The school counselor is here to help students have a positive school experience. Our counselor talks with students individually or in small groups, as well as providing classroom guidance for all children. Consulting with teachers, parents, and other school specialists, our counselor helps facilitate and address children’s needs as well as sponsoring school-wide programs that promote a positive school climate and support the school’s Social and Emotional education goals. In addition, our counselor serves as a liaison between parents, the school, and community resources.
Often times, children face difficulties which may prevent them from working well in school. These could include upsetting events, such as divorce, job loss, a recent move, or a death in the family. Sometimes children have trouble adjusting to school or are having difficulty with their friendships. Please let our conselor know if there is a situation in which we can help your child.
TEXTBOOK RENTAL AND FEES
The term “textbook” means “systematically organized material designed to provide a specific level of instruction in a subject matter category, including a book, hardware that will be consumed, accessed, or used by a single student during a semester or school year, computer software and digital content.”
Textbook Rental Fee Statements are available on Skyward Family Access in late August under the Fee Management tab. Fee Payments are due by the payment due date. Payment arrangements may be made online via eFunds by the due date. A link to eFunds can be found on Skyward Family Access under the Fee Management tab of the district and school websites under “Quick Links” tab. If you do not have internet access you may contact your child’s school to request a paper statement.
Up to $8.35 in processing fees along with collection fees may be added if the balance remains outstanding after the due date, without payment arrangements being made. All returned checks will result in a $20.00 non-sufficient funds fee. Loss, theft, or “beyond use” damage fees will be assessed by the school and collected at the end of each semester or year.
If a student leaves Hamilton Southeastern Schools, no refund of fees aggregating $20.00 or less will be made unless there are extreme circumstances. Refunds over $20.00 will be processed through normal procedures. Material and Consumable fees will not be refunded and will be collected at full price unless the materials or consumables have not been issued or used. Textbook Rental Fees will be prorated based on number of days the student is enrolled in school.
RETURNED CHECK POLICY
According to HSE Board adopted policy, all returned checks will result in a $20 non-sufficient funds fee.