School Counseling Department

Welcome to the SPMS Guidance Department

 MISSION STATEMENT
Swiss Point’s School Guidance program is designed to promote the formation of productive and responsible citizens by ensuring the academic, career and personal/social development of all students.

“13 REASONS WHY” PROGRAMMING INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Many of you may have heard about the show 13 Reasons Why which is currently on Netflix as a 13 part mini-series. The show is an extremely graphic dramatization of the main characters account of reasons why she chose to complete suicide. The series is rated TV-MA.

Several students (including middle school)  are talking about this show and some have stated that they are watching.  While we do not recommend that young teens be encouraged to watch the series, it is always the parent’s choice.  With that in mind, we would like to suggest that the parent watch it with them so that they may be able to use the opportunity to understand their child’s feelings and thoughts as they discuss the controversial and difficult topics.

Watching 13 Reasons Why may be a trigger for students who have been victims of bullying, sexual abuse and/or experience suicidal ideations or depression.  In light of that, we wanted to provide you with some background information on the show as well as resources for parents and educators.

The National Association of School Psychologists has published an article with considerations and resources for educators: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources/school-safety-and-crisis/preventing-youth-suicide/13-reasons-why-netflix-series-considerations-for-educators. The American School Counselor Association also recommends the use of this resource.

SPMS Counseling Team Members Email Address/Phone Number Counseling Team Member’s Assignments

Natasha Tebbs

 

 

(904) 547-8624

School Counselor

  • All 8th Graders (A – Z)
  • 7th Graders (A – L)

Caryn Patterson

[email protected]

(904) 547-8632

School Counselor

  • 7th Graders (M – Z)
  • All 6th Graders (A – Z)

Cynthia Dean

[email protected] Testing Coordinator

  • Testing
  • Student Aide Coordinator

 Missy Kennedy

[email protected]  Gifted Coordinator 

Holly Cioffi

[email protected]

(904) 547-8627

Guidance Secretary

  • Registration Appointments
  • Student Withdrawals
  • Student Records

Norma Miller

[email protected]

(904) 547-8626

Computer Operator and Attendance

  • Change of Address
  • Pre-Approved Absences
  • Attendance
  • Home Access Center (HAC)