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1 Park St. Marathon, NY 13803

(607) 849-3251


Social Emotional Well-Being

  • The district-wide and building-level comprehensive developmental school counseling program plans, developed under the direction of certified school counselor(s), will be reviewed and updated to meet current needs. 

  • The advisory council which informs the comprehensive developmental school counseling program plan includes: superintendent, building principals, director of instruction, director of special education, school psychologist, guidance counselors, and social workers.

  • The plan addresses the program activities, timeline for implementation, objectives, evaluation and monitoring tools, and the school counseling curriculum. The plan provides contact information for community resources, programs, and services available to students and families.

  • The district is and will continue to provide professional development opportunities for faculty and staff on how to talk with and support students during and after the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as provide support for developing coping and resilience skills for students, faculty, and staff.  

  • Teachers K-12 will implement the mental health and school counseling and guidance curriculum.

  • Communication of best Social Emotional Practices:    

  1. Use of common language across district
  2. Strategies for staff and parents to help support students

  • Counseling staff-home visits as needed, referrals from teachers, and based on SchoolTool-generated attendance and academic data.

  • Appleby - Morning meetings will be utilized in each classroom to make connections with students on a daily (or as often as possible) basis.  Discussions may include health, wellness, and safety procedures.  

  • Counseling staff-push into classes for mini-social-emotional lessons.

  • Extracurriculars and athletics will meet in person with safety protocols in place, including any athletic guidance issued by NYSDOH or Cortland County public health.

  • High-risk sports and extracurricular activities should be virtual or canceled in areas of high community transmission unless all participants are fully vaccinated.

  • People who are fully vaccinated can refrain from quarantine following a known exposure if they are asymptomatic, facilitating continued participation in in-person learning, sports, and extracurricular activities.