Canfield’s counselors, Ms. Monaghan 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.
Starting the 2015-16 school year, students in every grade will be assigned a counselor by the first letter of their last name. Grades 6, 7, 8, A-L: Ms. Monaghan; Grades 6, 7, 8, M-Z: Mrs. Sales.
Here is a sampling of their 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.