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.
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.
The city Department of Education released this guidance about encounter attendance for school counselors, social workers and psychologists.
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.
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.
The city Department of Education released this detailed guidance about mandated reporting during this period of remote learning.
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.
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.