Guidance & Counseling Office

    • Ms. Vera Light, School Counselor - Grades 1, 3, 5
    • Ms. Mindy Moore, School Counselor- Grades K, 2, 4
    • Ms. Brittany Del Carmen, School Counselor- Grades K, 2, 4
    • Mrs. Susie Fister, Guidance Clerk
    • Mrs. Lottie Bethea, Informational Processing Clerk (IPC)


    Welcome to the Guidance Office! Our mission in Guidance and Counseling is to assist your child and his/her teachers in facilitating Harbour View's mission statement and goals for each and every student. Please call if we can be of service. 671-6100


    Dear Parents and Students:


    We are happy to announce that virtual family support sessions will be available at our school throughout the summer through the Zoom platform.  Sessions will be provided by our School Psychologist, Amy Mannik, Ed.S., and School Counselor, Vera Light. During these sessions, they will be providing information on a variety of topics with a focus on social/emotional/behavioral health for students. They will also be available to answer any questions parents or students may have related to mental health. To participate in one or more of the following sessions, please click on the link below at the time of the session(s).



    Date                                                    Time                Topic


    Tuesday, June 9, 2020                        5:15 p.m.         How to Access Community Resources          

    Tuesday, June 16, 2020                      5:15 p.m.         Managing Anxiety

    Tuesday, June 23, 2020                      5:15 p.m.         Navigating Social Media and Its Impact

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020                      5:15 p.m.         How to Get a Good Night Sleep

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020                          5:15 p.m.         Family Communication

    Tuesday, July 14, 2020                        5:15 p.m.         Transitioning to Middle School          

    Tuesday, July 28, 2020                        5:15 p.m.         Returning to School

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020                     5:15 p.m.         Improving Academic Motivation



    We sure do miss you all! Please look through the Powerpoint presentation for information about our School Counseling department during this time that we are embarking on this virtual journey thanks to COVID-19. It also contains a lot of great activities and resources.


    Please use the link below to contact and/or check in with your school counselor.

    Counselor Connections


    For fun social-emotional learning activities, please explore our Google Classroom.

    HVE School Counseling Google Classroom

    For social-emotional assignments, please sign in to the Google Classroom through your portal with this class code: 4cdk4tp.


    Mrs. Light and Ms. Lazo will be posting videos on social-emotional learning topics via Flipgrid.

     HVE School Counseling Flipgrid



    If you would like to request counseling services during this time, please use this link below to fill out a form requesting services.

    Request for School Counseling Services 


    If you are wanting Virtual School Counseling Services, please read the following Guidelines.

    Virtual School Counseling Guidelines

    School Counseling Services


    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 the school or call during "teacher hours" and make an appointment with us.  Making an appointment is the best in order to have uninterrupted time.  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 Harbour View Elementary a happy and rewarding learning experience.


    Counselor's Goals

    • 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 Character Education program
    • Coordinate the efforts of other professionals working for children
    • Provide orientation for children coming to Harbour View Elementary for the first time
    • Promote positive attitudes toward persons of diverse cultural, racial, ability, and socioeconomic backgrounds


    Health Services Program

    Parents are encouraged to call the school if they have health concerns regarding their child. The visiting health nurse provides health counseling, health education, and assistance with medical referrals and necessary follow-up.


    In case of a health emergency, “911” (emergency medical services) will be called and the parent/guardian will be notified immediately. In the event the parent/guardian cannot be reached, the person designated by the parent/guardian to call “in case of emergency” will be notified.


    During the school year, all students are eligible to participate in certain health services. Health screenings including, but not limited to, vision, hearing, and scoliosis will be conducted at various grade levels. Parents will be notified if these screenings indicate need for follow-up. If a parent does not wish for his/her child to participate in health screenings, they should send a written note to the principal on a yearly basis requesting their child be excluded from participation.
    Health services begin the first week of school.


    School health insurance forms are available upon request in the main office.


    Medicine and Medication

    If students are to take medication at school, an authorization form must be on file in the clinic naming the drug and the physician who prescribed the medicine, phone number of the physician, amount and times medication is to be given and the health condition requiring the medication. Students will not be permitted to take medication without a completed authorization form (including inhalers). The medicine is to be brought to school in the original container and kept in the clinic.


    Students are not allowed to keep medication in lockers, desks, purses, etc., or on their person; however, a metered dose inhaler as prescribed by a physician for asthma is permitted. Upon arriving at school, students should bring the authorization form and the medication immediately to the clinic. Schedule medication for times other than school hours if possible. Over the counter drugs, such as aspirin, asper gum, cough lozenges, cough syrup, decongestants, etc., should not be brought to school.



    All new students must register in the Guidance Office. Our personnel are familiar with all the requirements and can help you with questions, or click Enrollment & Withdrawal Process, under Parent's Corner, to get more information.



    As parents it is your responsibility to assure your child/children have regular, timely attendance. However, if a child is not in his/her classroom at the second bell, he/she must check in at the Front Office before reporting to class. Also, if children are chronically absent, tardy, or picked up early, notices may be sent from the Guidance Office in accordance with Marion County School System policies and FL statutes. Please call the Front Office if your child is absent. Upon your child's return to school, send a hand-written note as to the reason for the absence. If your child was seen by a doctor, please send the doctor's note.


    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 more than two copies, a charge will be assessed at 5 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 Harbour View Elementary 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 see your child's teacher. You will be required to provide self-addressed, stamped envelopes for this.