Guidance

Mrs. Cherie Burgess
Certified School Counselor

The School Counseling Department at Socrum Elementary School offers a safe and inviting environment where student-centered services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner.  We view the child from a holistic perspective, therefore, the focus of services is on the academic, social-emotional and career-based needs of ALL students.

Contact Information:  Phone:  863-853-6050   Email Preferred:  cherie.burgess@polk-fl.net

 

ADHD/ADD Resources:

https://add.org/new-to-adhd/

http://www.additudemag.com/

http://www.chadd.org/

American School Counselor Association (ASCA): https://www.schoolcounselor.org/

ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, career and social/emotional development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.

Polk County K-8 School Counseling Service Administration: Deidre Skaggs, 863-519-8197

Assessments (FSA): http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/

Attendance/Truancy: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/studentservices/attendance.htm

Bullying:  http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/studentservices/bullying.htm

Community Resource Guide: https://heartland.auntbertha.com/

Crisis Intervention: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/studentservices/crisisintervention.htm

Early Childhood & Pre-School Resources: https://polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learningsupport/ese/resourcesearlychildhood.htm

http://polk-fl.net/parents/preschool/default.htm

Employee Assistance Program (EAP): http://www.polk-fl.net/staff/employeeinfo/eap/

Enrolling Your Child In School: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/enroll/

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 

http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learning/esol/default.htm

Exceptional Student Education (ESE): http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learningsupport/ese/

Gifted Education: http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learningsupport/ese/gifted.htm

Grief/Loss: http://moodle.polk-fl.net/pluginfile.php/437091/mod_page/content/10/November%20BV%20flyer%20-%20Polk%20color.pdf

504 Plans: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/504-plan/understanding-504-plans

Headstart: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/preschool/headstart.htm

HEARTH: Homeless Education Advocates Restoring The Hope 

The HEARTH Project and Polk County Public Schools are dedicated to assisting homeless and in-transition families and children by eliminating barriers to school enrollment, attendance, stability, and overall academic success. We work to ensure that children experiencing homelessness have the same opportunities for educational success as housed students in Polk County.

http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learning/title1/hearth.htm

Homeschooling: http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/studentservices/homeeducation.htm

Hospital Homebound: http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/learningsupport/ese/hospitalhomebound.htm

Therapist Find: https://www.psychologytoday.com/

PCSB Transportation: http://www.polk-fl.net/districtinfo/departments/supportservices/transoperations.htm