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A student and family's privacy is very important. All information shared with a school counselor will remain confidential unless....

1. Someone is hurting you.

2. You want to hurt someone.

3. You want to hurt yourself.

4. You give the counselor permission to share with a trusted adult.

In these situations, we are required by law to report this information to parents and/or to appropriate agencies.

Counselors may share information with teachers/staff on a need to know basis with student or parent permission. 


Attend Today, Achieve Tomorrow, Don't let absences add up!! Attendance is very important for our students' academic and social achievements. Failure to attend school, or provide valid excuses, can result in truancy court referrals for our families. Please remember to send in excuses for the absences. 

 “When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.” 


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Welcome to the Guidance Department:

8th Grade Counselor
492-6136 x401031

Yolanda Clayton

6th Grade Counselor
492-6136 x401032

Denise Henderson

7th Grade Counselor
492-6136 x401033

Linsay Whitley

Testing Coordinator/Attendance

492-6136 x401034

Wendy Bonall-Smith



Guidance Secretary

492-6136 x401030


Additional Counseling Services

Jean Garcia, Navigator

Theresa Plunkett, CHS Counselor


Mental Health

Parenting Coach Website

Parenting Coach - Practical Ideas for Emotional, Social, and Behavioral Challenges. Parents can select a challenge and a grade level and get some ideas on how to positively handle challenging behaviors.


You can click here to access the parenting coach website.

Homework Check List

Parents and Students,

Please download and use a copy of the Homework Check List. You will find that this pdf file works well in helping your child with successfully managing their homework.


If you or your student wishes to see a guidance counselor, the student may ask their teacher for a pass to the guidance office, or the parent or student may e-mail their counselor and ask for an appointment.



Parent-Teacher Conference Requests

You may request a conference with your student’s teachers by calling Amy Diaz at extension 401109.      


Homework Requests

Most homework should be on the Bailey Middle School Website,  or parent may call the Guidance Secretary at Ext 401030.  Teachers have 24 hours to get homework sent to Guidance for pick-up.

Confidentiality Statement

As professional school counselors, our goal is to maintain strict confidentiality when it comes to students and parents at Bailey Middle School.  All meetings held with school counselors will remian confidential unless student or parent gives permission to share information with related parties.


However, circumstances do arise when we must disclose information to appropriate professionals based on Florida State Law and Escambia County School District policy.  Our ultimate goal is to keep all children at Bailey Middle safe from harm.  Reasons for reporting include the following:  student in danger of harming self, student in danger of harming others, student in danger of being harmed by others.

HOT Topics this school year seem to be BULLYING and SELF HARM: This school year, the Bailey Counseling team will be developing a plan to address these issues with all the students regarding this. If you as a parent have questions please dont hesitate to contact us.