Hey Joy Cubsters!
This is Mrs. Frymark. I am starting my fifth year as the counselor at Joy and my sixth year in the building. I grew up in Anchorage and came to Fairbanks to attend college at UAF and did not leave. I am married and have two sons, the newest one we welcomed this past summer. I like to relax by walking, reading, watching Netflix and Hulu, and playing with my boys. Here we are in school year 2020/2021. It has not started like we wanted it to but we can continue to look for the positives and opportunities that can come from it.
We will be doing remote conseling lessons as well. If in grades Kindergarten-2nd grade those lessons will be posted to your teacher's Seesaw and grades 3rd-8th will be posted to your Google Classroom. I will also do a quick synopsis on the counseling lessons page here on the webiste.
Above is still the request to see the counselor. If you need to speak with me about something please let me know either through that form or you can call me at the school or send me an email. I have also started Google Chat rooms for grades 3-8 as another avenue for discussion or way to contact me. My availability is going to be M-F 7:30-3pm. Any quesitons please let me know.
School counselors are not able to provide therapeutic counseling services to students in school, but do work with students and families in challenging times, providing a safe place in the school and communicating/coordinating with other staff as needed. School counselors can also help connect families with district and community resources. The school counselor’s office is a safe place for students to come when they need help working through problems they might be having, whether academic or social/emotional.