Jonas E. Salk Guidance FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions: This page contains answers to common questions of students and parents.

Why would you visit your Guidance Counselor?

Generally: If you need help! Your counselor can assist you with:

  • problem solving
  • decision-making
  • goal setting
  • getting organized (Use your Reminder Binder!)
  • mediating conflicts (bullying, issues with friends)
  • course selection for next year/scheduling
  • discuss with parents and teachers about academic progress
  • counsel students individually and in groups
  • discuss ways to meet people and get involved

When can you visit your Guidance Counselor?

Immediately, with your teachers permission, if you are having an emergency or crisis

  • Make an appointment by stopping by Guidance
  • During Lunch or Work Study

Can I pick up assignments if my son or daughter is absent?

  • If a student is absent for one day, he or she should call a buddy from each class to find out the work that was missed.
  • If a student is absent for two or more days, parents can call the Guidance Department at (516) 434-7362 and request work. It's best to call in the morning so we can coordinate with the teachers and have the work available for pick-up in the afternoon.