hERE'S HOW TO cONTACT US:
We will respond within one business day.
GR 6 (all), GR 8, A-L
Ph: (941) 359-5824 or (567) 342-1270 (Google Voice)
Remind: Mrs. Clark BMS 129
Schedule an appointment
GR 7 (all), GR 8, M-Z
Ph: (941) 359-5824 or (941) 500-4323 (Google voice)
Schedule an appointment
Meals are not automatically free this year. Families who feel they will need assistance for meals are encouraged to apply for meal benefits or visit Sarasota County Schools / Homepage
Directions for creating a family portal
Step 1: Go to https://www.sarasotacountyschools.net/
Step 2: Click on “Parents & Students” at the top of the web page
Step 3: Scroll down and click on “Family (Parent) Portal”
Step 4: Click on “New User Registration” located just under the Sign-in
Step 5: Click on “I Accept” after reading the terms of agreement
Step 6: Fill out the New User Registration accordingly and submit
You will get a Confirmation Code sent to your email address once you submit. You will need that code when you log into your Portal Account for the first time.
Individual and Group Counseling (Tier 2, 3):
Contact Mrs. Clark or Mrs. Thomas by phone or through email for issues related to academic or personal/social needs of students. Service delivery may be virtual or in person. Our School Social Worker Anastasia DiLego also counsels students recommended for support services.
Outside referrals for more intensive therapy will be made as warranted. Booker Middle School provides therapeutic counseling on campus through contracted services with professionals and agencies such as the Safe Children's Coalition Youth Prevention Services, Allyson Fairchild, LMHC; Amy Claude, LMHC of Quiet Waters Therapy.
School Counselors enrich learners as advisors for National Junior Honor Society. Students volunteer for projects to improve the school and community. In the past, students have been involved in neighborhood cleanup, food drives, etc.
School-wide or Tier 1 initiatives
Large group or classroom counseling activities focus on objectives dealing with problem-solving, interpersonal relationship and coping strategies. In October, Bullying Prevention Month, students are involved in anti-bullying lessons and assemblies. Students also follow the district's instructional focus guide with monthly lessons focused on resiliency skills and includes parent newsletters.
Referrals for Assistance:
In addition to attendance intervention, our Home School Liaison (HSL), who is a social worker, helps families with emergency needs such as obtaining food, utilities, clothing, rent etc. Contact the Front Office and ask for Mrs. McClintock. She will assist with community resources.
Coordination of Services and Case Management:
Counselors collaborate with other professionals on bully reports and investigation' suicide and threat assessments; career counseling and truancy prevention measures. We will assist students with instructional continuity in academic needs by collaborating with the psychologist, ESE liaison, academic interventionists, social worker, nurse, teachers, truancy worker, administrators, parents and outside providers.
Counselors will work with students, teachers, academic interventionists and parents/guardians to facilitate pupil progression to the next grade.