Student Services Overview
Counseling services are available to all students at Fessenden Elementary School. The counselor is a special resource person on whom parents may wish to call. The counselor holds conferences with students, parents, teachers and administrators, and works with county and state agencies in carrying out a comprehensive guidance program. Such programs include orientation, testing of students and helping students identify and solve their personal and academic problems. These programs are further designed to help the student adjust both socially and intellectually to present day needs.
Any student concerns or complaints may be expressed through the Guidance Department.
TV Broadcast Studio - Our studio televises live announcements each morning. The show features: school news, schoolwide contests and updated student recognition. Students operate the entire show with supervision from the media specialist. The crew consists of anchors, camera, sound and video mixer technicians, announcers, and assistants.
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 the 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 complete authorization form (including inhalers). The medicine is to be brought to school in the original container and kept in the clinic.
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