Do you have a letter template written to send to parents this Fall? The Counselors at Normal Community High School have created a template that they use that you may be able to craft for your needs. They shared their letter in the High School Counselors Group on FB. Here is the template:
Welcome to (School Name)! We are looking forward to working with you and your student during their high school career! As your school counselors, we have a lot of great things planned for families and students. We are here to help your student gain success in high school and beyond!
(School Name) has 6 professional school counselors and 1 College and Career Counselor.
Our Duties: School counselors take on many different roles within a school. Our duties include classroom guidance lessons (during homerooms), small group and individual counseling, as well as consultation with parents, teachers, and administrators. While counselors do not discipline students, we can assist with positive behavior strategies. Our goal is for each student to develop socially, emotionally, and academically, and we strive to create a safe and positive environment in which each child can accomplish this.
School counselors work with students for a variety of reasons, including: academic concerns, college/post-secondary planning, career preparation, personal struggles, mental health concerns, and peer issues. We can also assist our families in times of hardship, as we have access to many community resources. As counselors, we are dedicated to helping each child succeed in school and life.
Please contact us if we can ever be of assistance. Please visit our website to learn more and to connect with us on social media. (URL link here) We are active on Twitter, Facebook, and Remind text messaging.
We look forward to serving you and your student(s)!
(Counselor Names, Phone Numbers and E-mail addresses listed here)
Sincerely, NCHS Counselors
Here is a link to their actual letter if you want to see an example: file:///C:/Users/JASONB~1/AppData/Local/Temp/parent%20welcome%20letter%20on%20letterhead.pdf