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Elementary School Counseling

What is a School Counselor?

School Counselors assist students to develop positive interpersonal relationship skills involving respect for diversity and cultural competence. Counselors assist students to be aware of one’s beliefs and interests and to develop a positive self-image and identity. Through individual, small group and classroom instruction, counselors work to help students develop resiliency and effective coping skills. Additionally, counselors teach students to develop appropriate problem-solving and decision making skills to resolve conflicts and to accept responsibility for their choices.

Counselors will:

  • Provide individual and group counseling using solution-focused methods
  • Support peer conflict resolution
  • Act as a member of the building Crisis Response Team
  • Collaborate with the building Prevention Specialist to find community based supports for families
  • Teach Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum

Regular Hours of Operation:  The counseling office is open during the school year, Monday-Friday from 8:20 am - 3:50 pm each day school is in session.

Counseling Support Areas

24-Hour Crisis Support

24-Hour Crisis Support

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call, text or chat 988 

Valley Creek Crisis Intervention
24-Hour Hotline 

Safe to Say Something
24-Hour Tip Line 

Are you afraid someone you know may hurt themselves? Submit an anonymous tip and school officials and law enforcement (as necessary) will immediately respond.


In School Support

While we continue to encourage students to tell a trusted adult about any concerns, the new and existing anonymous tip lines provide additional options for reporting concerns.  

Prevention SpecialistsMental Health ServicesSchool Counselors

Resources & Parent Trainings

Please visit our YouTube channel for past parent trainings and speaker series.

DASD YouTube Channel/Pupil Services Playlist