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Welcome to General Smallwood Middle School's Counseling Department!







Mr. Ronnie Richmond
School Counselor
6th Grade - All Students
7th Grade - Students with Last Names A - L

This will be Mr. Richmond's first year at General Smallwood. He spent the past 8 years as a counselor in DC and Anne Arundel County. Mr. Richmond is passionate about helping students navigate the challenges of adolescence so that they live productive adult lives.

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Ms. Megan English
School Counselor
8th Grade - All Students
7th Grade - Students with Last Names M - Z

This is Ms. English's first year at General Smallwood. She has worked for Charles County Public Schools for the past 7 years teaching middle school reading as a special educator. Ms. English is passionate about helping all students reach their full potential and loves watching them work towards success. 

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Ms. Valerie Morris 
Counseling Secretary

Mrs. Morris is the counseling center secretary. Mrs. Morris has worked in administrative support for over twenty years in schools, hospitals, and private industry. She particularly enjoys working with and supporting students and their families.

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Ms. Gwen Carroll
Data Entry

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Services Offered



• Student Scheduling
• Conflict Resolution
• Classroom Guidance Lessons
• Individual/Group Counseling
• Referrals to Tier II/ Student Support Team (SST)
• Community Resources
• Consultations for parents, teachers, and other educators
• Grade Level Orientations
• Career Day and College Day
• Career Exploration
• Help ensure student success
• Parent-Teacher Conferences


Procedures

    

Enrollments:
• Must be done by parent or guardian
• Parent/Guardian must have a photo ID at the time of registration.
• Students must be withdrawn from current school
• Birth certificate and immunization records are required at the time of enrollment
• Two proofs of residency are required in order register your child. Some acceptable proofs are: Dead, lease, utility bill (electric, water/sewer, and gas). Please contact the Counseling Center for a complete list of acceptable proofs. Both proofs are due at the time of registration.

Withdrawals:

• Must be done by parent or guardian
• Parent/Guardian must have a photo ID at the time of withdrawal
• Please allot at least 20 minutes for the withdrawal process. Copies of paperwork needed to help with registration at the new school will be given: birth certificate, immunization record, current grades and/or report card, class placement, state test scores.
• You must return all school materials and settle all student debt

Make-Up Work Procedures:
Make-up work is only collected for students who are out for three (3) or more consecutive days. Students out less than three days can collect make-up work from their individual teachers.

Contact the Counseling Center with the students name, grade, and number of days work is needed. Work will be available two full business days after request is made. No work will be available the same day requested.

Scheduling Concerns:
Contact your child’s assigned counselor

Parent Conferences:
The General Smallwood counselors encourage regular parent/teacher communication. We ask that parents contact the teacher directly with any concerns in their class before contacting the counselor or Mrs. Morris to schedule a conference.



To schedule a conference or request make-up work, please call the Counseling Center secretary, Mrs. Morris at (301) 753-1786.




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