Neptune City School District


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Welcome to school year 2016-2017

We Believe…
  • Children have dignity and worth as human beings.
  • Children learn best when they feel good about themselves and their relationships with others.
  • Children who understand their feelings are better able to control their behavior.
  • Children are capable of making responsible choices.
  • Attitudes formed during elementary school shape future attitudes toward learning, self and society.

Young people face greater risks than previous generations:

  • Young people face increasing violence in our society and in their schools.
  • Some young people face hopelessness that can lead to self-destructive behavior.

Childrenaffected by these and other issues are not able to achieve at theirfull academic potential. The counselor's primary task is to help thembecome better learners by providing a comprehensive program thatincludes responsive services, individual planning, systems support anda guidance curriculum.

In Our Changing World

  • By age 21, today's young people have faced more decisions than their grandparents faced in a lifetime.
  • One out of five families move each year.
  • Everyone faces career decisions.

Your child's social worker Helps…

  • Children develop a better understanding and acceptance of themselves.
  • Children cope with family changes.
  • Children develop decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Children develop socially and emotionally, to mature in their relations with others.
  • Children to understand themselves in relation to their own development.
  • Parents understand their children's emotions, behaviors, and learning styles, and assist them in meeting their child's needs.
  • Schoolstaff, teachers and administrators understand and meet the needs of allstudents in intellectual, personal, social and emotional areas.
  • Parents and teachers create a positive learning environment.

Why call the social worker?

  • A problem on the on the playground has upset your child.
  • You have seen a change in your child's work and grades?
  • The teacher feels your child is having difficulty with the academics.
  • Your child feels bullied or scared at school.
  • A change in your family has occurred and this may upset your child.
  • Transitioning to the middle school, or first grade worries your child.

Questions you might ask the social worker

  • What in an IEP meeting?
  • How can I find out about outside counseling?
  • Do you know of groups for children?

Know The WEB–Navigating the information highway

Last Modified on August 19, 2016