Counseling Services


Counseling Staff Roles
Individual School Counseling Center Contacts
F-M High School Counselor-Student Assignments
Parent Conferences
Supporting Students’ Emotional Health
Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System (BIMAS-2)
Helpful Resources
When Questions Arise

Fayetteville-Manlius school counselors work together with students and parents to promote personal success by enhancing the development of academic skill, interpersonal skills, and self-understanding.

In order for students to learn effectively, they must feel comfortable and safe in their school environment. To help accomplish this goal, school counselors provide individual and group counseling programs.

Parents are encouraged to contact a member of the counseling department if they have concerns about their children’s progress or well-being. By working closely together, parents, counselors and teachers can help each student reach their highest possible level of accomplishment.

Counseling Staff Roles

Each elementary school has a school counselor and school psychologist. Each middle school has two school counselors and a school psychologist. F-M High School has seven school counselors and a school psychologist. The district psychologist also resides at the high school.

Additionally, there are six family-school liaisons (FSL) that support all of the buildings; one in each building.

Each of the three rolesschool counselor, school psychologist and family-school liaisonhas an important impact on the emotional health and well-being of students. There are some areas in which services overlap, and there are some distinctions between each role as well. Regardless of titles, counseling staff members seamlessly work together as a team, both within the schools and districtwide, regularly consulting with one another to support students and families.

School Counselors

School counselors serve the entire student population, providing a broad range of services in the areas of academic achievement, career development, and social/emotional needs. They connect and communicate with those in the student’s circle including teachers, parents, administrators and, at times, outside support services.

A student may see a school counselor about:

  • School concerns: Classroom related problems, academic placement, achievement and/or scheduling.
  • Personal issues:  Peer pressure, self-esteem, stress and anxiety, relationships, loss and separation and/or transitions.

School Psychologists

School psychologists serve students who have specific social-emotional-behavioral needs and/or medical diagnoses that hold them back from learning. The psychologists administer psychological testing, develop individualized education plans (IEPs), help with learning strategies and consult and collaborate with parents and school staff.

When appropriate, school psychologists set goals and provide individual or group counseling as prescribed on  a student’s IEP or under the Educationally Related Support Services (ERSS) model.

Family-School Liaisons

Family-School Liaisons (FSL) provide intensive support to our children most in need. They work directly with the whole family system, sometimes at the students’ homes, creating a positive, supportive relationship between home and school. They work closely with the district’s school information resource officers and special patrol officers and frequently connect families to outside agencies and support organizations as needed. 

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Individual School Counseling Center Contacts

Enders Road Elementary School


Fayetteville Elementary School


Mott Road Elementary School


Eagle Hill Middle School 


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Wellwood Middle School 


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Fayetteville-Manlius High School 


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F-M High School Counselor-Student Assignments

Class of 2024
  • A-Cog: Ms. Rubacka
  • Coh-Gl: Mrs. Musci
  • Go-H: Ms. Green
  • I-Mag: Ms. Pierce
  • Mah-Ra: Mr. Doug Madden
  • Re-Ta: Mrs. Campolieta
  • Te-Z: Mr. Dave Madden
Class of 2025
  • Ch: Ms. Rubacka
  • Ci-F: Mrs. Musci
  • G-Ha: Ms. Green
  • He-L: Ms. Pierce
  • M-P: Mr. Doug Madden
  • Q-Sma: Mrs. Campolieta
  • Sme-Z: Mr. Dave Madden
Class of 2026
  • A-Col: Mrs. Rubacka
  • Com-Gor: Mrs. Musci
  • Goy-Kn: Mrs. Pierce
  • Ko-No: Mr. Doug Madden
  • Nu-Spe: Mrs. Campolieta
  • Spi-Z: Mr. Dave Madden
Class of 2027
  • A-Ca: Ms. Rubacka
  • Ce-F: Mrs. Musci
  • G-Ki: Ms. Pierce
  • Kl-Ne: Mr. Doug Madden
  • Ni-Sm: Mrs. Campolieta
  • Sn-Z: Mr. Dave Madden

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Parent Conferences

Administrators, counselors, and teachers welcome the opportunity to confer with parents.

Conferences may be initiated by parents at any time they have a concern at any level. This is done by contacting the child’s teacher, counselor, or principal. Requests for meetings should be made at least a few days in advance.

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Supporting Students’ Emotional Health

Sometimes students are struggling; growing up has its challenges. They may be having difficulty with friendships or other relationships, experiencing frustration with their academics, coping with stress, and anxiety, dealing with a loss and/or generally struggling to manage their emotions.

Our student support team is eager to help. Each F-M school building has a school counselor(s), school psychologist, school information resource officer, and family-school liaison available to provide assistance and support. 

Connect with someone at one of the schools by calling:

Enders Road Elementary School: 315-692-1501

Fayetteville Elementary School: 315-692-1601

Mott Road Elementary School: 315-692-1701

Eagle Hill Middle School: 315-692-1401

Wellwood Middle School: 315-692-1301

F-M High School: 315-692-1801

Read our 2023 Mental Health Brochure, which details services offered throughout the district, here.

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Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System (BIMAS-2)

During the 2022-23 school year, students will have the opportunity to complete the Behavior Intervention Monitoring Assessment System-Second Edition, also called the BIMAS-2. Students in grades 7 through 12 will complete a one-page questionnaire that asks students to self-report their recent behaviors and emotions. Elementary K through 6 teachers will complete a one-page questionnaire that asks teachers to assess from their perspective each participating student’s academic, behavioral and emotional health. Students in grades K through 6 students will not need to complete a questionnaire.

The screening tool was adopted by the district’s mental health support team to help assess student social-emotional wellness, learning, and development, and help school officials make effective plans to meet students’ social emotional learning needs at the school, class and individual levels. The tool will also help identify students who might be at risk or in need of further assessment and monitor the effectiveness of district and schoolwide interventions that are already in place.

Grades 7-12 BIMAS-2 FAQs

Grades K-6 BIMAS-2 FAQs

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Helpful Resources

Mental Health 

  • Crisis Hotline: Dial 988
  • Suicide hotline OR Crisis Counseling OR General Counseling OR Abuse: 315-251-0600 
  • Text “Got5” to 741-741 for free confidential 24/7 support
  • National suicide prevention hotline:  800-273-TALK 
  • Dial 211 for help finding local referrals 
  • Additionally, if you or someone you know is in need of immediate mental health support, please call 911.

Grief and Loss

LGBTQ+ Support

Eating Disorders

Vaping/Substance Abuse

  • CNY Community Smoking Cessation Program: To register for free smoking cessation classes, call 315-464-8668.
  • Kinney Drugs Ready. Set. Quit Counseling & More Info: Talk to your Local Kinney Drugs Pharmacist
  • Upstate’s Quit & Stay Quit Classes (Syracuse) Type: Cessation Classes and  More Information: 315-464-8668
  • Helio Health Treatment Programs: Call 315-471-1564 for questions
  • Text “opioid” to 898211 for help with addiction 
  • 24/7 HOPEline: 1-877-8-HOPENY or text NOPENY to 467369

How to Help a Friend

  • Seize the Awkward: Learn how to and what to say to a friend who seems to be struggling. 
  • Speak to an adult: It is not “telling on your friend,” it is out of concern and will help.
  • Give them the resources above.

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When Questions Arise

Often parents are uncertain about whom to contact in order to answer a question or pursue a concern. The following guidelines are designed to provide clarification:

  • Contact the teacher for a question regarding a child’s classroom progress.
  • Contact the school counselor for a question regarding a child’s personal adjustment, future plans, schedule, etc. The school counselor is the key communication link between the home and the school.

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