -
Mrs. Fleming - Gfleming@rsd6.
Mrs. Baker - Lbaker@rsd6.
School Phone Number: 860.567.7410
Thank you and have a great year!