Student Services


ROLE OF A MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR
The counseling program is an integral part of the school program at Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School. Our school counselor(s) work closely with the EPMS staff, administrators, families, and community to provide a supportive, effective and safe environment in which all students can succeed. Students and families are encouraged to contact the counseling office to set up appointments if they would like to meet with a member of the counseling staff. The EPMS counseling program provides:
• Academic/Emotional/Social adjustments to middle school
• Class placement for 7th and 8th grade
• Academic guidance for students & parents/guardians
• Assist students in identifying academic and career goals
• Career exploration
• Orientation to comprehensive counseling services and how to receive assistance
• Conflict mediation, communication skills, problem-solving, & decision-making
• Facilitates Student Study Team and 504 meetings for student in need of services
• PSAT & Academic Talent Search testing
• Advocacy Program
• Helps with organization skills, study skills, and test taking skills

WHO ELSE CAN YOU FIND IN STUDENT SERVICES?

School Psychologist
Crystal Jones is our School Psychologist. She is on campus several days a week. Mrs. Jones provides support to our students with I.E.P.s and participates in SST meetings.

Speech Therapist

Kathryn Sharp is our Speech Therapist. She is on campus 2 or 3 days a week. She services students who have IEPs with speech goals.

School Nurse

Liz Coveau is our school nurse. She is on campus one day a week. Students who become ill during the day will sign into the nurses office and call home and be picked up from school.

Data Processor/Registrar

As our Data Processor, Annette Hill enrolls all new students and keeps progress reports and report cards up to date.
STUDENT SERVICES STAFF
Office Staff Title Ext.
Annette Hill Registrar 31815
Megan Nayebkhel
Attendance 31811
Elsa Renix
Attendance
31812
     
Counselors Team Ext.
Christine Peterson *
Gray/Tundra
31822
Veronica Stoner
Arctic/Red
31823
Sarah Van Buren
Timber
31824
* Head Counselor
   
 
Other Staff
Title Ext.
Liz Coveau
School Nurse
31834
Crystal Jones
School Psychologist 31827
Kathryn Sharp
Speech Therapist 31825

HAVE AN ABSENT CHILD?
[Please call (916) 683-7688 or email an attendance technician listed above.]
You can email or call to report your child's absence. Please remember to include: student name, date of absence, reason for absence, student ID number (if you have it), and who is reporting the absence.

Attendance Word Star
NEED A COUNSELOR?

Best time to see your counselor?
• Before school starts
• During the morning break
• During lunch

If your counselor is not there, you can leave a note and they will call you up. You can also send them an email to make an appointment. [Counselor email links above.]


No Cyber Bullying


SUCCESS TIPS
• Keep your backpack organized.
• Participate in class discussions.
• Complete all work.
• Turn in work on time.
• If absent, check with teachers for work.
• Accept responsibility for grades and behavior.
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