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729 Hazen Road
DeLand, FL 32720
(386) 626-0053
    School Counselor/PST and 504 Contact

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Mrs. Copes' School Counselor web page!​​

    Below is information about:


    SEL Special Area K-5

    Individual support

    Special Events​

    Resources for Families

    I look forward to helping your child have the best year ever!

    Contact information – | 386-626-0053 x22597

    Parent/Guardian Request to see Student or Get Resource Information Form​

    SEL Special Area K-5 – At Citrus Grove I have the pleasure of going into all K-5 classes, once a month, as part of the special area schedule!  Lessons will include information on friendship skills, feelings, conflict resolution, decision making, self-control and other social skills.  When teachers see that their class needs help in a certain area they can request that I do a lesson on a certain skill (i.e. tattling, personal hygiene / germs, etc.).

    Lessons are taught using the following research based curriculum resources:

    Sanford Harmony

    Calm Mindfulness Meditation App

    Random Acts of Kindness

    Responsive Classroom 

    Individual Support is available to all students at the request of teachers, families, or students.  I am a resource to help students succeed in school.  Individual support within the school setting is short term.  If your child tells you he/she met with me, please don't be alarmed.  Sometimes students self-refer and visit with me once or twice, and are able to solve their own problem.  If students come to my office more than twice or it is of a serious nature families are contacted.  I feel fortunate to be able to spend time listening to students while providing a safe setting to help them work through challenges.   I feel as though I am another safe friend a Citrus Grove who is available to help students academically and emotionally.  ​

    Special Events – Throughout the year the following events are sponsored by the school counselor:  Backpack's for those in need, Unity Day, Red Ribbon Week, Families in need holiday support, Great Kindness Challenge

    Transitioning to Kindergarten can be a difficult time for families.  Below are some articles that will make the move to our eagle nest a smooth one!​

    Ten Things KG Teachers Wish Parents Knew

    Successful Transition to Kindergarten: The Role of Teachers & Parents

    Attendance Support

    Successful Mornings: Bedtime and Wake Up Tips...

    Attendance, What to Say Parents/Students

    6 Ideas That Will Make Your Kids Want to Get Ready in the Morning

    Waking up for School

    Community Assistance

    Human Services Programs​


    Health, Wellness, and Mindfulness Resources for Home ​  

    Resources for home​

    ​​Family Newsletters ​  

    September 2020

    December 2020

    Family Resources:  Your parenting mindset may be the most important way you impact your student's learning and development!  Here are 55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents , providing answers to my most FAQ (topics include Learning and Achievement, Family Well Being, Parent Readiness & Engagement, Back to School Anxiety, Children with Special Needs/ Abilities/ Personalities, Homework, Youth Sports, Bullying, Media & Technology, Discipline).

    12 Ways to Develop Your Child’s Organizational Skills

    Teaching Emotions

    Talking to Kids about Violence in the Media​