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Guidance Department
Welcome to River Ridge's Counseling Page!

WHILE YOUR STUDENT IS LEARNING FROM HOME, VISIT OUR BELOW SITE FOR STUDENT AND PARENT RESOURCES AND ACTIVITIES. You'll find a template for setting a daily schedule, dealing with stress, getting along with siblings while cooped up in the house, and MORE!

Promoting Success for all Students
The goal of River Ridge’s counseling department is to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they can achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society.
What do Elementary School Counselors Do?

School counselors have many roles/duties. They deliver classroom guidance to students, consult with parents and staff members, work with outside agencies, and conduct individual and group counseling. In addition to these tasks, the counselors at River Ridge coordinate and manage gifted testing.

Click here for information from the American School Counselors Association about the role of school counselors.

Parent Library

Need resources? The counseling office houses a number of resources available to parents. These resources cover topics such as: childhood disorders, positive parenting, helping children through difficult situations such as grief and divorce, and much more! If interested in borrowing resources, please contact the guidance department by email or phone. If we don't have what you are looking for, we can steer you in the right direction! 

Assistance Programs

We offer a variety of assistance opportunities to our families. We have a supply closet that includes school supplies, clothing, and toiletry items. Additionally, our school is partnered with Columbia County Community Connections through their "Food 4 Kids" program, offering weekend food bags to supplement weekend meals. Many of our families take part in a Christmas assistance program hosted by Columbia County Foundation for Children. If you ever find yourself in need of resources, please contact the counseling department! We are here to help!