Counselor's Corner

Last Updated: 2/11/2020 4:28 PM


My name is Geneva Bugg. I joined the Social Circle City Schools family as the primary and elementary school counselor in the 2017-2018 school year. I have an A.A. degree from Oxford at Emory College, class of 1998. I earned my B.A. from Emory University in 2000. I earned a M.Ed. from the University of West GA in 2003. I was employed in the Newton County School System as an elementary school counselor for 13 years. I am so excited about joining the SCPS and SCES teams!

As a school counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students. I look forward to offering support to students, staff, families, and the community.  I will be meeting with students individually and in small groups, conducting classroom guidance lessons, collaborating with teachers and staff, and consulting with community organizations to benefit and meet the needs of students and families at Social Circle Primary and Elementary Schools.

Any student can request to meet with me or they can be referred by a teacher, administrator, or parent. If you have questions about local resources or would like to offer resources to Social Circle City Schools students and families, please contact me.

Look me up on YouTube (Geneva Bugg) I have compiled a variety of age appropriate playlists on a variety of topics such as: school/cafeteria/hallway/playground/bathroom expectations, bullying, feelings, hygiene, self-esteem, listening, communication, friendship, good manners, test-taking strategies,  etc. that you can watch then discuss with your family. 



Your Primary School Counselor

  • Provides classroom guidance lessons about character and social skills, careers, good touch/bad touch, and a variety of topics
  • Provides individual and group counseling
  • Works with teachers, parents, and community members to ensure the academic and social growth of students
  • Coordinates holiday assistance programs
  • Provides parents and community members with information about local resources and services
  • Leads school-wide programs such as Red Ribbon Week, Career Day, Critter Cash, and Kelso’s Choices
  • Mandated Reporter



Resources and Tips for Parents

  • Children eight years or younger should not be left alone;

  • Children between the ages of nine years and twelve years, based on level of maturity, may be left alone for brief (less than two hours) periods of time; and,

  • Children thirteen years and older, who are at an adequate level of maturity, may be left alone and may perform the role of babysitter, as authorized by the parent, for up to twelve hours.



Good Touch/Bad Touch Resources

Parent Letter

Session One PowerPoint

5 Body Safety Rules PowerPoint

Pre-K Body Safety Rules PowePoint



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