Standifer Gap SDA School

Large enough for excellence. Small enough to care.

Support Services


Counsel. Educate. Advocate. Empower.


What does student support services DO?

We work alongside teachers and parents to help students develop socially and emotionally, and to help remove any barriers they have to learning!


What is provided?

  • Bi-weekly classroom lessons with K-8th graders... (like how to take care of strong feelings, taking responsibility, communication skills, conflict resolution skills, how to include others, etc).
  • Small groups with K - 3rd grade students on topics such as friendship, anxiety, social skills, etc.
  • Student check-ins on an individual basis (15-20 minute conversations).
  • Community resource referrals (including longer term therapy services if desired).


What types of things do we talk with students about in class lessons and in small groups?

  • Making and keeping friends
  • Setting goals
  • Making good choices
  • Being responsible
  • Managing strong feelings
  • Conflict resolution
  • Different types of communication
  • Developing empathy


How can we support parents?

  • Helping to handle social or emotional concerns you have about your child
  • Improving parent-child communication
  • Family difficulties or concerns that affect your child at shcool
  • Referrals for community resources
  • Discussing concerns about your child's academic achievement


How can a student get individual support for a specific concern?




We are excited and honored to serve you and your child!


***Confidentiality and your family's privacy are important to us. What you or your child discuss with a counselor is private except in cases required by law (when abuse or neglect are suspected). Information can also be shared if the child gives permission to share with the parents or if a release form is filled out by the parent in order to share with outside counselors.***