BES School Counselors:
Deanna Whaley Ford
Welcome to the Guidance page!
The following links are so you have direct access to the counselor...all you do is click the one that refers to you, fill it out and click submit. This form is confidential and is delivered immediately to a secure email that only I have access to. You can submit these forms from any computer whether at school or home.
Student Referral Form - I NEED TO SEE A COUNSELOR!!
Parent Referral Form - MY CHILD NEED TO SEE A COUNSELOR
Teacher Referral Form - MY STUDENT NEEDS TO SEE A COUNSELOR
Getting Help With A Problem
If students have a problem related to discipline, security, personal safety or welfare, or vandalism, the student should:
1. Tell the nearest teacher or adult staff member. Tell him/her exactly what has happened to the student or what the student has observed happening to someone else. Problems of discipline, security, and personal safety are taken very seriously by the staff of Beulaville Elementary School.
2. Any person is able to file a bully report at any time. Please ask a teacher or the front office for a form to complete. Return it to a teacher or staff member and they will ensure it gets turned into the proper personnel.
3. Talk to the principal, assistant principal, or counselor right away.
4. Talk to someone who will listen and understand – perhaps a teacher, school counselor, social worker or adult mentor. It is important to talk to a trusted adult.
5. Ask to speak with a school counselor or social worker who can help students learn ways to deal with problems so that they may feel safer and more comfortable when faced with similar problems in the future.
6. In addition to alerting school personnel, a student should tell his/her parents about the problem. They will want to know.
It is important for student to know that when a report is made to the school about an incident of this nature to the school, every effort will be made to keep the information and identity confidential.
For help with personal problems which may affect a student’s school life or activities:
1. If possible, discuss the problem with parents/guardians.
2. If a student and his/her parents/guardians cannot solve the problem, there are a number of people in the school who may be able to offer additional help. The student may speak to a teacher with whom he/she feels comfortable.
3. School counselors and the social worker are trained to offer help with personal problems.
4. The assistant principal and principal will also be able to discuss the problem with the student and attempt to work on a solution. If they are unable to do so, they will seek assistance.
For help with an academic problem, the student should:
1. See the teacher who teaches the subject. Students may seek out the teachers on a personal basis. Teachers routinely work with individual students who are having academic problems. The teacher may recommend before or after school help sessions or may make a referral for additional assistance. The teacher may ask for a conference with the student and his/her parents/guardians.
2. If the teacher is unable to help the student resolve the problem to the student’s satisfaction the student should go next to their school counselor.
3. For problems that are still not resolved after the student has talked with the school counselor, the student should discuss the matter with her/her parents/guardians and with the principal or assistant principal.
4. Solving an academic problem requires the student’s help along with help from teachers and sometimes parent/guardians, school counselor and other school professionals. It is important to be persistent in seeking assistance.
For help with problems involving extracurricular activities, the student should:
1. See the advisor assigned to the activity at a time when he/she can give you his/her undivided attention. Try not to discuss the problem during the activity period itself.
2. If the activity involves athletics see the athletic director of the school.
3. If the student does not know who is assigned as advisor to the activity, the student should see an administrator.
4. If the student is unable to get help in solving the problem by doing the above, discuss the matter with parent/guardian and with the principal or assistant principal. Parents/guardians may wish to join the student in discussions with the administration.
For help with a group problem related to discipline, security, personal safety or welfare:
If a group of students feel it shares a common problem, the best way to seek assistance is for the group to send one to two representatives to the teacher, school counselor or administrator involved and present the group’s point of view on the matter. Communication between one or two people and a large group is extremely difficult and is an ineffective approach to problem-solving. The most effective approach is one that involves communication between representatives of the groups involved.
The legal guardian must be the person to enroll a student. The following documentation is necessary for enrollment:
• Birth Certificate
• Parent/Guardian Photo Identification
• Immunization Records
• Proof of Residency (i.e. a utility bill, electric bill with the parent/guardians name on it)
• Previous School Information (including the student's last report card showing placement for the upcoming school year and the school's mailing address and phone number)
• EOG or Standardized Test Scores if available
• If your student qualifies for Exceptional Children services please provide a copy of the students current IEP.
In addition, to the above there is an enrollment package that needs to be completed at the school. Once the enrollment package is complete a schedule of classes will be created for the student and you will be notified with the information.