Would you like to speak to a McCombs School Counselor?
Please click on the button or scan the QR code to schedule a time to meet with your counselor. For students and teachers, Ms. Conforti or Ms. Stuhr will contact you using your school email. Parents and guardians can also use this to contact the counselors and we’ll respond to the email address listed in Infinite Campus.
How do I know to refer myself or my student?
Ways to refer:
- A child may refer themselves.
- A teacher may refer a student.
- A parent may refer his/her child.
- A staff person on campus can refer a student.
- Call the school counselor to set up an appointment
- Send a note or an email to the counselor requesting contact
- You have concerns with your child's attitude toward school.
- You have concerns with your child's academic growth.
- You have concerns with your child's relationships with peers at school.
- You have concerns with your child's personal development.
- You have concerns with your child's reactions to changes within the family that may be effecting his/her learning at school.
- Provides students with more one on one help, support, and intervention
- Increases specificity of interventions and supports and tailors them to the student
- Increases privacy for the student
- Removes the student from the situation or circumstance to discuss solutions to it
- Reduces anxiety and pressure on student
- Provides the student with the full attention of an adult
- Makes student feel secure
- Allows an adult to give a student undivided attention
- Frees the teacher up to continue teaching the rest of the class without having to stop to speak or counsel a student in the hall or away from the class
- When students are over emotional and cannot calm down in an appropriate and brief amount of time
- When a student’s needs are greater than those the teacher can provide in the classroom setting
- When a student requires more support and attention to address or solve a problem, issues, etc
- When students need more specific and individualized help, solutions, and plans to address issues
- When a student needs more privacy than a teacher can provide in the classroom
- Counselor referrals may be planned or spontaneous
- For planned referrals, have the student set up a day or days and times to meet with the counselor ahead of time and provide the student with reminder.
- For spontaneous referrals where an incident happens and the student unexpectedly requires counselor support, send the student down to the counselor with a note briefly explaining what happened, or send the student down and call and explain to the counselor the issue.
- You may walk the student down or send another student to walk down with the student to the counselor
- The counselor may also come to the room to retrieve the student