Guidance

Guidance Department

Welcome to the new School Year! As the Andrews Middle School guidance counselors, it is our job to be the support system for you and your child, as well as for the faculty and staff. We will advocate for all children and address any special needs and circumstances they may have throughout the year. We will also monitor each student’s progress in an effort to make sure that they feel supported and encouraged to do well. If any problem arises, as they sometimes will, we will be the first line of defense to mediate and create helpful solutions.

If you have any questions regarding your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact their guidance counselor. If your child’s last name initial is , his or her counselor is Mr. Thomas Lynch. If your child’s last name initial is , his or her counselor is Ms. Yvonne Santos.

We look forward to working with you and your children as they move forward through the academic year!

Parent Notes:

Each student was given an agenda book to be used everyday in order to write down his or her daily responsibilities and homework. Please review your child’s agenda book each night to ensure that they are keeping on top of their work.

Look for the first Progress Report to be sent home in October. If you would like to set up a conference with your student’s team of teachers, please contact their guidance counselor:

Students A-La – Ms. Yvonne Santos
781.393.2228 x 7118
ysantos@medford.k12.ma.us

Students Le-Z – Mr. Thomas Lynch
781.393.2228 x 7114
tlynch@medford.k12.ma.us

Understanding Your Middle Grader

Below are a few helpful hints that may guide you and your child through their middle school years:

  • At the beginning of each grading period, sit down with your child and together set realistic academic goals for each class.
  • Encourage your child to get involved.
  • Make sure that your child understands that he/she is expected to be in school, on time, every day.
  • Write down the dates that midterm reports and report cards come out.
  • Talk to your child about what is happening at school and be a good listener. If your child says something about school that concerns you, please don’t hesitate to call.
  • When appropriate, encourage your child to take care of things on his/her own. By doing this, your child will learn independence and gain confidence.
  • Work together with the school. Teachers, counselors and principals are there to help your child get the best education possible!

Middle Years Newsletter (September 2014)