After many stops and starts, we seem to finally be facing our return to in-person learning. As long awaited and exciting as this is, we recognize it might also come with some feelings of confusion. Students, especially, may find themselves facing mixed emotions when they get to come back to their school, a familiar setting, but with unfamiliar changes due to social distancing. Not to worry! As always, we are here and we’ll all work together to adapt to new changes. But if it helps, we put together a short video to help kids feel more comfortable about what to expect when they finally walk back into the school. We look forward to seeing you soon!
For those of you who saw our pop quiz question yesterday, here’s the answer…
Historically, we were called “guidance” counselors, but our roles have shifted and changed over the last 20-30 years. “School” counselor is a much more appropriate and updated name for the many ways we help support students, their families, and our school community. If you ever hear someone refer to us (or any school counselor) using the dreaded “g” word, kindly inform them that Ms. Ozmore and Mrs. Shala say it’s “SCHOOL counselor!”
Good morning TES families!
In honor of National School Counseling Week, can you answer the following question? Are we supposed to be called guidance counselors or school counselors? Check back tomorrow for the answer!
Schools across the country are celebrating National School Counseling Week this week. The theme this year is “School Counselors: All In for All Students.” The goal of NSCW is to focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February. We love being school counselors and getting to work with Tuckahoe students every day! Technology is great in that we still get to have contact with our students. But we’re excited for the day when we all get to be together again in the Tuckahoe halls and classrooms. For now we’ll say we miss you and we love you and we invite you to join us in celebrating this week!
It’s time for GKC, The Great Kindness Challenge!!! Next week, we will be recognizing the GKC along with other HCPS schools and schools/organizations across the country. Check out the flier for fun things to do each day and a school Valentines project for some special Henrico County citizens. Have a great KIND of week!