Guidance Policies & Procedures

The counselors at Pickens Middle School help students learn to understand and deal with social, behavioral, and personal problems. We emphasize preventative and developmental counseling in order for our students to learn life skills needed to enhance personal, social, and academic growth.

We serve both parents and students through a variety of services such as:

  • Referrals to outside agencies to assist families in need
  • Student individual, small-, and large-group counseling
  • Crisis counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Transitioning skills from elementary to middle school as well as new students to our school
  • Student records
  • Collaborating with parent teachers, school administration, school psychologists, medical professionals, and social workers.

Head Counselor: Lynne Romanczuk
Counselor: Fran Sinkler

Registration: The following information is REQUIRED at registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Residence:
    Current electric, gas, water, cable, or satellite TV bill
  • Custody paper:
    In the case of divorce, only the custodial parent is allowed to enroll the student. Documentation of custody must be provided.
  • Immunization
    Certificates of immunization can be obtained from the Pickens County Health Department at 200 McDaniel Avenue in Pickens or from a private physician. Out of state residents have 30 days to acquire this certificate.
  • Withdrawal papers from previous school

Other information needed:

  • Free/Reduced lunch form
  • E-mail permission form
  • Placement information

WithdrawalA student will not be considered withdrawn unless a PARENT/GUARDIAN completes the necessary paperwork. At the time of withdrawal all books and materials must be returned; all fines, lunch fees, etc. must be paid.

Attendance:It is important that your child attend school on a regular basis to ensure academic success. If your child needs to be absent due to illness, etc. an excuse must be turned into the guidance office within three days of the child returning to school. Please refer tp the Pickens County Back to School Handbook for further information on Attendance Procedures.

Conferences: Please schedule all parent/teacher conferences through the guidance office.

Homework Assignments: Assignment requests for 3 or more days absent should be made through the guidance office.

Did you know? Being late for school hurts a child's learning as well. A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the year. Your child's success in school depends on having a solid educational background- one that can only be gained through regular school attendance.