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.
- Have a nice summer!
- Report cards have been mailed home, please contact us if you did not receive one.
- The Guidance Office is open daily, from 8am-2pm, Monday though Thursday and 8am-12pm on Friday.
Summer Learning Academy
Our Summer Learning Academy will be running from July 10 - August 2, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am - 11:30am at the High School. This program is available to any student, regardless of academic success. The goal of this free, fifteen-day summer enrichment program is to provide enhanced instruction to students who are at risk of losing academic gains during the summer months. By providing students with high interest, inquiry-based learning projects, students will have the opportunity to not only maintain but also to gain skills for the upcoming school year.
While there is no charge for this program, you will need to transport your student to and from the high school each day. If you have questions or would like more information on this summer enrichment opportunity, please contact the Guidance Office at 895-7179.
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 - 11:25am •7 White - 10:00am •8 Blue - 10:40pm •8 White - 8:30am
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 email@example.com. More information is available by clicking the link on the left of this webpage.
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.
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