Guidance
Contact:
Kim Burdett Phone Icon 770-651-5332 Email Icon Email
  Jihad Pratt Phone Icon 770-651-5335 Email Icon Email

Fairplay Counselors

 

 

 

FMS Counseling and Guidance Department

2016-2017

 

As your child’s school counselors, we work tirelessly to meet the needs of all students by providing a comprehensive school counseling program. We see students through classroom guidance, small groups, and as individuals. School counselors provide valuable assistance to students and must adhere to strict ethical and legal standards.

 

One of the most important aspects of school counseling is confidentiality. Information a student shares with a counselor must not be shared. This is done to gain trust and in turn provide the most successful path in assisting that student.

 

There are several instances when a counselor is mandated to break confidentiality. These exceptions include when child abuse or neglect is suspected, danger to self or others, court or legal proceedings, and drug or alcohol abuse.

 

 

ATTENDANCE MATTERS!

 

Regular attendance is one of the most influential factors in a child’s success in school. Children miss valuable information when they aren’t present in school, so attendance is a must.

 

Students are encouraged to attend school every day with no more than 5 absences per year. Please be aware that students with 6 or more absences per school year affect Fairplay's CCRPI score.   

 

Here are a few helpful hints:

 

·         Tell your child the importance of attending school every day.

 

·         Avoid scheduling appointments or family trips during school hours.

 

·         Make sure your child gets plenty of rest each night so they feel awake and alert during the school day.

 

·         Be a good role model!

 

We welcome your support!

 

KINDNESS COUNTS

 

IF life can be so hard at times, why do we occasionally make things difficult for one another? Students don’t have to be friends with everyone, but they can still show respect.                          

Each day presents itself with many opportunities to share kindness!!!