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.
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.
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
Our school has one school counselor to help students in developing strategies to deal with educational, personal, and social challenges that may interfere with the educational process. Shirley Lanham ES is also fortunate to be able to offer Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC) services to our students and their families. The U.S. Navy currently sponsors two MFLC counselors at our school. the mail function of the MFLC counselors is to help students deal with transitioning from one school to another. They are also available to assist families with issues related to deployment, stress, etc. the MFLC's do not keep any written records of provided services.
Our school psychologist provides 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.