Student Services

Health & Wellness Provided By School Counseling, Nursing, and School Psychology

Student Services, also called Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) is an integral part of the total education program.

The PPS staff members partner with parents, community, students and other educators to assist in creating an educational environment conductive of academic, personal, social and career growth of all students.

The Pupil Personnel Service at Kubasaki High School is comprised of specialists from diverse backgrounds. These individuals provide services to a wide range of students with individual learning needs. The PPS Department consists of:

  • Counselors
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse Specialists
  • Nurse
  • Reading Improvement Specialist
  • School Psychologist
  • Teacher of the Communication Impaired
  • Teacher of English as a Second language
  • Teachers of the Learning Impaired

Confidentiality of Student Services

Counseling is conducted with students and parents individually and in small groups when requested and determined appropriate. School counseling is short-term, voluntary and confidential. Parental permission is obtained prior to any extended individual or group counseling. Student Services staff may assess students at-risk without parent permission.

Confidentiality of student and family information is a priority for Pupil Personnel Staff Members. Information will remain confidential unless there is a need to know such as the threat of danger to one's self or others.

Nursing Services

Optimal learning requires good emotional and physical health. The School Nurse works with the school administrator to provide an environment that promotes optimal wellness and safety for all students. The school nurse provides individualized quality health care for students, emphasizes health education at all levels and utilizes available community and school resources to promote an overall healthy lifestyle for students, staff and families.

Some of the core services the school nurse provides are:
  • Conducting health screenings
  • Providing specialized health care and services
  • Assessing and evaluating individual growth and development
  • Monitoring of students immunizations

Counseling Services

School counselors are strategically positioned to help students in developing strategies to deal with educational, personal, and social challenges that may interfere with the educational process. To respond to the challenges of the DoDEA Strategic Plan, DoDEA is implementing a Competency-Based Counseling Program (CBCP) under the authority of DS 2946.1 in all schools. To meet the needs of all students today and tomorrow, the CBCP provides a balance of direct and indirect services and activities.

The following services are offered through the counseling office:

  • Orientation for incoming students
  • Assistance in initial course selections
  • Coordination of Testing
  • Personal counseling
  • Academic and college counseling
  • Student course registration
  • Scholarship assistance
  • Military recruitment

Psychology Services

School psychologists provide a range of services to assist students in their learning, growth and development by providing supportive services to help them meet academic and emotional challenges. School Psychological services consist of direct and indirect interventions that require involvement with the entire educational system, including the students, teachers, counselors, administrators, other school personnel, families, community agencies, and a variety of others that may be important on an individual basis. School Psychologists tailor their services to the particular needs of each child/adolescent and each situation.