K – 12 School Counseling Services

Parental Notification

Caroline County Public Schools Counseling Program is designed to meet the needs of all students. Each School’s program is designed to be inclusive, preventive and developmental in nature and based on Standards for School Counseling Programs in Virginia Public Schools. These standards are designed to complement and support the Virginia Standards of Learning and ensure that all students in grades K-12 receive support in academic, career, and personal/social development.

The School Counseling Program also includes responsive services that address students’ immediate needs and concerns. These services are delivered through prevention and intervention activities. These needs can be met through individual/small group counseling; consultation with parents, teachers and other educators; and referrals.

A student will meet with the school counselor when he/she requests counseling; parents, teachers, administrators and other school staff members refer the student; and/or the school counselor initiates contact.

Parents have the options to withdraw their child(ren) from all or any portion of the school counseling program by completing an opt-out form obtained from the school office. This request will be filed in the Student Record and staff advised of student non-participation. Opt-out requests will not transfer from school to school. Parents will need to complete an opt-out request form each time a student changes schools and at the beginning of each school year.

The opt-out provision excludes any short duration personal/social counseling which is needed to maintain order, discipline or a productive learning environment; respond to a crisis situation where there exists an immediate threat to the health and safety of the student or others; or follow-up to determine progress with a student who has previously participated in individual or group counseling.

Materials used with students in the School Counseling Program are available for parent review and comment by making arrangements with the school counselor.

For more information regarding the School Counseling Program contact your child(ren)’s individual school.

October is National Bully Prevention Month

October is National Bully Prevention Month and we are joining together to create unity and prevent bullying here at CMS and across Caroline County.

Please show your support by participating in the three opportunities we have for you and your family.

  • On October 5th, wear BLUE to show your support of a bully free lifestyle.
  • On October 17th, take a family walk to encourage unity and discourage bullying
  • On October 21st, wear ORANGE to support unity in families and our community.

Be sure to post photos and videos on the CMS facebook page with #OneCaroline

Flyer telling about October Events for National Bully Prevention Month.  Information from flyer is located on this post.
Thank you for your support!

Virtual Cooking Class: Thursday, October 1, 2020

Virtual Cooking Class

Cookbook and measure cup picture

Join us as we welcome Beth Jimenez from the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office as she helps us save money and time in the kitchen.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

What’s for breakfast? Is it lunchtime?

Virtual learning can be a challenge to the food bill.  Learn some fun, quick and healthy ways to start the day along with quick fix lunch ideas.

For more information call 804-633-7083

Register here: https://forms.gle/yqpnhW2NEPUfeZoFA

Eagle Scholars Update for 6th Grade

6th graders in at least one advanced course will have the opportunity to become an Eagle Scholar.  Eagle Scholars will develop interests and complete an in-depth research project over the course of the year.  This will create a change in advisory course for students who select to participate.  Announcements for signing up for Eagle Scholars will come out at report card time, rather than the previously noted interim time due to the calendar adjustments and adaptations to the virtual learning model.  We look forward to launching this new program!