Student Services

Mission: To provide all students with support services which gives them an opportunity to gain an understanding of self and others in a changing society, and to participate in educational and career planning environment that is safe, caring, and encouraging.

“You can do it,

It maybe hard,

It may take time,

But stick with it

And You’ll be fine.”

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School Counselors

Kayla Salvati, grades 10-12, last names A-D

Michelle Pinho, grade 9th all; grades 10-12, last names E-F

Anita Cardona, grades 10-12, last names G-Q

Melissa Anelli, grades 10-12; last names R-Z

School Psychologist

Sara Morgatto, Ed.D

School Social Workers

Emily Corbett

Karen Studley

School Counseling is comprised of four areas of focus.

Individual Planning - Individual planning consists of activities and conversations that focus on assisting each student in developing, analyzing, and evaluating his or her education, career, and personal goals and plans.

Responsive Services - Responsive services consists of strategies and interventions that school counselors use to address student problems which are preventing student success in academic, career, and personal/social development. School counselors identify barriers to academic success and acknowledge the challenges that students face on a daily basis. They work with students to remove these barriers and challenges through counseling, consultation, crisis intervention as appropriate and referrals as needed.

Curriculum - Curriculum is the means by which school counselors promote the healthy development and growth of all students. The curriculum provides developmental and sequential lessons and activities in classroom and/or group settings, which address student development in academic, career and personal/social domains. The School Counseling Program follows the Student Success Plan mandate by State of CT and National Standards for Comprehensive School Counseling Programs.

Collaboration - Collaboration focuses on services to students through consulting with teachers, school administrators, parents, and outside providers & agencies regarding student needs. Collaboration also includes leadership to school- and district-based committees on student needs and resources.

Student Success Plans?

Student Success Plans (SSPs) are individualized plans that are student driven and support student growth in three areas of development:

Academic College/Career Social/Emotional

The purpose is to help students learn more about themselves, their strengths, and areas of interest . Students can set and monitor personal goals related to their own future planning.

Who is responsible for the SSPs?

SSPs are a school-wide endeavor. Each year, students will work on a piece of their SSP independently, through classes, in Advisory, and with the School Counselors. Students will document SSP work in an electronic portfolio. Documentation may include:

Journal reflections

Projects

Assessments

Surveys

Essays

Portfolios will be housed electronically in Naviance.

School Counseling tasks for SSPs

Grade 9:

Goal-Setting

Understanding School Environment

“Learning Style Inventory”

“Career Interest Inventory”

Course Plan for Graduation

Study Skills

Individual Planning

Grade 10:

Goal-Setting & Review

“Game Plan”

“Do What You Are”

Resume

Course Plan for Graduation

Individual Planning

Grade 11:

Goal-Setting & Review

Resume updates & Mock Interviews

College Search

Course Plan for Graduation

Individual Planning

Grade 12:

Goal-Setting & Review

Graduation Requirement Review

Post-Secondary Planning with School Counselor

Responsible Decision Making

Senior Graduation Survey

Individual Planning


Important Links

Upcoming Events - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1m29kkrWLCy...

Changing Classes Procedures/Policy - https://sites.google.com/seymourschools.org/seymou...

Class Rank/Grade Point Average/Quality Point Average - https://sites.google.com/seymourschools.org/seymou...

Credit Requirements for Graduation - https://sites.google.com/seymourschools.org/seymou...

Transcripts - https://sites.google.com/seymourschools.org/seymou...

Transferring From School - https://sites.google.com/seymourschools.org/seymou...

Withdrawal From School - https://sites.google.com/seymourschools.org/seymou...

Homebound Instruction - https://sites.google.com/seymourschools.org/seymou...


College Application

Common App http://www.commonapp.org

College Testing:

ACT:http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-ser...

SAT & AP:https://www.collegeboard.org/


Financial Aid:

Federal Aid/ FAFSA: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

CSS Profile: https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid...

Military: http://www.military.com/join-armed-forces

Naviance: https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/...

NCAA: http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future

Scholarship Searches:

Fast Web: https://www.fastweb.com/

Naviance: https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/...

Merit Aid: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/

Virtual High School: http://vhslearning.org/


School Social Work Links

Community Support Agencies

CT Department of Children and Families- http://www.ct.gov/dcf/site/default.asp

Planned Parenthood- lhttps://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parentho...

TEAM- /http://teaminc.org/

CT Rape Crisis Center- http://www.rapecrisiscenterofmilford.org/

True Colors, Inc.- https://www.ourtruecolors.org/

CT Department of Social Services - http://www.ct.gov/dss/site/default.asp

CT 211/ Crisis Services-https://www.211ct.org/

Center for Grief Counseling-The Cove- http://www.covect.org/http://www.covect.org/

SNAP CT Nutrition/Food Help-http://govthub.com/connecticut-benefits-guide.aspx...

Nurturing Families (Teen Pregnancy Support)- /http://www.familyct.org/programs/nurturing-familie...


Local Community Counseling Agencies -
https://docs.google.com/a/seymourschools.org/docum...


Community Support Agencies

CT Department of Children and Families- http://www.ct.gov/dcf/site/default.asp

Planned Parenthood- lhttps://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parentho...

TEAM- /http://teaminc.org/

CT Rape Crisis Center- http://www.rapecrisiscenterofmilford.org/

True Colors, Inc.- https://www.ourtruecolors.org/

CT Department of Social Services - http://www.ct.gov/dss/site/default.asp

CT 211/ Crisis Services-https://www.211ct.org/

Center for Grief Counseling-The Cove- http://www.covect.org/http://www.covect.org/

SNAP CT Nutrition/Food Help-http://govthub.com/connecticut-benefits-guide.aspx...

Nurturing Families (Teen Pregnancy Support)- /http://www.familyct.org/programs/nurturing-familie...