We welcome the opportunity to meet with parents/guardians of our students to discuss any concerns you may have, or to help answer questions. Given that our schedules can be a bit unpredictable at times, we do require that you schedule a time to meet with us. Please contact your student’s counselor directly (via telephone or email) to schedule an appointment.
Chinook currently has 3 full-time counselors who work with an alphabetical caseload distribution, rather than working from a grade-level system. This not only helps us to manage our increasing enrollment, but it also allows our counselors to establish long-lasting relationships with families and to work with them throughout their students’ middle school education.
How a school counselor can help your student
- Progress Report
- Goal Setting
- Small Group Activities
- Grief Support
- Friendship Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Classroom Presentations
Professional school counselors are advocates, leaders, collaborators, and consultants. We support:
- Your right to be treated with respect as a unique human being.
- Your educational, academic, career, personal, and social needs.
- The maximum development of every student.
- Your access to counseling services without prejudice as to personal character, belief or practice.
- Your right to self-direction and self-development
- Your right of choice and responsibility for decisions reached.
- Your right to privacy and our compliance to laws and ethical standards related to confidentiality.
- We abide by the American School Counselor Association Ethical Standards for School Counselors, 2010.
As professional school counselors, we will always work to maintain the confidentiality of the students with whom we work on a daily basis. There are exceptions required by state or federal law to our limits of confidentiality, however, including but not limited to the following scenarios: if the student presents danger to him or herself, if the student presents danger to others, if the student has been abused by others, or if required to do so by court order. As school counselors, we are bound by state and federal law to release information in various situations, and we will do so to protect our students and to remain legally compliant and ethical in our professional duties.