• NORTH HORNELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES 3 PRE-K - 1)

    • How does North Hornell Elementary School support our youngest learners' social-emotional needs?
      1. Tier 1: All students in 3 pre-kindergarten, 4 pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and 1st grade will receive weekly tier 1 social-emotional learning lessons, we call them Red Raider Strong lessons and they take place in your child's classroom. We focus on monthly character traits, and mindfulness activities are integrated into e lesson:
        1. September: Whole Body Listening & Following Directions
        2. October: Safety & Personal Space
        3. November: Gratitude & Giving back
        4. December: Feelings & Empathy
        5. January: Responsibility, Manners & Self-Control
        6.  February: Kindness, Friendship & Diversity
        7. March: Growth Mindset & Careers
        8. April: Perseverance & Positive Self-Talk
        9. May: Cooperation, Turn Taking & Teamwork
        10. June: Respect & Integrity
      2. Tier 2: All students will also receive weekly tier 2 social-emotional learning lessons, based upon classroom and student needs. Your child’s teacher will select students to attend on a rotating basis and these lessons will take place in your child's school counselor office. Our small group work will focus on increasing: self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. (NYSED learning standards)
      3. Tier 3: Services in tier 3 may include:
        1. IEP Counseling - For students who are classified and have psychological counseling listed on their individualized education plan
        2. Behavior Management Counseling - For students whose behaviors are interfering with the learning of self or others
        3. Crisis Counseling - For students who need immediate social-emotional and/or behavioral support
    • Who is my child’s school counselor?
      1. Carli Cavanaugh will support 3 pre-kindergarten and 1st grade students. She can be reached by phone 607-324-0014 ext. 1123, or email carli.cavanaugh@hornellcsd.org, or by private messaging on ClassDojo.
      2. Kasi Wasburn will support 4 pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. She can be reached by phone 607-324-0014 ext. 1739, or email kasi.washburn@hornllcsd.org, or by private messaging on ClassDojo.

    • What does an elementary school counselor do?
      1. As school counselors, we are here to support all students in the areas of: academic achievement, social-emotional development, and career exploration. We like to call ourselves professional helpers because we love helping students be successful.

    • How do I refer my child for school counseling services?
      1. We have been very thoughtful in the delivery of our tier 1 and tier 2 social-emotional learning supports. If you feel your child needs additional tier 3 support (individual counseling) you can contact your child’s teacher and/or your child’s school counselor. 

    • Who do I reach out to for technology issues?
      1. For technology issues, please contact the Curriculum Suite at 607-324-1303 ext. 1525. 

    • My child is struggling in school, how can he/she get extra support?
      1. If your child is struggling in class, it is recommended to reach out directly to your child’s classroom teacher to explore possible interventions and strategies. If there are still concerns after reaching out to your child’s teacher, please reach out to your child’s school counselor or principal to discuss further options. A referral to our Student Support Team may be recommended.  

    • What is the process to refer my child to SST (Student Support Team)?
      1. The North Hornell SST meets on a weekly basis, this is a highly positive and collaborative process. Classroom teachers make the initial referral with parent input. We discuss students:
        1. Strengths - We build from these strengths and areas of interest
        2. Needs - We carefully identify what specific areas students are struggling or behind
        3. Data - We strategically collect data to help drive our instruction and interventions
        4. Goals - We set specific goals to address student needs, we put interventions in place, and progress monitor students growth

    • What is the process to get my child an IEP (individualized education plan) or 504 accommodation plan?
      1. Questions regarding special education services should be directed to Pupil Personnel Services at 607-324-1303 ext. 1109.
  • INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (GRADES 2-6)

    How do I refer my child for school counseling services?

    To refer your child to counseling services, please contact the School Counselor working with your child’s grade level and discuss your concerns with them. Both yourself and your child’s teacher(s) will be asked to complete a counseling screening tool.   The Counselor will meet with your student to assess the need for both in school counseling services and outside mental health services. The counselor will then communicate back with the parent/guardian and the teacher. 

    Who do I reach out to for technology issues?

    For technology issues, please contact the Curriculum Suite at 607-324-1303 ext. 1525. 

    My child is struggling in school, how can he/she get extra support?

    If your child is struggling in class, it is recommended to reach out directly to your child’s teacher(s) to explore possible interventions and strategies. If there are still concerns after reaching out to your child’s teacher(s), please reach out to your child’s School Counselor or Assistant Principal to discuss further options.  Referral to our Student Support Team may be recommended.  

    What is the process to refer my child to SST (Student Support Team)?

    First contact your child’s teacher to explore possible interventions and strategies with them.  If you are still concerned, please contact your child’s Assistant Principal or School Counselor to discuss if a referral to SST is the next best option.  

    What is the process to get my child an IEP (individualized education plan) or 504 accommodation plan?

    Questions regarding special education services should be directed to Pupil Personnel Services at 607-324-1303 ext. 1109. 

    My child is refusing to come to school, what can I do? 

    Contact your child’s Assistant Principal or School Counselor.   They will work together with you to come up with a plan that best meets your child’s needs based on the reason they are refusing to come to school.   

  • JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 7-12) 

    How do I refer my child for counseling services?

    To refer your child to counseling services, please contact the Counseling Office (324-3702) and discuss your concerns with a counselor. The counselor will then meet with your student to assess the need for both in school counseling services and/or a referral to outside mental health services. The counselor will then communicate back with the parent/guardian. 

    Who do I reach out to for technology issues?

    For technology issues, please contact the Curriculum Suite at 607-324-1303 ext. 1525. 

    My child is struggling in class, how can he/she get extra support?

    If your child is struggling in class, it is recommended to reach out directly to your child’s teachers to explore possible interventions and strategies. If there are still concerns after reaching out to your child’s teachers, please reach out to your child’s School Counselor or Assistant Principal to schedule a team meeting and discuss further options.

    How can my child get help applying for college?

    School Counselors meet with all seniors in the fall of their senior year to discuss post-secondary plans. For further help with applying to college, please contact your child’s School Counselor. 

    How do I get my child enrolled in Alternative Education? 

    Obtaining a slot in the full day alternative education program is determined based on available slots, credit accrual, attendance, and discipline history. A final decision is made by administration and BOCES staff. 

    Can my child go to BOCES?

    Students can enroll in a Career & Technical program their 11th and 12th grade years. Your child will meet with their School Counselor for course requests to discuss BOCES options. 

    What is the process to get my child an IEP/504?

    Questions regarding special education services should be directed to Pupil Personnel Services at 607-324-1303 ext. 1109. 

    How can my child change their schedule?

    Questions regarding schedule changes should be directed to your child’s School Counselor. It is recommended to make schedule changes within the drop/add period. 

    My child took college level classes at the high school. How can I make sure he/she gets college credit?

    In order for your child to receive college credit, he/she must request an official college transcript from Corning Community College, Alfred State College, or Alfred University depending on which college level class he/she was enrolled in.  If your child took an AP exam, he/she should request AP exams scores by logging on to their College Board account.

     How does my child get working papers?

    Students can apply for working papers in the main office.

     My child is refusing to come to school, what can I do? 

    If your child is struggling with coming to school, contact your child’s Assistant Principal or School Counselor.  They will work together with you to come up with a plan that best meets your child’s needs based on the reason they are refusing to come to school.