• Welcome to the North Star Online School Counseling site


    North Star Onine School is unable to accept any further fall enrollment packets, as of August 26, 2021.

    Students will be able to submit enrollment packets for spring semester beginning Monday, November 1, 2021.

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Please Read the Information Below Carefully

  • We understand that the current COVID 19 situation will cause many questions and confusion.  Please know that we will continue to support you -- our students and families -- as best we can from a distance.

    For now, please know that these are our top priorities:

    • Your well-being– Please take this opportunity to practice healthy self-care.
      • Invest in learning new techniques to manage stress.
      • Finish overdue work so that you feel caught up. 
      • If you are interested in community resources, please see the resource link at the right for a list of available resources.
    • Your academics:
      • Stay connected to your teachers 
      • Continue working on classes that are done outside the school (i.e. TMCC Dual Credit through their preferred modality, BYU, Edgenuity, Job Experience, or Extended Studies)
        • Some of these programs may bring up questions- do not hesitate to contact us
    • How you can contact your counselor:
      • Webmail – We will answer your questions using the Connexus webmail system
      • Heather McLaughlin: High School Counselor. Online Office Hours 8:00-3:30
      • Dr. Pressey ( Middle School- Grades 6-8) Lead Counselor: Online Office Hours 8:00- 3:30
      • Courtney Bettingen (Grades K-5): Online Office Hours 8:00-3:00
    • Rest assured, all your questions will be answered!


    The school district is doing their best to keep you informed and will continue to do so as more information becomes available on our district website www.washoeschools.net .  

    For frequently asked questions regarding COVID 19, school activities and school closure related issues, more information is found at https://www.washoeschools.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=14369.  

    A list of 2019 Community Resource Guide & Emergency resources can be found at

    Crisis Support Services of Nevada


    Crisis Call Center


    Find help 24/7 by dialing 2-1-1; texting 898-211 or visiting www.nevada211.org  Or


     And you can Access Family Wellness Resources Here


    We thank you for your patience at this unique and interesting time. Take. Care.



Counseling Announcements

  • Summer School at North Star will only be available to current students in grades 9-12 who need to recover credit.


    Please contact your zone school for other options. 


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  • Suicide Awareness 


    Please see the links below to learn the signs of Suicide and what you can do to help.

    "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word,a listening ear, an honest compliment
    or the smallest act of  kindness."
    -Leo Buscaglia



    Tips for Parents on Preventing Suicide


    Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide


    *****Are you concerned about a friend right now? You can make an anonymous SafeVoice report here


    Please reach out if you are feeling hopeless:

    • Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
    • De Prevencion del Suicido  1-888-628-9454
    • Crisis Call Center- Text line  - text “CARE” to 839863
    • West Hills Hospital- Reno  (775) 323-0478
    • Crisis Support Services 775-784-8090
    • Hotline: 877-885-HOPE (4673)
    • Hotline: 800-992-5757
    • Mobile Crisis Response Team Hotline 775-688-1670
    • National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)


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