School Counseling Office (Guidance)
Hours: 8:00 am- 4:00 pm
Phone: 518-854-6010/ Fax: 518-854-6974
Kristin Eastman, 7-12 School Counselor
Katelynn Dixon, K-6 School Counselor
Laura Leblanc, Counseling Secretary
Welcome to the Salem Counseling Office! Here you can find links to registration paperwork, directions for the parent portal, helpful web pages, this year's scholarship opportunities, and a calendar of upcoming guidance events. Keep checking back as we will be adding information throughout the school year.
The counseling department provides a program of counseling to support the academic and emotional needs of our students. We are dedicated to the belief that all students can learn. Expectation of high student performance is balanced by a positive and nurturing philosophy. This approach has created a school environment filled with student and staff pride in its united quest for excellence. The office is open year-round. Hours are 8 am to 4 pm during the school year, and 7:30 am to 3:30 pm during the summer.
Please call our office at 518-854-6010 or email:
Kristin Eastman: firstname.lastname@example.org (ext.612)
Katelynn Dixon: email@example.com (ext. 627)
Laura LeBlanc: firstname.lastname@example.org (ext. 610)
Working Papers For Students
Once a student reaches the age of 14, they are able to apply for a working permit. In order to do so, you can either print off the attached forms or pick up copies from mrs. Leblanc in the guidance office.
It is only necessary for a parent/ guardian to fill out part i of the application for employment certificate form. We don't need proof of age because we already have that handy!
The second form must be signed by the student's doctor. In some cases, the school's nurse may be able to sign the form (this requires that we have an up-to-date physical on file in the school.)
Once those papers have been filled out, return them to mrs. Leblanc in the guidance office in exchange for the working card!
WSWHE BOCES CTE "Women In Trades" Opportunities
Salem Washington Academy and the other component school districts in the WSWHE BOCES are hoping to change perceptions by working together with education, business, and community leaders to inspire more young women to get into the trades and to think more about non-traditional career paths. We are hoping to help women realize there are opportunities for learning and careers right in our own region and empower their future.