Guidance Department Information
Welcome to the CHMS Guidance Department. To contact your child’s counselor, please e-mail or call (757)686-2541.
Mrs. Myers (Tiffany.firstname.lastname@example.org) – 8th Grade Counselor and Guidance Coordinator
Ms. Powell (Roxy.email@example.com) – 7th Grade Counselor
Mrs. Howard (firstname.lastname@example.org) – Registration/Guidance Clerk
Each student is assigned to a grade level counselor. Counselors offer classroom guidance and individual and small group counseling. They also work closely with teachers and administrators to provide the best learning environment for each child. Counselors are available to parents on an individual basis for assistance with concerns that affect the student at home or school.
The middle school guidance counselors are available to all students. Often personal problems affecting school work may appear overwhelming. In many areas, these problems can be overcome by conferring with a trained counselor. Working together with teachers, administrators, and parents, the guidance counselors encourage a student's academic and personal growth. The following services are provided:
The guidance office is open daily from 7:30a.m.to 3:00p.m. Registrations are done from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m.
Please bring the following items when you come to register:
Frequently asked questions
The child should request a guidance pass from his/her teacher and the teacher may submit a guidance referral. The counselor will then request to see the child, making every effort to avoid core class time if possible. If an emergency situation exists, the child may be written a pass directly to the guidance office to be seen immediately.
The parent portal is an excellent resource for detailed grade reports. The parent portal can also be used to e-mail teachers directly with questions and/or request a conference. Parent portal access codes are available in the guidance office.
If the nature of the counseling session is personal and private, then yes. If the nature of the counseling session is educational, then a discussion with the child’s teachers or parent may be appropriate. However, if the student reveals that he/she or someone else is in danger, the counselor has a “duty to inform”.
Schedule change request forms are available in the guidance office. Elective change requests must be submitted by the required deadline for each marking period. All other schedule changes must be approved by an administrator and they will not always be granted.
Please notify the guidance office one week in advance if possible. Be sure that all textbooks and library books are returned. The parent or guardian must present a picture I.D. and custody documentation (if applicable) to receive withdrawal paperwork. The new school will request the student’s complete records via mail or fax.