Support for students and families

Are you a Parent/Guardian that is interested in counseling services for your student?

Complete a Parent/Guardian Referral Form by clicking on your student's school below. Follow the link to the digital form.
The Elmira City School District is fortunate to have available a multitude of academic and supportive services for all students. One of the cornerstones of these services lies in the school counseling office. The school counseling department pulls together the academic, social, and emotional needs of each student, and makes sure that they are being met by the school and district in the most appropriate manner.
The Elmira City School District Comprehensive School Counseling program is based on standards and student competencies developed by the American School Counselor Association for academic, personal/social, and career development and the New York State Learning Standards. Download or view the 2021-2022 Elmira City School District Counseling Plan here.


KidTalk Team is a school-based group made up of teachers and staff that meet regularly to discuss student referrals. The team problem solves and helps navigate difficulties that students and families are having. This is part of our Social and Emotional MTSS plan.

988 Suicide Prevention Line

What is 988?

988 is the new FCC-designated three-digit number that connects people to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. This service is for anyone who is:

• suicidal
• experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis
• experiencing any kind of emotional distress

988 is more than just a number. It is a direct connection to compassionate and accessible care. When you call, text, or chat 988 you are connected to trained counselors that are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network.