Welcome to the School Guidance page for
Webster Elementary School!
Webster Elementary's school-based counseling program seeks to provide short-term services to help students become more effectively engaged in their education and socialization within our school community. Some of the services we provide are:
♥ 6th Grade Preview- Held each spring for 5th grade students. Coordinated in conjunction with the counseling staff at South Sumter Middle School.
♥ Academic Referrals for: Response to Intervention (RTI/MTSS) and Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services, including the initiation and re-evaluation of 504 plans and gifted screening for qualifying students.
♥ Career Day- Held each fall. Local business and community partners provide presentations to our students about the skills needed to perform a variety of jobs. This aligns to our district STEAM and AVID initiatives, enabling students to learn about college, careers, and much, much more!
♥ Character Education on topics, including: alcohol and drug awareness, bullying prevention, "Stranger Danger," responsibility, citizenship, compassion, trustworthiness, kindness, caring, fairness and perseverance. The "Student of the Month" for each classroom is recognized at an assembly each month and a group picture is submitted to our local newspaper.
♥ Family Assistance for those who find themselves homeless, displaced, or in transition.
♥ Holiday Help programs, such as: Angel Tree, Christmas Extravaganza, Jingle Jam, Turkeys from Heaven, and Kids, Cops & Christmas.
♥ Individual and small group counseling for students needing help with: anger management, bereavement, conflict resolution, self-esteem, social skills, stress management, and study skills.
♥ Mentoring- School staff "checks in" with students weekly to establish relationships built on trust and caring. Discussions are centered around academic goals and personal development. Referrals are also made to outside agencies, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, for interested participants.
♥ School-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program which rewards students for demonstrating our school's S.H.I.N.E.S. expectations. Students can earn "Sunshine Dollars" at school, on the bus, and at after-hours school events to spend in our "Sunshine Store" the 1st Friday of every month.
♥ Referrals for outside mental health/behavioral counseling- Lake Sumter Children's Advocacy Center (CAC), Life Stream's Children's Clinical On-site Counseling (CCOS) or, the Children's Bereavement Program through Cornerstone Hospice.
♥ Referrals for other interventions, such as: the school-based Threat Assessment Team (TAT), Life Stream's Community Action Team (CAT) and/or psychologial consultations/evaluations with a district Psychologist.
♥ Testing and ESOL services for English Language Learners- (WIDA 2.0 assessment)
We hope your child benefits from the services that we offer. I look forward to a great school year with you!