Northwood Guidance

Northwood Elementary School Counseling

Resources and information for parents and teachers will be available on this page. Parents of Northwood students can also view information and updates on my Schoology group page, NW School Counseling.
 
As the school counselor at Northwood, I am here to support students, parents, and staff. I connect with students through classroom counseling lessons, small group meetings, and individual meetings with students. Classroom counseling lessons occur monthly in each classroom and cover a variety of topics (character education, friendship skills, internet safety, bullying, etc.). Small group meetings typically consist of 4-5 students and meet on a weekly basis to practice a particular skillset or discussion of a topic. If a student is selected to participate in a small group, parents will be notified via a permission form that is sent home.
 
When meeting with students or speaking with parents, they are ensured of confidentiality. That is, what we discuss stays between the student and me. There are a few exceptions to this confidentiality. The exceptions include: a student is in danger of harming himself/herself, a student may harm someone else, when a student is being harmed, or when a judge orders disclosure of information.
 
In addition, I coordinate various school-wide programs including Start With Hello Week (September) National Character Counts Week (October), Random Acts of Kindness Week (February), and service programs for our community. There are many clothing, food, and other resources available for our students and families as well. Please contact me at anytime with questions or concerns, or if you would like to make a referral. Have a great start to the school year!
 
Mrs. Schmid 
(Miss Allman previously) 
 
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