Guidance
Contact:
Heather Rainey Phone Icon 770-651-3021 Email Icon Email

Welcome to the Arbor Station Elementary Guidance Page!

 

 

 

 

 

Guidance

 

 

   

Elementary Guidance...

A preventive program focusing on the needs of all children:

~ as they grow and develop

~while prevention of difficulties is possible

~when they need a friend to listen

Elementary School Counselors Help By:

Counseling, Consulting, Coordinating and Teaching

Counseling....                    

  • Promoting the development of communication skills and understanding of self and others
  • helping develop skills for thinking and solving problems
  • guiding students in setting positive goals, exercising self-responsibility and improving academic progress
  • providing support during personal and family crisis

Consulting...                          

  • with PARENTS: to discuss the social, emotional and educational needs and growth of their children
  • with TEACHERS: to enhance the child's individual development and academic success in a positive environment
  • with ADMINISTRATORS: to promote an optimal learning environment for all students

Coordinating...                  

  • Transition between grade levels and schools
  • referrals to community agencies
  • classroom guidance
  • small groups and individual needs

Teaching...                              

  • peer relationships
  • problem-solving skills
  • decision-making skills
  • conflict resolution
  • self awareness and self esteem
  • coping skills

How does your child meet with the COUNSELOR?

  • self referral
  • teacher referral
  • parent referral
  • administrative referral
  • special services referral
  • referral by a friend

If you have any questions

please contact Arbor Station's Counselor,

Mrs. Heather Rainey

770-651-3021

                                                                       

 

                                                                          

News from the School Counselor--

1.

 

Congratulations are in Order!

We are learning and SHOWING good character at ASES!

Have a look at us on the bulletin boards in the hall leading out to the gym. Those of us who have been named for good character through the month have our pictures displayed!  What a good-looking bunch we are! We have been nominated for this honor by our teachers and/or our own classes.

2. A reminder about Attendance Policies at ASES:

Attendance Policy Reminders

The state-wide attendance policy reads," Any parent, guardian, or other person residing in this state who has control or charge of a child or children enrolled in Douglas County Schools who accumulates more than five unexcused absences is in violation of  O.C.G.A. 20-2-690.1(Compulsory Education) and shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be subject to a fine not less than $25.00 and not greater than $100.00, imprisonment not to exceed 30 days, community service or any combination of such penalities, at the discretion of the court having jurisdiction.

Two reasonable attempts to notify the parent/guardian will be made by the school on the fifth unexcused absence.  If no response is achieved, the school shall send a notice by certified mail, return receipt requested.  Each day's absence from school after notification on the fifth unexcused absence shall constitute a separate offense."

3. Contact Heather Rainey, School Counselor:

Email: heather.rainey@douglas.k12.ga.us

School Guidance Office Phone: 770-651-3021 (Please leave a Voice Mail Message, if I do not answer the phone right away.)