The Mayfield Central School District Comprehensive School Counseling plan has been written to reflect an organizational framework and approach based upon the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model, the New York State Curriculum Framework, New York State Standards, and current best practices. The school counselors have created this plan to reflect the specific needs and goals of Mayfield Central School District. Mayfield Central School District’s K-12 Comprehensive School Counseling Plan is updated annually by the certified school counselors and reflects the yearly needs of students in the district.
School Counselors have met to update the district-wide and building level comprehensive plans for the 2020-2021 school year to reflect the adverse needs of students due to COVID-19. The plan includes program objectives, activities, program development and maintenance planning, school counseling curriculum, professional development planning, and evaluation methods based on data analysis to support positive student outcomes.
The Mayfield Central School District’s advisory council consists of parents, Board of Education members, K-12 administrators, community mental health providers, teachers, certified school counselors, the K-12 school social worker, and the K-12 school psychologist. The advisory council will meet twice a year for the purpose of reviewing the comprehensive developmental school counseling program plan, advising on the implementation of the school counseling program, and giving recommendations for program updates that best meet the needs of students.
K-12 school counselors and the school social worker have created a list of community counseling resources that will be shared with students and parents in the district via email, as well as posted on the District website. The District will provide social-emotional, behavior and mental health services to students and families through a designated social-emotional curriculum, remotely as well as in-person and provide referrals to community resources. In addition, K-12 school counselors and the school social worker will continue to be available to students and families remotely and in-person for one-on-one sessions as needed. The K-12 Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) team has created a district-wide referral form for parents and school staff to use to report students in need, whether the concern is behavior, academic, mental health, etc. The PPS team will continue to meet weekly to evaluate referrals and student needs. The PPS team will meet with students and refer them to community resources as needed. The PPS team will use referral forms that were provided to the team by the specific community counseling resource that the team is referring the student to.
The District will provide professional development for faculty and staff at the beginning of the school year on Superintendent’s Conference Day. School staff will have opportunities for developing safe practices and supports during their Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings. Faculty and staff will stay up to date with COVID-19-related procedures as the school year progresses through communication with administrators, local government, and HFM BOCES. Faculty and staff will participate in training regarding coping strategies and resiliency as trainings become available. Students will also receive coping and resiliency skills education through a social-emotional curriculum taught by the school counselors and the school social worker.