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Counseling Overview

Welcome! Please click on your counselor's name for a Back to School Night introduction video. 

Counselor Assignments Ext. Email Contact Preference
Mimi (Mirtala) Canas A-F 57211 mcanas@fusdk12.net Email
Teri Sorensen G-L 57261 tsorensen@fusdk12.net Email
Sarah Barwani (Nahigian) M-San 57220 sbarwani@fusdk12.net Email
Bonnie (Yvonne) Ronkainen Sao-Z 57607 yronkainen@fusdk12.net Email
Suzanne Ayriss Special Programs  57248 sayriss@fusdk12.net Email

 

How to schedule a meeting with your counselor

Parents/Guardians:

  • Email or call your student's counselor to set up appointment.
  • Student meetings are given priority.
  • Please note that counselors cannot accommodate drop-in visits from parents/guardian. Please schedule a meeting. 
  • Due to large counselor caseloads, please allow two school days for a response.
 
Students: 
 
  • For crisis situations, students can ask to see a counselor throughout the school day without a pass.
  • Students may see their counselor at brunch, lunch, or after school.

During the school holidays and breaks, counselors do not check their email regularly.  


 

A Note About Confidentiality

By law, most of what students share with their counselor is protected by confidentiality.  Below are examples of information that is NOT confidential.
  1. Academics

  2. Harm to self

  3. Harm to others (threats to others safety)

  4. Others harming students (neglect, physical or sexual abuse or assault, etc.)

  5. Violations on school property (stealing, distributing drugs/weapons, harm to school property/vandalism, etc.)

If you are ever unsure about what is considered confidential, please ask your counselor to review the limits of confidentiality and answer any questions you have. As counselors, our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for students to share, while at the same time, ensuring both student and school safety.

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