School Counselor Message
Welcome to another school year at Eagle Point Elementary! My name is Mrs. Krupin, the School Counselor. Our goal is to create a safe and welcoming learning environment for all students and families, teach students to be kind and respectful to everyone, encourage students to work hard to reach their dreams, and never give up. I am passionate about helping students recognize their potential with regards to academic achievement, personal/social development, and college and career readiness.
Please talk to your child about what it means to follow the Golden Rule. The Golden Rule is to treat people the way you want to be treated, which is with kindness and respect. Encourage your child to make smart choices every day and to be aware of their surroundings. It is important to remind your child that they come to school to learn, have fun and be safe!
I am enthusiastic about working with teachers, students and parents to reach a common goal – Student Success!
School Counselor Summary of Services
The goal of the School Counseling Office is to support the healthy growth and development of the total child (social, emotional, and academic) in his/her worlds of school, home and community. This process of growth is encouraged through classroom guidance lessons, small group counseling, and individual counseling, consultation with parents and teachers, and coordination of services.
Schoolwide Character Education Program
Eagle Point Elementary is a Leader in Me school. It is a whole-school transformation model based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The Leader in Me produces transformational results such as higher academic achievement, fewer discipline problems, and increased engagement among teachers and parents. It equips students with the self-confidence and skills they need to thrive in the 21st century and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. Eagle Point Elementary was the first school in Broward County to implement The Leader in Me, with sponsorship from FranklinCovey and Lighthouse Team consultants. FranklinCovey sponsors the services and materials to include training staff, student materials, teacher/staff guides, classroom materials, and consultation with the Lighthouse Team. The program empowers students to take responsibility for their own learning and progress through the implementation of data binders and student led conferences. Empowering students to take ownership of their learning will serve them well throughout life. More importantly, it provides a strong foundation which prepares students to be college and career ready. Each month students are celebrated and acknowledged for demonstrating the 7 habits at an awards ceremony, which they receive a leader of the month certificate. We encourage you to visit their website at: www.theleaderinme.org/
Character education resources/books suggested by the district’s Diversity, Prevention & Intervention Department are shared with the instructional staff. Additional resources are located on www.browardprevention.org
Classroom Guidance Lessons
Educational/Counseling groups designed to help students understand and deal with normal developmental tasks and issues. Examples include character education, peer relationships, conflict resolution, bullying, social skills and personal safety. The classroom guidance lessons all provide an important opportunity for non-referred students to interact with the school counselor.
Small Group Counseling
The school counselor works with 3-5 students who have been referred for a similar concern. This format uses a psycho-educational model that is goal centered and oriented toward enhancing and developing coping skills. Some common types of counseling groups deal with academic success, divorce, friendship/getting along, self-esteem, social skills, anger and grief or loss. These groups are confidential. Teachers, parents, administration or self-referrals are welcomed. Parent consent is required for participation.
The school counselor works one-on-one with students to help them resolve problems and developmental concerns, enhance decision making skills, and/or build coping skills. This is confidential relationship and is a short term intervention (not intensive therapy).
The school counselor maintains a comprehensive list of specialist who may be helpful in the event of a concern beyond the scope of school counseling services.
School Based Consultation
The school counselor consults with teachers, parents, school social worker, school psychologist, administration and specialist.
The school counselor conducts student observations within the classroom environment to help with decision making and referrals.
Coordination of Services
The school counselor takes part in the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and Response to Intervention (RtI) team, District and State Assessments, serves as the district liaison for Child Abuse, Foster Care, HEART (Homeless), 504’s and Prevention Programs along with oversees Dental Health Services and Health Screenings (Vision/Hearing/BMI).
For additional information, please contact: Ronnie Blake-Krupin, School Counselor