Canfield’s counselors, Mrs. Hook and Mrs. Sales, are available every day to assist students, parents, and school staff in a variety of ways. The counselors’ doors are always open. You may reach the counselors by phone or email, but email often is the quickest way to receive a response.Students in every grade will be assigned a counselor by the first letter of their last name. Grades 6, 7, 8, A-L: Mrs. Hook; Grades 6, 7, 8, M-Z: Mrs. Sales.
Here is a sampling of the counselors' activities on a typical day:
- Assisting with personal issues individually and in groups: grief/loss of a loved one, parent-child conflict, friendship conflict, student-teacher conflict, depression, anger, self-injurious behaviors, and divorce.
- Making referrals to community resources: private counseling, Kootenai Behavioral Health, Child Protective Services, domestic violence assistance, and law enforcement.
- Support in academic areas: scheduling classes for individual needs, transitioning students to alternative programs, parent-teacher conferences, registration of new students, conferencing with students who are failing, and attendance concerns.
- Teaching 6th Grade Exploratory as a way to be introduced to each of our 6th grade students. Topics covered include Bullying Prevention and Substance Abuse Prevention.
Tips for Success at Canfield:
- Use Homework House, 7:00-7:45 am, Tuesday through Thursday, and 2:40-4:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday.
- Provide a quiet place for homework.
- Set aside a designated homework time.
- Make a nightly inspection of student agenda (assignment notebook).
- Encourage your student to maintain a neat, organized 3-ring binder for each subject area.
- Make sure your child is at school and on time daily.
- Encourage your student to seek extra help when needed.
- Review all progress reports (via Skyward) and report cards with student.
- Maintain close contact with teachers.