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Information for high school counselors on graduation requirements related to school closures

The DOE presented webinars for high school counselors explaining graduation requirements related to school closures due to the coronavirus. Take a look at the PowerPoint presentatiton from the webinar.

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DOE guidance on how to document IEP-mandated services: School counselors, social workers, psychologists, Vision Education Services and Hearing Education Services

The city Department of Education released this guidance about encounter attendance for school counselors, social workers, psychologists, Vision Education Services and Hearing Education Services.

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School counselors: Share these college planning webinars with your students

Since the students aren’t physically in front of us, Sallie Mae will offer webinars on the key topics of understanding financial aid offers and planning for college to enhance the wonderful work you are already doing.

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School counselors, social workers and psychologists: DOE guidance on encounter attendance

The city Department of Education released this guidance about encounter attendance for school counselors, social workers and psychologists.

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Student Debt Relief Program for UFT Members

School counselors are eligible for the UFT's Student Debt Relief Program, an exclusive benefit for UFT members.

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Guidance from the Department of Education on non-mandated counseling for school counselors, social workers and psychologists

The city Department of Education released this detailed guidance about non-mandated counseling during this period of remote learning.

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School counselors: Our work for the April 9-17 period

It has been a tremendously stressful time for our students, our families and us. The Department of Education agreed with the UFT that a change of pace and focus was in order during the seven days that would have been the spring break in a normal year.

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Guidance from the Department of Education on mandated reporting

The city Department of Education released this detailed guidance about mandated reporting during this period of remote learning.

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Here's an FAQ about remote counseling

Many of you have reached out to me with questions while we are working remotely during these unprecedented times. Those of you who are mandated service providers have inquired about parent/guardian contact, specifically regarding obtaining parent consent. I've also received questions about counseling supports, group counseling, confidentiality and recording encounter attendance for remote sessions in SESIS.

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Remote work updates for school counselors

Thank you again for your patience and for all the hard work you're doing during this challenging period of remote learning. I know there are still some unanswered questions about our rights and responsibilities. Here are some updates from the union's conversations with the city Department of Education.