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Please see Staff Directory for links to counselor/psychologist's individual websites 

Counseling Department

School Psychologists 

  • Shelby Reig - Grade 6 (Red and Green Teams) and Grade 8 (Crimson Team)
  • Kacey Jarjura - Grade 7 (Yellow and Blue Teams) and Grade 8 (Evergreen Team)

School Counselors

  • John Anastasio – Grade 8
  • Julie Ayer – Grade 6
  • Lisa Dorso – Grade 7

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the school year, please reach out to us via phone or email. The main number to Swift is 860-945-4830, however you can also call us directly. If we are not able to take your call, please leave a voice mail on our private and confidential lines, and we will return your call as soon as we are able.

This school year promises to bring expectations and experiences that are new to ALL of us. We have been working hard to welcome you back to school in a safe environment. School as you know it will look different, but we’re are here to help you navigate it every step of the way. Please let us know how we can help make this year a great experience for you and your child.

We have attached some links to resources that might help be helpful to you and your child as we all navigate this school year.

https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/supporting-your-childs-mental-health-during-covid-19-school-return

https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/helping-children-cope.html

Attention Parents of 8th Grade Students:

High School Planning is a year-long process that will kick off at the end of September. In order to best prepare our students for the transition to high school I will be conducting a survey to help determine each student’s interests and needs. In the months to come we hope to have presentations from Watertown High School, W.F. Kaynor Technical High School, and Nonnewaug High School. During these presentations our students will have the chance to get an idea of what each school is like while exploring each school’s program offerings. For those parents/students that are looking to get a head start in this process, I would encourage you to begin exploring the websites of the schools that your child is interested in. On those sites you will be able to familiarize yourself with the admissions process of that particular school and will be able to get an idea of the various programs that they offer to students. Please check back periodically for any updates and/or deadlines. I will be updating this document as we navigate through the High School Planning Process together. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any additional questions and/or concerns regarding this process

Warm Regards,

John Anastasio

8th Grade School Counselor