School Counseling

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PVPA SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM

PVPA’s School Counseling Department supports and guides all PVPA students in achieving academic success, career and college readiness, and social and emotional well-being.  In order to do this, the School Counseling Department offers a program tailored to each grade, including classroom lessons, individual or small group meetings, and other events and activities.  

We believe that all students have the right to be respected, to be treated with dignity, and to access a school counseling program which advocates for equity and the well-being of all students.  We are committed to working with all students in a way that affirms their identities and validates their experiences, and to collaborating with families, teachers, and other providers in support of students.

We work with all students in an equitable and inclusive manner, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, immigration status, language, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion or creed, disability, socio-economic status, or housing status.  Furthermore, we seek to identify, understand, and eliminate barriers so that all students access the educational, extracurricular, career development, and social or emotional opportunities and supports they need in order to be happy, healthy, and productive community members now and in the future.  

CONTACTING SCHOOL COUNSELORS DURING THE COVID-19 SCHOOL CLOSURE

Your school counseling team is here, and hoping that you all are staying safe and well. While school is closed, we are available to answer questions, provide resources and referrals, and virtually support your academic success, social and emotional well-being, and future planning as much as we can during this unusual time. There are several ways you can connect with us. Detailed information and instructions for contacting us are in your email, posted in your School Counseling Google Classroom, and linked here on the PVPA Family Resources website. 

  • Grade-level School Counseling Google Classrooms: If you haven't already, please log into your PVPA email and accept the invitation to your grade-level School Counseling Google Classroom. We'll post general information and updates there.
  • Email: We are checking our email regularly, and you can expect a response to emails within 48 hours Monday-Friday (see below for school counselor email addresses). 
  • Office Hours: We are available on Google Chat from 11am to 12pm Monday through Friday. 
  • Phone or web conference: by appointment.

CONFIDENTIALITY and SAFETY in a VIRTUAL SETTING

Our general school counseling confidentiality statement is below, however, we recognize that the safeguards and limitations of confidentiality may change in a virtual setting. Please click here to review and acknowledge the detailed Confidentiality Statement and Safety Protocol updating for our school closure. 

You may also view or download a PDF of the Confidentiality Statement and Safety Protocol and instructions for contacting school counselors linked here.  

GENERAL CONFIDENTIALITY STATEMENT

The information you (the student) talk about with your school counselor is confidential, unless you give your permission for us to share information OR in these situations:

  • we think or know that you have been harmed or neglected
  • we think or know that you are at risk to harm yourself
  • we think or know that you are at risk to harm others

In those cases, we are required to take action to keep you and others safe, including sharing information. When we do have to share information, we only share information about you with other adults (school faculty, parents/guardians, other providers or agencies) on a “need to know” basis. We will do our best to let you know who we need to talk to next.

CONTACT US

Middle School

Kyle Taylor (Grades 7 and 8)
ktaylor@pvpa.org, x239

 

High School

Kate Allen (Class of 2020 and Class of 2022, School Counseling Department Leader)
kallen@pvpa.org, x243

Dana Schwab (Class of 2021 and Class of 2023)
dschwab@pvpa.org, x241