Appointment to See the Counselor Handout


One of my goals for last school year was to have 100% of middle school students report that they know how to set up an appointment with the school counselor on their end-of-year evaluation surveys {read my data collection post for more on that}. I am happy to say that I met that goal, and I think I owe most of that success to the handout I will share with you today.


At the beginning of last year, I went into all middle school classes to introduce myself to new students, remind everybody where my office is located, and give them a handout explaining how to see me. We talked through the handout as a group, and I answered any questions they had {see handout below}.

This is also when I had them complete my Beginning of the Year Middle School Check-In Google Survey.


 

The second purpose of this handout was to differentiate between an emergency situation and a problem that can wait {since I am the only counselor at my school, it is important they know the difference!} I explained that non-emergencies are still important, but they are problems that can wait until I finish meeting with a student or finish a lesson in the classroom. Emergencies are problems that I should drop everything for, including a session with another student or a meeting with the principal. Of course if I am free, I see a student when he or she comes to see me, but as you all know, that is unfortunately not always the case 🙂


I hope you all find this form to be helpful! I am currently working on a version for my lower school students, so I will share that when it’s complete!


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