Counseling Support

Fall 2020

Dear Emerald families,

Welcome to Emerald Elementary School. We are so glad you are here. While the school year is starting a little differently than we hoped we will get through this together and continue to move forward in ways that are safe for everyone.

I look forward to connecting and partnering with you this year. Please fill out the following form if you would like me to check in with your student - Counselor Request Form 20-21.  You can also check out the Emerald Counselor website. If I can be of support and/or you require resources please do not hesitate to contact me through email christian.billington@bvsd.org. I am grateful to be part of the Emerald family with you and hope to connect with you soon. 

If you are experiencing a mental health or life threatening emergency please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Resources for mental health support and crisis:

Resources for families SEL:

Community Resources:

Please be safe and stay well. We will get through this together.

Kindness always.

Tiered Support

Through the Multi-Tiered System of Supports, we provide more targeted and intensive help for students who need it -- both academically and social/emotionally.

Universal
We strive to support all students with universal programming.

Targeted
When a student is struggling, our teachers, school counselors and psychologists give more targeted help.

Intensive
If targeted support does not work or a student is in crisis our educators employ more intensive interventions.

Elementary Counseling

A comprehensive elementary school counselor provides education, prevention and intervention services in the areas of academic, career and social/emotional development supports. It is important to note that elementary counselors are not therapists; rather they are professional educators with a mental health perspective. They typically spend the majority of their time working on universal instruction and working with all students. The elementary counselors will work in collaboration with administration, teachers, the mental health team and parents to determine the needs of all students within each building.

 Elementary Curriculum Benchmarks

 Elementary Benchmarks - Table Format

Meet Our Counselor and Mental Health Team

Christian Billington

Counselor

Traci Hagie

Mental Health Advocate

Jo-Lynn Yoshihara-Daly

Social Worker, Sped