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Ed Downs Elementary School

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1302 N Dowling, San Benito, TX 78586 Phone: (956) 361-6720 Fax: (956) 361-6728
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Counselor

Counselor
 
Hello my name is Mrs. Guajardo and I am honored to be your school counselor. My goal is to suppport our GREYPUPS in their social, academic and emotional development. I work with students, parents, teachers, administration and community leaders to help our students succeed in school and life. If you need to contact me please do so at psilva@sbcisd.net.  
 

 

 How do students access the school counselor? 

Students can be referred to the counselor by their classroom teacher, school nurse, administrator, or other school support staff. They can also be referred by a parent, peer or they can self-refer. Parents are welcome to refer their child by calling or emailing the school counselor directly. If a student has an immediate concern or is visibly upset at school the classroom teacher or administrator will contact the school counselor to arrange for the child to be seen that day.

What Types of Services are Provided?

Guidance Curriculum - Curriculum will be targeted by a needs assessment of the student's social and academic skills. This character education will focus on the following topics such as: Skills for Learning, Empathy, Emotion Management, and Problem Solving throughout the year. My job is to Provide guidance content to our students that helps them build skills needed in everyday life to be successful socially and academically.

Responsive Services- As a school counselor I can assist students when an immediate issue arises. Issues can be school-related such as: Tardiness, Absences, Misbehavior, Not completing work, Disruptive Behavior that may have underlying causes

Are Counseling services confidential?

Yes, information shared during counseling is confidential and will not be shared with other school staff. The only exception is if a student shares information regarding their safety or the safety of others. All school staff are mandated reporters and must report anything that falls under “harm to the child or a child wishing to harm themselves or someone else”.