• Manhasset Secondary School Counseling Program
    Kerry Fallon
    Director of School Counseling Services
    (516) 267-7611
    School Counseling Program
    In accordance with the guidelines established by the National and New York State School Counseling Associations, the K-12 School Counseling program of the Manhasset School District has been designed to address the developmental needs of each student and to assist you, their parents/guardians, in helping them as they progress from their earliest days in elementary school up to the planning involved in the development of post-secondary plans. Throughout the course of this journey, each student will have the opportunity to participate in individual and/or group activities designed to address their academic, social/emotional, and career needs. While the following list is not meant to be all inclusive, it will provide some insight as to the nature of the activities in which the counselors are involved.
    Role of the School Counselor
    • Assist in the transition of students to elementary school
    • Provide transition support as students move from elementary to middle, to high school and beyond
    • Counsel students who struggle with school phobia, negative peer and family relations,    drug/alcohol use, academic failure and stress
    • Work with teachers in developing/delivering age appropriate elementary school programs
    • Monitor the academic progress of each student
    • Provide direct counseling services to students individually and in support groups
    • Provide education and support services to parents
    • Provide consultation services to teachers
    • Facilitate referrals to community support services
    • Advise students on academic planning
    • Provide career guidance to students
    • Provide a comprehensive post-secondary planning program
    • Maintain an up-to-date library of career and post-secondary school information
    • Network with post-secondary schools