Ms. Salvato is available to provide short-term one-on-one counseling for students experiencing emotional difficulties that interfere with their success in school. She works to help children develop coping skills to deal with the problems they face in a more effective manner.
Students may refer themselves to Ms. Salvato for many reasons: unhappiness, anxiety, friendship problems, anger, etc. through a note in her mailbox or by asking their teacher to send a note.
Teachers refer students for short term counseling by placing a completed Referral for Counseling form in her box or by email.
As counseling is one of the services of the school, parental permission is not required prior to providing counseling requested by the child.
Parents may refer students for short term counseling by phone call or appointment.
Ms. Salvato keeps all counseling information confidential.