Guidance and Counseling
Meredith Hallford- 7th Grade Guidance Counselor
Michele Brooks- 6th Grade Guidance Counselor
Brenda Sugar - 8th Grade Guidance Counselor
Brenda Lloyd - Guidance Clerk
Jessica Harmon - Guidance Clerk
Allyson Sawyer, Information Processing Clerk
Welcome to the Guidance Office! Our mission as your child's counselors is to assist you and his/her teachers in facilitating Lake Weir Middle's mission statement and goals for each and every student.
We would like to invite you to come in and get to know us and the services we offer and those offered from this office. You may come by school or call and make an appointment with us. You don't need to wait until you have a problem or special reason! We hope that, together, we can lay a good foundation for future success and achievement by making your child's years at Lake Weir Middle a happy and rewarding learning experience.
Examples of the services that our counselors provide include the following services:
Help children understand themselves and others
Help to identify children with special needs
Provide crisis intervention
Develop plans to prevent academic/behavioral problems from developing
Provide Career Awareness programs
Coordinate the efforts of other professionals working for children
Provide orientation for children coming to Lake Weir Middle for the first time
Promote positive attitudes toward persons of diverse cultural, racial, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds
Registration: All new students must register in the Guidance Office. Our personnel are familiar with all the requirements and can help you with questions. Parents are encouraged to register their students between the hours of 8:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Registration paperwork can be found on the Marion County website.
Attendance: Attendance is taken each morning by the homeroom teacher. Any student not in class by 9:30 must report to the front office for a tardy pass. When a student has been absent from school, a note must be presented upon return to their homeroom teacher. If the student has been to a doctor, a note from the doctor is preferable. Parents, please read the Marion County Code of Student Conduct book for more information on the attendance policies. Lake Weir Middle School enforces these policies.
Signing Out Early: Please come to the front office to request to check out your students. You will need to show proper identification each time you check out a student. Please refer to the Marion County Code of Student Conduct about this policy. No one under the age of 18 may be allowed to check out a student. There will be no check-outs after 3:15 p.m.
Official Records: Your child's cumulative records are housed in the Guidance Office. If you need to review anything in the folder please, call ahead and make an appointment for someone to go over the contents with you. If you need a copy of any document in your child's folder we can provide it for you. If you request copies, a charge will be assessed at 25 cents per copy. Again, please call ahead and we will try and have it ready for you or will send it home via your child. If you are transferring out of Lake Weir we will make sure all necessary documents are forwarded to your child's new school.
*If you are a non-custodial parent who wishes to have copies of report cards, interim reports, and other routine school information, please come to the guidance office. You will be required to provide self-addressed, stamped envelopes for this.