Guidance & Counseling
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Conroe ISD is committed to the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional success of all students. Students will develop a healthy sense of self and consideration for others, recognize diversity with understanding and respect for others, successfully manage their emotions and behaviors, and make responsible decisions. The District is dedicated to fostering an environment where students thrive and reach greater heights than ever before.
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The Guidance and Counseling Program in Conroe ISD exists to provide support and guidance to all students as a means to foster academic success, post-secondary/career readiness, and personal/social development. The Guidance and Counseling Program in Conroe ISD (PK-12) is focused on helping our students be successful learners, taking ownership of their futures, identifying the pathways to those futures, and take the steps necessary along the way to reach their goals. The program is also designed to assist those students who may experience academic, social or emotional roadblocks. In elementary and intermediate schools, the focus is on building good citizens, developing resiliency, as well as developing those skills necessary to be successful academically. Students take their first look at future careers and begin to hear about post-secondary opportunities. In junior high, planning for the future takes on new urgency. Counselors work with students, not only to plan their academic pathway to graduation, but to investigate careers, majors, and colleges. Naviance, a web-based career/college exploration and planning system, is introduced to students as they begin their search and start their high school academic planning. Social, emotional priorities and brain health are also addressed. In high school, the focus becomes more specific to future plans, academics, and making sure the student not only has the academic prerequisites for future endeavors, but also has a clear pathway on how to reach his/her goals. Once again, Naviance is a powerful tool in helping students and counselors track progress toward attaining academic, career, and post-secondary goals. Counselors support students by helping to reduce any barriers that prevent them from reaching those goals. They also help students find financial opportunities that are available which enable them access to the education they want and need to fulfill their plans. Resilience and mental health are emphasized throughout their educational years.
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The District’s Suicide Protocol is designed to assist staff members in responding to student threats of suicide or self-harm. A suicide threat is any indication through words, in writing or behavior indicating a person may have self-destructive tendencies and/or the intent to take their own life. The District will not ignore any suicide threat.
View Suicide Protocol Packet – English Version
View Suicide Protocol Packet – Spanish Version
1. Secure Student
- DO NOT LEAVE STUDENT ALONE. Do not send the student back to class. Do not allow the student to get on the bus or drive home. Make sure an adult is with the student at all times (including bathroom and lunch). Do not allow the student to enter any locked facility alone.
- Staff should speak calmly to the student and do their best to protect the student’s privacy. The student needs to be made aware of the limits of confidentiality (harm to self, harm to others or being harmed will lead to needing help by informing parents/guardians and/or helping agencies).
- Listen to the student. Let them tell you their story. Do not add words or clarify with specific words.
2. Complete the Student Conference Form
Complete the Student Conference Form to guide discussion.
3. Notify Parent/Guardian
- The School Counselor will contact the parent/guardian immediately using the student information on View-it.
- Document parent/guardian name, date, time, and contact number if different than on View-it.
- When speaking with the parent/guardian, ask that they come personally to pick up their student. If they say they cannot personally come to campus, ask them who is an adult that is available to come.
- If parent/guardian refuses to pick up their student, the school counselor will collaborate with the Campus Administrator.
- If the parent/guardian cannot be contacted, the School Counselor and an Administrator will contact the campus CISD Police Officer. If the Officer is unavailable, contact CISD dispatch at 936-709-8911. CISD Police will assist in assessing the situation and making phone calls or transporting if necessary. If it is necessary to have EMS or CISD Police transport the student, an Administrator and/or School Counselor should accompany the student and stay until the parent/guardian arrives.
4. Conference with Parent/Guardian
- The School Counselor will conference with the parent/guardian when they arrive on campus. If the parent/guardian does not come to the campus, the conference would take place on the phone, zoom, or other available options.
- Complete the Parent/Guardian Conference Form (page 6) to guide discussion.
- Complete the Parent/Guardian Letter (page 7) and give a copy to parent/guardian.
- Complete the Release of Confidentially Agreement (page 8) if applicable.
- Provide parent/guardian paper copy of Resources (pages 13-14) and explain each option.
- DO NOT mandate the parent/guardian take the student for a mental health or other type of evaluation before returning to school. Make sure the parent/guardian understands that the child is welcomed at school and is not being punished.
- It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to determine care for their child.
5. Notify Campus/District Personnel
The School Counselor will contact the appropriate campus and/or district personnel and document the Name, Date, and Time of Contact.
- Diagnostician (if student receives special education services):
- LSSP (if student receives special education services):
- Campus 504 Coordinator (if student is under 504):
- District Crisis Intervention Specialist (if necessary):
6. Before the End of the Day
- Email the parent/guardian before you leave for the day. RECAP the meeting and event, reiterate the resources you provided, and clarify we are here to work together in creating a safety plan that supports the family and the student at school.
- Complete Suicide Protocol in View-it.
7. Follow Up
Call the family the next day to check on the student and see if the parents/guardians need any further resources or support.
8. Reentry Plan
- If student is returning from medical care or upon parent request, the School Counselor will coordinate a Reentry Meeting. The student may return before this is complete, but all efforts should be made to develop a plan prior to reentry.
- If necessary, a follow up meeting will be scheduled to discuss additional support for the child.
- Complete a Reentry Conference Form with the parent/guardian and school personnel to guide discussion.
- Maintain all paperwork and have available upon request.
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