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Counselor’s Corner

Welcome to the SSA + S Counselor Corner Website! The guidance counselor at SSA + S is here to help with all parents and student needs, to make sure students are in the appropriate classes, and to help them meet their academic and personal/social goals as effectively as possible.  I am also here to counsel students individually and in groups when needed and to help prepare them for the future. 

On this website you will find helpful links for parents and students, as well as school information and updates. There’s also links to Sarasota County High Schools, information on college preparations, and much, much more! Check out the site frequently for new and exciting updates!

Contact Information

Mike Mapes

MAPESMEIKLEJOHNSTA
School Counselor

Scheduling

FSA Coordinator

504 Compliance Officer

S.T.E.M. Coordinator

 

SCHOOLING:
M.A. Argosy University, Sarasota Campus
B.S. State University of New York at Cortland

CERTIFICATIONS:
Guidance and Counseling  K-12
General Science 5-9

CLUBS:
Flag Football
Photography Club

CONTACT:
Phone: (941) 330-1855 x 1452
Fax: (941) 330-1835
MikeMapes@ssas.org

Cathy Kozlowski

KOZLOWSKICATHYSTA
School Counselor

504 Compliance Officer

SSA+S Preparatory Arts Programs

 

SCHOOLING:
B.S. Human Development & Family Studies University of Connecticut
M.A. Educational Psychology University of Connecticut

CONTACT:
CathyKozlowski@ssas.org
Phone: (941) 330-1855 x 1465
Fax: (941) 330-1835

Referral for Special Needs

If you believe your child is experiencing difficulties academically or behaviorally, you should contact the Team Leader to express your concerns.

6th grade team leader: Sarah Shepherd

7th grade team leader: Kevin Corwin

8th grade team leader: Mickey Stone

If you feel your child could benefit from a possible 504 (or has a current 504 and needs updating) or other Exceptional Student Education (ESE) services due to ADHD/ADD or other reasons, please contact the school counselor.  Parents/ guardians must submit this request in writing and include an email address or phone number and time that would be best to contact you.  Once your request is received, the school counselor will contact you in a timely manner and explain the process we follow at SSA+S to address your child’s needs.

  1. Parent puts request in writing to school counselor.

  2. The school counselor will :

    1. Respond to parent and document phone call or leaving a message.

    2. Send a written summary of contact home.

    3. Inquire from teachers via team meeting if they are noticing any issues with the student at school

      1. If teachers note issues with academics and/or behavior, then intervention strategies will be  developed, parent teacher meeting will be scheduled, and attempts at resolving academic/behavioral concerns will be addressed.

      2. If concerns cannot be addressed in this manner and concerns still persist, then student will be placed on the agenda for the school wide support team (SWST).

      3. If teachers do not note concerns with academics and/or behavior, then the parent is contacted again in writing with teacher feedback provided. 

Teens Against Bullying Website

Teens Against Bullying Web site is an interactive, unique educational resource for bullying prevention designed to engage, empower and educate all teens. There are creative solutions that all teens can use to educate or help each other raise awareness in their in bullying situations. http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/

High School Planning

Below you will find a link to the high school planning packet that was given to the students in January. Please contact the school counselor for more information regarding high school planning.

High School Planning Packet

Helpful Parent Resources

  http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/
CollegeBoard http://www.collegeboard.com/
Sarasota County Schools http://www.sarasota.k12.fl.us/
Partnership http://www.theantidrug.com/
The Look Up 941 http://www.thelookup941.org/
GetNetWise http://www.getnetwise.org/
FloridaStudents

http://www.fcatexplorer.com/

helpguide logo new http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/cutting-and-self-harm.htm
nrc header logo http://www.help4adhd.org/

 

 

What's Happening Now

May
31
Graduation
Jun
06
End of 4th Grading Period
Jun
12
Summer Camp
Jun
13
Summer Camp
Jun
14
Summer Camp
Jun
14
SSA+S Board Meeting
Jun
15
Summer Camp
Jun
16
Summer Camp
Jun
19
Summer Camp
Jun
20
Summer Camp
Jun
21
Summer Camp
Jun
22
Summer Camp
Jun
23
Summer Camp
Aug
09
SSA+S Board Meeting
Aug
14
First Day of School
Sep
04
Labor Day - No School
Sep
13
SSA+S Board Meeting
Sep
18
PTSS Meeting
Oct
11
SSA+S Board Meeting
Oct
13
End of 1st Grading Period