- Noreen Hopkins 851-1211 email@example.com
- Ian Trombulak 851-1210 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deb Zmich 851-1208 email@example.com
- Christine Cooney - Registrar 851-1203 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Flo Kelley - Nurse 851-1347 email@example.com
- Karen Wells - Nurse 851-1212 firstname.lastname@example.org
High school students will meet individually or in groups with their counselor to discuss guidance services, student interests, goals and course selection. Parent-Teacher conferences will be arranged through the guidance counselor as requested and/or necessary. Academic, personal and career counseling is available to assist students in recognizing, understanding, resolving and coping with concerns and transitions. Exposure to new experiences and career opportunities are provided through the following avenues: enrollment in classes at the Green Mountain Technology & Career Center; field trips to college fairs for interested 11th and 12th graders; encouragement to participate in essay contests, leadership conferences, computer camps, science, math, language and writing opportunities; community work and learning opportunities. Additional services for Lamoille Union students include college, technical school and armed services representatives, VSAC Outreach Counselors, Upward Bound Staff, Lamoille County Mental Health Counselors, staff provided through the Safe Schools/Healthy Students grant program, Clarina Howard Nichols support personnel, Social and Rehabilitative Services staff, Lamoille Family Center, Adult Basic Education, and Job Corps. A library of college handbooks, occupational and career resources, armed service information and financial aid information is available in the guidance area for student use.
Educational Support Team
The Educational Support Team is designed to support students in working toward attainment of the VT Framework of Standards. Referrals to the Educational Support Team can be made by a guidance counselor, an educator, a parent or a student. The core team may include a building administrator, classroom teacher, guidance counselor, special educator, and others as deemed appropriate. The purpose of the team is to assist students having educational difficulties. After a student is referred to the EST, a plan for assistance will be developed and implemented. Referral forms are available in the office. If you have any questions, please contact the guidance office at extension 1203.
A school nurse is available to all students Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Unless it is an emergency, students who need to go to the Health Office should first get a pass from their teachers. The procedures for dealing with student illness in school, dispensing medication, meeting immunization requirements and other information that is important for assuring student's well being are included in the Health Information Packet distributed to each student at the beginning of the school year.
Parents are encouraged to make appointments for needed conferences with teachers by calling their student's counselor or teacher (see directory for names and phone extensions). Home support and cooperation with the school are necessary parts of assuring student achievement. Parent conferences will be required for unresolved student problems or academic failure.
Section 504 is a federal law to insure equal access to education for students with disabilities. Accommodations are made to assist students and a Section 504 plan is created by a team which may include classroom teacher(s), special educators, guidance counselors, and school nurse. Both type and extent of the disability determine the accommodations.; An annual meetings is held to review the Section 504 plan by a team of educators with supervision by an appointed administrator. Confidentiality of accommodations is maintained.
Special Education / 504 Compliance
It is the policy of Lamoille Union to comply with all federal and state laws concerning special education services (Policy 6.19), as guaranteed by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and subsequent Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Lamoille will be sensitive to the learning needs of all students and to the greatest extent possible, provide education services within the general classroom setting and additional academic support that may be needed. This implementation will consist of: strict adherence to state and federal eligibility standards; complete confidentiality for all students; ongoing training for general educators and collaboration with special education teachers to insure compliance to accommodations for special students; additional assistance as determined by the special education team comprised of parents, special educators, classroom teachers, and service providers.
The records of each student are recorded in folders in the office. Federal law provides that the parent be allowed to: see the child's permanent record within 45 days of a request; obtain copies of the records at a reasonable cost ($.10 per page); challenge the content of those records (in a hearing) for inaccuracies, inappropriateness, or violations of the student's privacy; enter a written response into that record; have a record explained, have it sent to other agencies, and be notified of any transfer of records.
Students and graduates 18 years of age and older have the same rights of access as parents. Individual Educational Programs (IEP's) for students who qualify for special education services are kept within the Special Services Department. The same laws apply to these records as to other student records. Discipline records are not a part of the student's permanent record.
Course Description Book
PSAT and SAT Information
CollegeBoard SAT : Go to collegeboard.org for testing sign up deadlines, testing sites and other info. Check with your school counselor if you have any questions.
PSAT Testing: Friday, October 20th. Sign up deadline is Friday, October 13th in guidance.
School Choice Application
The school choice application is available in February and will be posted here.