• John G. Borden Middle School Guidance Department

  • What Does Guidance Do?

    Guidance services are available to help each student get the most out of middle school.  All students are encouraged to come to the guidance office and talk with the counselors regarding any concerns they might have. Counselors help students with educational program planning, study habits, personal and home concerns, health problems, social concerns, career plans, and decision making.  Students should feel free to discuss their interests, plans, and difficulties with the counselors.

  • What's New?

    • Information about Parent-Teacher Conferences are listed below.
    • The First Quarter ended on Friday, November 8. Report cards will be mailed home the weekend of November 15.
    • The fall edition of the Panther Pulse, our Guidance newsletter, is available HERE.

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences

    We will be hosting Parent-Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Appointments will be available from 11:00am - 2:20pm and in the evening, from 5:00pm - 8:20pm. Please note that the Middle School will be dismissing at 10:10am on this date.

    To make the Parent-Teacher scheduling process more convenient and flexible for you, we will be using an online Parent-Teacher Conference scheduling software called "pickAtime". This online scheduler eliminates the need for you to telephone the Guidance Office to schedule or to change your appointments. Below are step by step instructions for you to reference when making your Parent-Teacher Conference appointments using the online "pickAtime" scheduler.

    One important piece of information that you will need to log in to "pickAtime", is your child's student ID. This is available on the progress reports, report cards and through the Parent Portal. Your student's ID is also the number they use to purchase lunch.

    The "pickAtime" system will be accessible via a link on the John G. Borden home webpage. The system will open on Tuesday, November 12th at 7:00pm. At that time, you will able to register to create your account and to begin scheduling your appointrnents. You will be able to make appointments through the online system until the start of Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, November 26th. If you experience any difficulties with using the "pickAtime" system, please do not hesitate to contact our Guidance Office at 845-895-7179 between the hours of 7:30am and 3:30pm.

    pickAtime Directions for Parents

  • Team Meetings

    Counselors meet with core teachers daily for a team meeting. During this time teachers discuss student needs and solutions for student success. The time is also used to meet with students for extra help. Parents are invited to come in during a team meeting to discuss their child - please call us to make an appointment!

    •7 Blue - 11:20am       •7 White - 10:35am        •8 Blue - 12:05pm        •8 White - 8:25am

  • SchoolTool Parent Portal

    SchoolTool Parent Portal is a way for parents to check student’s marking period grades, schedule, and attendance information. The District is making this available in an effort to improve communications to you about your child's progress to date. Please make sure you sign up for Parent Portal, if you haven't already, by contacting Mrs. Sheryl Affuso at the District Office. She can be reached at 895-7105 or by e-mail at wcsdparent@wallkillcsd.k12.ny.us.

  • Working Papers

    Students who are 14 years old are eligible for working papers. Students may get an application in the Guidance Office once they are of age. 

  • Registration

    If you have recently moved to the Wallkill Central School District and you have a student that will be attending John G. Borden Middle School, please register him/her as soon as possible! Registration packets can be filled out with Mrs. Sheryl Affuso in our district office located at 19 Main Street in Wallkill. Mrs. Affuso can also be reached by phone at 895-7105

  • Guidance Calendar