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DOE guidance for itinerant counselors

The following email was sent on Sunday, Sept. 13, to school counselors from Chapter Leader Rosemarie Thompson.

School counselors meeting minutes and a clarification on DOE guidance

The following was sent to all DOE-employed school counselors on Aug. 27, 2020.

DOE guidance on blended learning for school counselors

With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, school counselors have many unanswered questions. The DOE and the UFT together released guidance on how related services counseling will be delivered if schools do open with a blended learning model.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.