New Student Orientation

Central School welcomes our new students!

Welcome to Central School and the Glencoe Community!  We are so glad you are here.  We hope that you have enjoyed your summer and are beginning to settle into your new surroundings.  Before the school year gets underway, we would like to invite you to a meet and greet at Central School on August 24, 2017 at 2:00-3:00 pm.  This will give you a chance to tour the school, ask any questions that you might have, and meet fellow students who are new to Central as well.

Please RSVP by August 21, 2017 to Heather Olson (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Jason Glassman (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

We hope to see you there!

Mrs. Olson (5th & 7th grade School Social Worker)
Mr. Glassman (6th & 8th grade School Social Worker)

Social Work Services

Social work counseling is offered to students who are struggling with social or emotional issues that may be interfering with academic success. Any Central School student is eligible for social work services. Each of our social workers is assigned two grade levels. The grade level assignments rotate every year so that each student will have access to the same social worker all four years.

Difficulties may include:

- Peer relationship issues
- Family stress (divorce, loss, etc.)
- Motivational problems
- Self-esteem concerns
- Anxiety
- Depression
- Difficulty concentrating
- or any other issues that may be interfering with academic success

The social workers visit each advisory classroom at the beginning of the school year to introduce themselves, or in most cases re-introduce themselves to the students and explain how to access social work services as well as the types of situations that would typically require social work support. Students are encouraged to seek out social work support for additional assistance problem solving or coping with any given situation that is distracting them from their academic responsibilities.

Students may be referred for social work services by:

- Parents
- Teachers
- Principal/Asst. Principal
- Themselves

For more information, please contact:

Jason Glassman (5th & 7th grade)
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Heather Olson (6th & 8th grade)
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Amy Langendorf (District wide)
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