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Forrestdale Guidance

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Nancy Pearson - Grades 6-8
Phone:  732-842-0383 ext 455

Allie Copman - Grades 4-5
Phone:  732-842-0383 ext. 390

Click here to sign in to see or request to see Ms. Pearson:


Click here to apply for Peer Leaders for 2019-2020 school year.  Remember the deadline is May 8th at 9:00 am.

The Forrestdale School Guidance Program addresses children's needs through a developmental and preventative approach. Through the help of teachers and administrators, the guidance program provides a caring atmosphere which enables students to develop socially, emotionally and academically. The guidance program provides various services to enhance the quality of our students' school experiences. Some of the activities include individual and group counseling, classroom guidance visits, the character education program, crisis intervention, and academic intervention. 

Each class in grades 4th through 8th grade participates in a weekly Character Education class and/or Morning Meeting with their homeroom teacher. 

Students are always free to contact Ms. Pearson through the mail slot outside thhe Media Center/Library to discuss any of their concerns. If parents have any questions regarding the counseling program, please contact Ms. Pearson by email or voice mail. 

Parent Presentation - Code of Conduct & Student Expectations 6-8

Guidance after Traumatic Events - The following links are resources for parents from the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth.

Forrestdale Students have PRIDE

Peaceful Conflicts/Solutions
Respect for self and others
Differences that are accepted
Empathy for Others


Working Papers

Students who will be 14 can apply for working papers. The child should obtain a job first, then print out and complete working  papers from state website.  The guidance office receives the papers last, after the sections for the student, parent, employer and doctor are completed and signed.  Be sure to include a copy of the child's birth certificate.


Talking to your kids about Drugs and Alcohol

The following websites are helpful in trying to figure out how to talk to your kids about drugs and alcohol. 6th-8th is not too early:


Help for Kids

2ND FLOOR is a youth helpline. If you call the toll free helpline (1-888-222-2228) professional staff and trained volunteers will give an understanding, nonjudgmental, and caring response to your concerns about your daily life challenges. Check out the link below for more information. You can talk to someone and not have to give your name.