Welcome to the Guidance Department!
In the Middle School Guidance Department, our goal is to help each student achieve success academically, socially, and personally. From academic awards programs and parent/student orientations, to initiatives that help eliminate bullying in our school, we strive to work closely with parents, teachers, administrators and the community to achieve this goal.
Contact Us - We're here to help!
- Guidance Secretary Pamela Witkowski
858-3100, Ext. 12601 | Fax: 845-858-2761 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Guidance Counselors
Anthony Caporale - Students whose last names end in A - L
858-3100, Ext. 12611 | email@example.com
Bethany Harget - Students whose last names end in M â€“ Z
858-3100, Ext. 12612 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- School Social Worker: Erin Lehn
858-3100, Ext. 12645 | email@example.com
- School Psychologist: Jody Hanlon
858-3100, Ext. 12640 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dignity for All Students
The Dignity for All Students Act states that no student shall be subjected to harassment or discrimination by their peers or school employees based on their actual or perceived race, color, weight, national origin, ethnic group, religion, religious practice, disability, sexual orientation, gender or sex.
If this is occurring to you or someone you know, please report the incident to the administration, guidance or an adult. You can click on the link below to print a copy of the Port Jervis Middle School's Incident Report form. Completed form can be submitted to the Guidance Office.
The Middle School Dignity for All Students Act coordinator:
Assistant Principal Anthony Lazzaro, email@example.com
(845) 858-3100, Ext. 12500
Anti-Bullying Resources & Information: The Port Jervis School District Dignity for All Act Web Page contains information about the act and links to resources for students and families. Please check back for this page. It's being updated.
Guidance Support Services
The following services are offered by the Middle School Guidance Department. Please contact us if you wish to learn more about any of these programs.
- Program/Curriculum Development
- Academic Monitoring and Counseling
- Attendance Tracking and PINS Diversion
- Crisis Intervention
- Individual Education Plan (IEP) and 504 Counseling
- Parental Support and Community Referrals
- Alternative Program referrals and intakes
- PPST "Pupil Personnel Service Team" participants
- 504 Committee participants
- Student/Faculty "Mentor" Program
- Parent/Teacher Conference Scheduling
- Teacher Referral Intervention
- Student Mediation
- Student Groups Facilitators
- Standardized Testing Coordinators
- CORE Team participants
- Home Visits, as indicated
Comprehensive Guidance Plan
The district's comprehensive school counseling program integrates academic, career, and personal/social development. Counseling, consultation, collaboration, coordination, case management, guidance curriculum, and program evaluation are the primary delivery methods in an effective school counseling program.The purpose of a counseling program in a school setting is to promote and enhance the learning process.