Helping students be the best that they can be!


Hi,
My name is Roy Jones and I am the School Counselor for Cork Elementary.  It is my priviledge to offer assistance to any student in the school for the purpose of helping them reach their full potential academically, emotionally and socially.  Below is a list of the services I offer and how you can access them.
 




Individual Counseling

 
I am available to assist students with a variety of educational and personal concerns.  The purpose of this service is to help the student resolve or deal with concerns that affect their school performance.

 

The counselor can help students:

·         To identify, clarify and deal with their personal concerns

·         To make appropriate plans of action or clarify choices

·         To develop organization or other skills needed for success


How do we get started ???

 

1.     A student can request to see the counselor by asking their teacher or the counselor directly.  Parents will be notified when the child is working with the counselor if they see him more than once concerning any single issue.

 

2.     A parent can request that the counselor work with their child by contacting the counselor or classroom teacher via note, phone call, e-mail or in person.

 

3.     A teacher can request that the counselor see a student by submitting a referral form.  In this event, the teacher or counselor will notify the parent if the student is seen by the counselor more than once concerning any single issue.

Note: If a student is referred to the Counselor other than by a parent, a parent notification letter will be sent home by the counselor for the parent or guardian to sign and return.


Counselor Consultation

 

Helping each child develop to their fullest potential is only possible when we all work together.  For this reason, the counselor consults with parents and teachers to help plan appropriate activities and services for each student.

 

These consultations can be in the form of:

 

·         Parent/Teacher/Counselor conferences

·         Phone conferences

·         Private one-on-one conferences

 

Often these conferences are scheduled directly before or after school or during the school day.  However, they can be scheduled at your convenience.

 

How can I schedule a conference???

 

1.    Contact the teacher or school office.

2.    Contact the counselor directly.

(by phone, letter, E-mail or in person)



Referral Services

 

The counselor often serves as a resource for information about public and private programs and services available to families or students through outside agencies.

 

Referrals include:

 

·         Private and public counseling services

·         Community or governmental agencies and services

·         Special issues and needs groups

·         (chemical dependency, loss/grief, anger, add/adhd, emotional functioning, parent support, etc.)

·         Professional organizations and businesses

 

Anyone interested in or in need of this information should contact the school counselor.

 
School Wide Steps for Dealing With Bullies


Below are the school-wide steps that we are teaching the students to use to deal with bully situations this school year.   I ask that all parents review these with their children and talk about bullying with them.  We want Cork Elementary to be a safe place where all children have the best opportunity to learn and grow as people, friends and citizens.   Your help and support will go along way to making this initiative a success.

Dealing with a bully?

 

If another person is bothering you

   First time- Politely say...“Please stop ____________. 

    Second time- Politely say…
              “What you are doing is wrong. 
              “Please stop ________.
              “I will get adult help if you do not stop.”

 

 Third time-Goto the adult in charge. 

            Tell them what is going on and how you have tried to
            solve it.

 

If you are a bystander

Standbeside the person being picked on. Politely
           tell the bully to stop.

Tellthe bully that what they are doing is wrong.

Gowith the person to the adult in charge.

  

If there is any violence, immediately go tell an adult!

 
Counseling Schedule
    Austinburg - Thursdays
    Cork - Tuesdays
   


   Contact information:

   Email:
Roy.Jones@Genevaschools.org

   Phone:
466-4831 Ext. 6111 - Austinburg 
466-4831 Ext. 5505 - Cork
 
 
Counselor Referral Forms

If you would like to refer a student for counseling services please select the appropriate form, print it, fill it out, and send it to school-Att: Mr. Jones.
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