Open Enrollment Information & Application

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Beginning November 1, 2021, we will accept Open Enrollment applications for the 2022-23 school year. Open Enrollment students will be offered placement subject to capacity (school, grade level, program and/or services). The Open Enrollment application deadline is January 30, 2022 to be included in the Early Bird Lottery. If the number of applications exceeds capacity limitations, a random lottery selection will be made on January 31, 2022. - Tanque Verde USD


Welcome to the Tanque Verde Elementary School Counseling Website!

What do elementary school counselors do?
  • Teach classroom counseling lessons
  • Facilitate short-term small group counseling
  • Provide immediate and short-term individual counseling
  • Work collaboratively with teachers and staff
  • Consult with parents
  • Provide information and/or referrals for community resources to families
  •  If you feel your child would benefit from any of the above services please contact the school counselor 

    Counseling Referral Form

    Classroom Lesson Topics

    Our classroom curriculum is brought by Sanford Harmony, a social emotional learning program designed to teach kindergarten through 6th grade school children about cooperation, empathy, and effective communication. 
    Diversity and Inclusion
    • Discovering Commonalities 
    • Learning from Diversity
    • Building Community 
    • Who We Are
    Empathy and Critical Thinking
    • Thinking Outside The Box
    • Thought Bubbles
    • Recognizing Feelings
    • Relating, Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors 
    • Listening and Responding To Others
    • Collaboration in Action
    • The Communicator 
    •  Communication in the Media
    Problem Solving
    • Identifying Problems
    • Solving Problems
    • Name That Conflict Style
    • Step It Up 
    Peer Relationships 
    • I've Got Your Back
    • Clique Busters
    • Making Amends and Forgiving
    • Friendship Pledge 

    Group Counseling

    Group counseling is available to elementary school students, only with parental permission.  Topics of groups include: anger management, conflict management,  positive peer relations, dealing with separation and divorce, working though grief or loss, and helping handle problems with attention and distractibility.  Groups are limited in number and are conducted periodically throughout the year based on need.  If you would like your child to be a part of a counseling group, please contact the school counselor.

    Individual Counseling

    Individual School counseling is a component of the comprehensive school counseling program. Individual counseling is a responsive service in which we seek to meet the students' immediate needs and concerns. It is offered throughout the school year to students in a confidential setting. Students may request counseling themselves by putting a “Let's Talk" form in the dropbox outside of the counseling office. The parent/guardian of a child, teacher, or administrator, may also refer a student. Individual School counseling is goal-oriented and generally short-term in nature. If a student needs ongoing support, the school counselor can provide contact information for community resources in the area.
    *Counselors are mandated reporters and if students report unsafe conditions or situations, counselors are not allowed to keep that information confidential*
    Kelly Jeffries 
    School Counselor 
    Tanque Verde Elementary
    Phone 520-749-4244 x3103
    ROOM 103 
    Kelly Jeffries

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