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Student Services

 

School Counseling Department:

Image of School Counselors at SVMS can help students with many issues.

Patricia Linkous (6th Grade) patricialinkous@ccs.k12.nc.us
Sherron Evans (7th Grade) sherronevans@ccs.k12.nc.us
Al Taylor (8th Grade) alfredtaylor@ccs.k12.nc.us


Student Services Team:

At each school, the Student Services Team coordinates and integrates the work of the Student Services personnel within the school. It also includes representatives from various aspects of the school and community in an attempt to target, plan, and implement services that are successful. It serves to prevent potential problems from developing into crises and to intervene in specific cases referenced by teachers, other staff, or parents. Members of the Student Services Team include teachers, student services staff, and an administrator who serves as chairperson. Members may volunteer or be selected by the principal or faculty.
The Student Services Committee accesses and coordinates the following support services at the school level:
Character Education
                   Counseling Services
                   Dropout Prevention Services
                   English as a Second Language Services
                   Indian Education
                   Program Evaluation
                   Psychological Services
                  Section 504/American Disabilities Act
                  Social Work Services
                  Title I Services
                  Transition Services

Responsibilities of the Student Services Team:
The Student Services Team at each school sets its own schedule to respond to referrals from school staff and parents. Referrals must address the reason for referral and include relevant academic and behavioral student information from the student’s cumulative folder, classroom, and home. Through collaboration and problem solving, the Student Services Team develops classroom, school, home, or community interventions to address the reasons for referral. Implemented interventions are to be of sufficient duration to be effective and are to be monitored and evaluated. The Student Services Team is responsible for maintaining records of all interventions transacted.
Consistent with the NC Safe School Act, the team, following the review and evaluation of all interventions, may take the following actions on any case that has not resulted in significant improvement:

~Continue to advise the teacher on managing the student’s behavior more effectively.
~Recommend to the principal the transfer of the student to another class/team within the school.
~Provide appropriate, instructional modifications and behavioral interventions prior to a referral to the IEP Committee for evaluation.
~Recommend to the principal a multidisciplinary diagnosis and evaluation of the student for possible Exceptional Children’s services.
~Recommend to the principal that the student be assigned to an alternative learning program.
~Recommend to the principal that the student continue to receive all student support services that are appropriate and available.

Our Mission:  Student Services is committed to supporting the instructional process by identifying and eliminating barriers to learning, advocating for the needs of the whole child, and empowering all students to become lifelong learners in the 21st century.
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Our Team:

Name Position
 Christian Qually Principal
 Libby Rogers Assistant-Principal
 Ruth Spearman Assistant-Principal
 Tanja Mathias EC Case Manager
 Sherron Evans – Chairperson School Counselor
 Patricia Linkous School Counselor
 Al Tayor School Counselor
 Allison McDonald  – 504 Chairperson Social Worker
 Becky West EC Teacher
 Anita McGaha Psychologist

 

 

 People In The Know…………….
School Counselor: Professional school counselors are certified/licensed educators with a minimum of a Master’s degree in school counseling making them uniquely qualified to address students’ cognitive, socio-emotional and career development needs by implementing a comprehensive school counseling program. They also provide consultation, individual and group counseling, academic advisement. In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.


School Social Worker: School Social Workers are trained mental health professionals with a Bachelors or Master’s degree in social work.  They are the link between the home, school and community.  School social workers provide direct as well as indirect services to students, families and school personnel such as monitoring school attendance, promoting dropout prevention, consultation, information and referral, identification of at-risk students, and counseling.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, and conflict resolution.


School Psychologist:  School psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program.  they provide assessment and testing of students for special services.  Consultation for teachers.  Counseling for students.  In addition, they provide prevention, crisis intervention, conflict resolution, and program modification for special learning and/or behavioral needs.


School Nurse: School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well-being, academic success and life-long achievement and health of students.  School nurses facilitate health services such as immunizations, communicable disease control, vision and hearing screening and follow-up, health assessments and referrals, and health counseling and information for students and families.  School nurses actively collaborate with school personnel, students and parents to create health plans and to administer medication.


CCS Military Family & Youth Liaison: Howard Lattimore (910) 678.2433
The military family and youth liaison (MFYL) acts as a communication link between the installation and the school district in order to ease the transition for the military students. The MFYL coordinates and supports efforts to: assess needs, build awareness of resources, and connect those with needs to supportive solutions.


Military Student Transition Consultant: Regina Williams (reginawilliams@ccs.k12.nc.us) Available at SVMS Friday of each week. The military student transition consultant (MSTC) is here to address questions about moving and adjusting to a new school.  Your MSTC plays a pivotal role in establishing collaboration among school systems, education agencies, public and private youth services, community groups, and installation resources.


School Exceptional Children Case Teacher
Name:Tanja Mathias
E-mail: tanjamathias@ccs.k12.nc.us
Phone: 910-424-3131  X100
Times Available: Mon – Fri  8:00am – 3:00pm
The EC Case Teacher can address concerns for students eligible for special education services. They can verify service implementation and communicate with the student’s team to meet their academic and functional needs. In addition, she can coordinate Child Find. This is a coordinated effort between the Student Services Team and the Exceptional Children Services to locate and identify children and youth suspected of or diagnosed with a disability who might have intellectual, physical, or emotional disabilities and are unable to benefit from the regular school program without special assistance.
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Published by Jody Phillips on August 1, 2017
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