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Counselor's Corner

Mission Statement

The RISD Guidance and Counseling Mission is to implement a comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program to promote student success through a focus on academic acheivement, prevention and intervention activities, advocacy and social/emotional and career development to meet the needs of the students and community of RISD.

The comprehensive developmental guidance and counseling program model is embedded into the RISD academic curriculum and covers these standards:

  • Self-knowledge and acceptance
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Responsible behavior
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making/problem solving
  • Motivation to achieve
  • Goal setting
  • Career planning

How Does a Student See the Counselor?

Students can see the counselor in any of the following ways:

  • Counselor Request
  • Self-referral
  • Parent referral
  • Administrative referral
  • Teacher or Staff referral
  • Referral by friend(s)

Schedule: Monday – Friday 
                  8:00am – 2:30pm

Elementary Counseling Program

Students, I am here to help YOU with…

  • Working out friendship problems
  • Setting goals
  • Working well with others
  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Adjusting to a new school
  • Improving your grades
  • Learning effective study skills
  • Planning for Middle School
  • Learning how to make decisions
  • Managing your feelings (stress, worry, anger, etc.)
  • Dealing with peer pressure and bullying
  • Anything important to you!

Parents, I am available to assist and provide YOU with...

  • Exploring ways to help your child succeed
  • Improving parent-child communications and relationships
  • Understanding the developmental changes of childhood
  • Expedite communication with teachers
  • Supply reference materials
  • Information to help understand your child’s needs
  • Referrals for community resources




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