Guidance

Welcome to the Mason Elementary Guidance Homepage


Meet Saponda Lee, School Counselor

I am enjoying my third year here at Mason. I received my Master’s degree in education in School Counseling from the University of North Florida and my Bachelor’s degree from Troy University in Social Science. Prior to becoming a school counselor I served as a child protective investigator with the Florida Department of Children and Families for a number of years. I am excited about being a member of the Mason team and I am eager to work with and serve every student, teacher, and family. I look forward to a superior year with each of you here at Mason.


Goals and Objectives

The main goal of the Guidance Department at Mason is to help students succeed in school by helping them solve problems that often interfere with learning. In order to accomplish that goal a School Counselor will:

  • Provide individual and group counseling to students with identified needs and concerns.
  • Consult and collaborate effectively with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other educational resources regarding students with identified needs and concerns.
  • Conduct classroom guidance lessons on topics such as the 6 character pillars, bullying, and career exploration.
  • Monitor student academic performance, behavior, and attendance to assist with appropriate interventions.
  • Member of RTI (Response to Intervention) team.
  • Consult with faculty in order to assist them in developing effective classroom management techniques.

    Other duties and responsibilities of the school counselor may include:

  • Coordinate Character Counts week activities.
  • Establish school-based procedures for assisting in the proper maintenance of student records.
  • Provide additional services as required by the principal and assistant principal.
  • Coordinate all district and state tests and assessments.
  • Coordinate the gifted screening process for applicable students.

Resources for Families

Mentoring and Youth Services

Resource Locator 211
WWW.211.ORG

St. Augustine Youth Services
201 Simone Way
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 829-1770

YMCA of Florida’s First Coast / St. Augustine Family Branch
500 Pope Road
Saint Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 471-2975

Youth Enrichment Programs, YMCA Facilities, Child Care Centers, Community Wellness Programs

Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida / Saint Augustine
555 West King Street

The Players Championship Club
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 825-1975

Boys/Girls Clubs
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of St. Johns County
1400 Old Dixie Highway
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-9986

Adult/Child Mentoring Programs

Investing in Kids (INK) / St. Johns County
1 Christopher Street
St. Johns County Education Foundation
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 547-7127

Subject Tutoring, School Supplies, Scholarships, School Readiness Programs

Health, Medical, Mental Health:
Epic Behavioral Health of St. Augustine

Home


Ph 904.829.2273 Fax 904.824.0724
1400 Old Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine FL 32084

Children’s Home Society, Buckner Division / St. Johns County
25 Deltona Boulevard
Suite 5
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 794-0268

Parent Counseling, Child Guidance, Adolescent/Youth Counseling, Individual Counseling, Family Counseling, Home Based Parenting Education, Family Support Centers/Outreach, Adoption Evaluation/Placement, Adoption Counseling and Support

Florida Department of Health / St. Johns County / Main Services
200 San Sabastian View
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-3250

WIC, Pediatrics, Pediatric Dentistry, Travel Immunizations, Childhood Immunizations, Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment, AIDS/HIV Prevention Counseling, Sexually Transmitted Disease Screening, Confidential HIV Testing, Environmental Hazards Information, Environmental Hazards Cleanup, Epidemic Investigation, Tuberculosis Control, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control, Rabies Control, AIDS/HIV Control, Communicable Disease Control, Death Certificates, Birth Certificates

St. Augustine Lions Club / Eye Care Program
860240
Saint Augustine, FL 32086

Outreach Programs, Chronic Disease Self Management Programs, Hearing Aids, Eye Examinations

Flagler Hospital / Behavioral Health Services / St. Johns County
400 Health Park Boulevard
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 819-5155

Hospital Associations, Drug Use Disorder Counseling, Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention, Clinical Psychiatric Evaluation, Central Intake/Assessment for Mental Health Services, Outpatient Mental Health Facilities, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Family Counseling, Behavior Modification, Medical Social Work, Nutrition Assessment Services

Azalea Health / St. Augustine / Saint Johns County
105 Whitehall Drive
Suite 109
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 829-2782

Community Mental Health Agencies, Community Clinics, Pharmacies, Affordable Care Act Insurance Information/Counseling

TLC – Therapeutic Learning Center/ St. Johns County
2109 Arc Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-8932

Developmental Disabilities Behavior Management Programs, Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays
Community Outreach Programs

Catholic Charities / St. Augustine, St. Johns County Regional Office
3940 Lewis Speedway
Suite 2103
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 829-6300

St Johns County Health And Human Services
200 San Sebastian View
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-6140

Family Support Centers/Outreach
Learn To Read of St. Johns County, Inc
70 South Dixie Highway
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 826-0011

Literacy Volunteer Opportunities, Computer and Related Technology Classes, Adult English as a Second Language Tests, Remedial Reading, Youth Literacy Programs, Family Literacy Programs, Adult Literacy Programs, English as a Second Language, GED/High School Equivalency Test Instruction, Citizenship Assistance Centers

St. Johns County Council on Aging, Inc / Older American Act Program
180 Marine Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 209-3700

Outreach Programs, Information and Referral, Supportive Therapies, Mental Health Screening, Mental Health Related Support Groups, Home Health Care, Centers for Independent Living, Prescription Drug Patient Assistance Programs, General Legal Aid, Senior Center Bus Services, Home Delivered Meals

Emergency Services and Homeless Coalition of St. Johns County / Walk-In Services (FL-512)
63 Chapin Street
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
(904) 824-6623

Family Integrity / St. Johns County
200 San Sebastian View
Suite 2300
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 209-6080

Child Welfare/Family Services Associations, Psychological Assessment, Anger Management, Parenting Helplines, Foster Home Placement, Adoptive Family Recruitment, Family Support Centers/Outreach, Family Preservation Programs, Transitional Case/Care Management, Adoption Information/Referrals, Adoption Evaluation/Placement, Centers for Independent Living, Foster Home Licensing

St. Johns County Public Library System
6670 US 1 South
Saint Augustine, FL 32086
(904) 827-6925

Reference/Information, Story Hour, Book Loan, Public Access Computers/Tools, Volunteer Opportunities


Keeping Our Kids Safe
Below are two documents published by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, U.S. Department of Justice. For more information check their website.

Know the Rules: Abduction and Kidnapping
Know the Rules For Going To and From School

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