Middle School Counseling Office

Teresa Davis-Holt
Teresa Davis-Holt, School Counselor Grades 6-9
Geneseo Central School District
4050 Avon Road  .  Geneseo NY  .  14454
Office Hours:  M-F  7:45am - 3:30pm
Phone: (585) 243 - 3450 ext. 1119
Fax: (585) 243 - 2511

 LUNCH AND LEARN - Students in Gradese 8-12:  Join us on Wednesday, May 27th at noon for a Zoom conversation with two electricians.  5/27/20 Lunch and Learn Flyer

**Please fill out the form below if you would like your school counselor to check in on you during our school closure.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeheGmpzqJvhj7q6ON6njtR-hDJaPNbIMhXKLh_Rr0Zbukhdg/viewform

Resources for Students and Parents during COVID-19

Join Livingston County Mental Health and Mrs. Holt for a Free Parenting Workshop

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Dear Geneseo Families,

We hope you are staying safe and healthy as our community and country navigates these unprecedented times.  This can be an especially difficult time for anxious children and adolescents and not having the structure of the school day can add to their stress. 

Following are some resources that may be useful to you and your adolescent.

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/helping-kids-cope-with-the-covid-19-pandemic/

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

https://bbyo.org/about/parent-pulse-march-2020#wellnesscorner

We will be checking voicemail and email from 7:45am - 3:15pm Monday through Friday.  In addition, we will be reaching out to students/families for counseling appointments and high school planning meetings.  We hope to continue to connect with you, even though we can’t be at school together.  

If your child is experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact your child’s health care or mental health provider, or call Lifeline at 211.  Livingston County Mental Health Services at 243-7250 or Noyes Mental Health at 335-4316 may also be a resource for ongoing mental health support.

If you have academic questions, please reach out to teachers directly via email.  We will do our best to support you as we all navigate these uncertain times. Please check your email and the district website for updates.  Thank you for your support and flexibility. We miss seeing our students, but we know that will get through this together!

Regards,

Teresa Davis-Holt, School Counselor Grades 6-9      teresaholt@geneseocsd.org    243-3450 ext. 1119

Gretchen Pratt, School Counselor Grades 10-12       gretchenpratt@geneseocsd.org   243-3450 ext. 1319

Community Partner Update regarding COVID-19


Welcome to the Middle School Counseling Office!       

Counseling Services  

Counseling services are designed to be developmental and foster optimal learning conditions for each child.  The school counselor works closely with students, parents, faculty and administration to provide academic guidance, personalsupport and family guidance, and academic planning for all students at Geneseo.

Success in Middle School

Staying organized and on top of assignments can be a challenge for middle level students.  If you'd like to know what assignments your middle schooler has, check out the team and teacher websites below.  Each middle level team encourages every student to use his/her agenda to keep track of assignments.  Please encourage your student to carry his/her agenda to every single class and check it at home.  Students at this age benefit from explicit instruction in organization and time management skills.  You can help your child stay organized by regularly helping them organize their binders and materials and planning ahead for assignments.  

               6th grade Team 

               7th grade Team

               8th grade Team

Monitoring academic progress is a great way to stay involved and encourage a good work ethic.  Students and parents can access grades through our School Tool Portal.  Students have access by using their regular computer login.  Parents can access the School Tool Portal by providing an email address and contacting the Counseling Office Secretary, Pam Hammond, at the extension above to set it up.              

Other Resources

Test Taking Tips

Test Anxiety

Castle Learning

Early College Planning

Genesee Valley Health Partnership

Livington County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse (CASA)

Livingston County Mental Health

The Child Mind Institute

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