Cory Lauppe, Counselor at Bear River School, 530-633-3135 ext. 2107
Julia Garbedian , Counselor at Lone Tree School 530-788-0248 ext. 4206
Mission: All students, kindergarten through 8th grade, even those not motivated, are supported academically, socially and emotionally so they are ready to learn. The counseling program helps students develop academic, career and personal/social skills to develop goals to ensure academic success.
Prevention Model: The belief in catching students before they fall through the cracks is a proven success model developed in the FRCs that will continue through, and in collaboration with, Counseling Services. Monthly topics will be chosen relevant to student and campus needs. These topics will be infused throughout the campus through classroom presentations, resources, bulletin reminders and other campus activities. Parent Network Seminars will be offered the first Wednesday of every month to share tips and strategies with parents as well.
Developmental Model: The counseling program is designed to meet students throughout their various developmental stages. Developed through the American School Counselors Association grade level benchmarks are established and will be used to determine goals and objectives students will be expected to meet through counseling services.
Delivery System: The counseling program uses a three tiered delivery model at Bear River. Tier I is school wide broad based general information to inform students about choices, consequences, options, resources and strategies to navigate these "tween" years. Tier II is more targeted and specific and may take form of groups. Students are invited to participate in topical groups for support and information. Parent permission is required. Tier III is much more intensive and may be situational, crisis intervention or more private and personal in nature. These services are provided in a one on one setting, with parent permission and may often may be referred out for additional services.
RtI MAp of Services. Tier 2: Extra Support in Smaller Settings and Tier 3 Most Intensive One on One Support
Tier 2: Extra support for those student identified at risk or struggling in previous years.
CHOICES: (5 small groups meeting once a week at Flex) Students were identified by admin. based on behavior and/or academics. Letters will be sent home students to participate. Beginning at the start of the year will allow the group to have a proactive model to set goals and hit the year running with a positive mind set. Topics will include: backpack organization, brainstorming: what worked and what didn't last year and what they want to do differently. Positively stated weekly goals with steps, triggers, alternatives etc will be discussed in small groups. The groups check-in each week to note progress and celebrate and/or improve current goals to achieve success. There will also be an Opportunity Group.
4 to 6 week groups: These groups can be based on referral, recommendation, by admin, parents, and teachers. Again, if there is a need for a specific topic they will be added to respond to campus needs. Topics include: Grief, Anger, Anxiety, Building Trust, Social Skills, Peer Relations, Impulse Control, Divorce, Step-Family. These groups will be surface level basic information on coping mechanisms, support, resources, etc. Students having extreme issues and or in volatile situations will be referred to mental health support. All of the aforementioned groups will provide a window-in, for students that may need more private, 1 on 1, support with one of these topics.
D and F Lunch HW Club: This is coming back with 3 new staff to cover each grade level. Students will attend if they have 2 or more D's or F's in Math, Science, ELA, History or Strategies classes. I will oversee the program and staff. Each staff member will have a grade level and will sustain the same grade level for after school HW Club. They will reach out to each of you within the grade level to discuss student expectations and communication re: HW and projects. After School is also by admin referral only. If you have concerns about students contact Cory O'Neal 530-633-3135 ext. 2107
Tier 3: More intensive services needed in one: one setting.
One on One Sessions: These will be set up with a limit on the number of sessions, also 4 to 6 weeks at which time. A reevaluation will take place for the level of need remaining: once a week, monthly, as needed, or closure. Other than students with IEPs, students will begin the one on one sessions knowing that it will have a defined number of sessions and clear goals for the work being done. Students and their parents will be informed and sign acknowledgement and consent.
Crisis Intervention: Students or families in need of immediate attention in coping with stress, trauma, social skills, family discourse, grief, peer mediation, anxiety relief, and/or anger control
Referral for other Services: If it's discovered in 1:1 or in SST that a student may need help with a diagnosis or with trauma either current or past that requires intensive and or long term therapy they will be given options for external services through appropriate agencies.
Tips for success from Bear River Teachers
Bear River Teacher's Give Tips and Advice:
1. Check planners often, ask questions as to when assignments are due.
2. Help student have a system for filling out the planner to identify which is homework.
3. Have your student maintain backpacks that are clean and organized.
4. First person to contact when there is a problem is the teacher. They have the answers and want to see students
5. Have a regular homework plan or routine. There is something to be daily.
6. Tell the student don't give up if you don't understand something come and clarify with me. It usually takes 2-5
minutes to fix. Ignored, it only gets worse.
7. I think it is important for parents to just support their students. Attend their events….look at their homework…ask
about what they are learning. If you show that you value education they will value education.
8. Being attentive (on task & paying attention)
9. A regular set time to do their work their work. If they have no homework, then use that regular time to read of
practice math facts.
10. It is important for students to stay organized and to keep up with homework.
11. Positive reinforcement. Tell them what you want them to do, not what they are doing wrong.
12. They need to do their homework every night and read 1/2 hour each night in order to reach their AR goal.
13. Doing the homework on time, prepares them for the weekly test.
14. Students still need help/guidance with their homework assignments. Parents should check that it is being
done, and also that it is done to the best of their child's ability. Parents can help with organization by checking
backpacks once a week. They could help clear out clutter and sort papers by class. I ask my students to keep all
papers until the end of the trimester.
15. Keep their folder organized. Each subject has a folder. They need to keep papers and related work in the
folder for that subject.