COVID-19 has made 2020 a year full of uncertainty and change. Many students and parents have shared the adjustment struggles that have accompanied the pandemic. This years’ changes have been uncomfortable, and while the message “we are all in this together” promotes solace, not all of us feel supported or connected. If your student is struggling during these unprecedented times, please reach out for support. Community resources are available for struggling families. You can reach me directly, or you can select the resources tab at the top of the page for additional supports. These resources offer food, clothing, and counseling services. Although I am your student’s school counselor, I am here to collaborate and problem-solve with parents and guardians to support your student and to help families in need. You are not alone in this! Let us know how we can support you.
The Widefield Elementary School of the Arts Counselor strives to support and reinforce student academic and social/emotional growth while promoting and encouraging career readiness. Our mission is achieved by providing the following:
Monthly Classroom Guidance Lessons
Social/Friendship Skills Groups
Collaboration with Parents/Teachers
Middle School Transition Preparation
Available Community Resources
Demonstration and Encouragement of SOAR Expectations
I am so excited to announce that for the 2021-2022 school year WESA's school initiative will be founded on the theme, "Be a Part of the Solution." It is easy to identify problems; how can we be a part of the solution?! SOAR expectations and classroom guidance will focus on teaching students how to be a part of the solution.
Students will learn how to Be a Part of the Solution in the following ways:
I am Crystal Burns, School Social Worker. I work with students, parents, teachers, administration, and stakeholders in promoting academic, emotional, and behavioral success. Consult with school personnel in relation to student’s learning, behavior, and environment to help create positive classroom and educational culture. I consult with teachers to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students. Provide direct service through individual, small group, and whole class contacts across educational settings. Assist in development of individual education plans, and monitor students’ progress toward identified goals and program effectiveness. Provide written documentation and data maintained to support effective interventions. Assist in the effective academic and social performance of students through appropriate programming recommendations.
Functional Behavioral Assessments & Behavior intervention and support plans