We are here to help our students succeed at school and in life. Schedule changes and academic advising are just a small part of what we do. We also do classroom presentations and lessons, in addition to group and individual counseling for issues such as conflict resolution, stress, personal and emotional issues. We solicit the help of the School Psychologist in situations that may need more in-depth intervention or therapy. We are here to help! Come see us in the Counseling Center, call, or email us with any and all questions that you may have. Phone: 801-412-2811
For Students: Sign up to talk to your counselor on the Clipboard *Please not that counselors try to call down students within 48 hours. The clipboard is NOT for urgent matters, in those cases please come into the counseling center and ask to see a counselor immediately.
Thursday, November 29th, 2018 As part of the CTE program here at Elk Ridge Middle School, eighth grade students are encouraged to participate in our Job Shadowing Day. This is a chance for an 8th grade student to take an individual field trip to a workplace to see for him/herself what that particular environment and employees’ daily activities are like. This experience supports career exploration, which is an extremely important part of every middle school child’s education.
Packets went home last week with students. In order for students to participate in the job shadow the following must be completed:
Read and sign Job Shadowing form.
Find a local business or employee that matches your student’s career interest area.
Call that business or employee to explain Job Shadowing and arrange for your student to visit on November 29th, 2018. Job shadowing activities usually last 3-6 hours, as long as you feel is necessary for the student to get a clear understanding of the career expectations, training and gather the necessary information.
Have your 8th grade student complete the “ERMS 8th Grade Job Shadowing Application” form. (Due Tuesday, November 27th)
After your job shadow, turn in the “Job Shadowing Observation Report.” (Due no later than Monday, December 3rd to have absence excused)
If you have questions, please contact Mr. Bennett at 801-412-2819 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional copies of these forms can be located below.
Dear Parents: We are happy to announce the implementation of the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services for all students in the state of Utah. SafeUT is a new tool designed to provide confidential two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors or school staff through the SafeUT Mobile App, text number (coming soon) or Web. SafeUT Services are provided through the University of Utah's Crisis Center at the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) and all interactions are handled by licensed clinicians as part of their comprehensive crisis response services. Students who call or start a crisis chat or text through the mobile app or web will connect directly to a UNI crisis counselor at the UNI CrisisLine. The UNI CrisisLine provides 24/7 crisis intervention and emotional support to anyone in any type of crisis. Students can also use the SafeUT phone app or website to send non-crisis tips to school officials regarding topics such as bullying, cyberbullying, gang activity, drug & alcohol activity, and more. All tips are commpletley anonymous. SafeUT helps to provide students with a safe and secure school environment and provides our school administration with the communication and management tools needed to help and manage on-campus situations. Students will receive training on how to use the SafeUT Crisis & Tipline Services by their school administrators. The SafeUT Mobile App is available in the Apple and Google Play stores. Search "P3 Tips" and select "SafeUT".
Key Features of SafeUTThe SafeUT program and app help youth stay healthy and safe in schools by providing high-quality, confidential counseling services. The app’s key features include:
Confidential and password protected services
Real-time, two-way communication with SafeUT crisis counselors available 24/7
Tips can be submitted with picture and/or video
Mobile app works with Apple & Android devices
SafeUT’s Crisis Services Safe UT answers crisis calls, texts, and chats – about yourself or someone else – 24/7. These free services are confidential. Our counseling topics include:
Depression, anxiety, or other mental health issue
Loss and grief
Bullying and cyberbullying
Drug and alcohol problems
Any life challenge
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