Our Learning Community Values Respect and Responsibility for All
School Counseling Department Hours: 7:10 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Please feel free to contact the SMS School Counseling office at any time by phone at 860-668-3823 or via email.
The basis of the Suffield Middle School Counseling program is modeled after the developmental guidance philosophy and the five functions of a school counselor. SMS school counselors provide these services during an academic school year. They are as follows: Personal Counseling, Educational and Career Counseling, Appraisal, Referral, and Consultation. Developmental guidance is an approach that facilitates effective change and fosters the total development of each individual student. It is the philosophy of Suffield Middle School to provide the services of personal counseling, educational and career counseling, appraisal, referral and consultation for all students. Helping students to develop their ability to make personal, social, career and educational decisions that foster effective positive change is vital for their success, growth and maturity.
Community Health Services
Suffield Public Schools is proud to continue our collaborative partnership with Community Health Resources (CHR). CHR is a comprehensive mental health provider in our region offering a range of services including individual and family therapy.
CHR will be offering clinical services at Suffield Middle School throughout the school year. Please see click here for details.
Student Success Plans
The Student Success Plan (SSP) is an individualized student driven plan that will be developed to address every student’s needs and interests to help every student stay connected in school and to achieve postsecondary educational and career goals. The SSP will begin in the 6th grade and continue through high school to provide the student support and assistance in setting goals for social, emotional, physical and academic growth, meeting rigorous high school expectations, and exploring postsecondary education and career interests. Click here to read the Suffield Public Schools Student Success Plan Manual.