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Welcome
Welcome to our Guidance page! Here is where I will be posting information about guidance lessons, e-learning and reviewing topics that we have learned throughout the year. 

If you would like additional information regarding programs/services provided, feel free to contact me at the school at (703) 590-1262 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:00 pm or through email/teams at castlejm@pwcs.edu.

Vision and Beliefs:

The vision for the Kerrydale Elementary School counseling program is to allow each student the opportunity to reach their fullest potential and to become life long learners. Through the help of the comprehensive school counseling program, Kerrydale students will be able to develop resiliency, responsibility and skills necessary to SOAR above expectations and have positive, life-long impacts on our school and community.

Mission Statement:

The comprehensive school counseling program at Kerrydale Elementary School will support the growth of each students in the areas of personal/social, academic, and career development to ensure each student is able to reach their highest potential and academic achievement. The Kerrydale Elementary School Counseling Department will collaborate with the administration, staff and families within the community to ensure that each student receives a world class education.



Philosophy
The Professional School Counselor at Kerrydale Elementary School believes:
1. All students can achieve at high levels.
2. Every student is valuable and is treated with dignity and respect.
3. All students will have access to high quality school counseling services, provided by a full-time licensed, professional school counselor.
4. All students’ ethnic, cultural, racial differences are considered in the design and delivery of school counseling services.
5. All students can expect that school is a safe and nurturing environment.
6. That committed, working relationship with stakeholders, especially parents and teachers, is paramount to student development.


By order of the Governor of Virginia, all Prince William County Public Schools will remain closed to students through the end of the 2019-20 school year (June 2020), due to the health concerns caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus).

KEY REMINDERS:

  • Spring Break will still occur as scheduled (April 6-10).
  • Community use of all PWCS facilities indoor and outdoor is canceled until further notice.

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