Gilbert Community School District is preparing to welcome all students back to their classrooms on August 27, 2020 using appropriate COVID-19 mitigation strategies. We will be working closely with Story County and IA Dept. of Public Health as well as following recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Our planning also provides options for on-line instruction, should the need arise due to health concerns related to COVID-19.COVID-19: Return to Learn, Communication & Summer Resources
Philosophy & Beliefs
Counselors at Gilbert Community School District believe that all students have dignity and worth, all students have the right to participate in the school-counseling program and that all students, K-12 shall have access to a full-time, state-certified school counselor to deliver the counseling program.
The Gilbert Community School Counseling Program will be planned, coordinated and managed by a school counseling team in conjunction with other school, parent, or guardian and community representatives. It will be comprehensive in scope, developmental in design and preventative in nature. This includes facilitating work in academic, career and personal/social domains; and will use data to drive program development, direction and evaluation including activities targeting under-served student populations.
All counselors in the Gilbert Community School District will be student-focused and driven by the desire to know and work with all students to help them become more productive members of society, participate in professional development activities essential to maintain a quality school-counseling program, and abide by the professional school counseling ethics as advocated by the American School Counselor Association.