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  • Welcome to the North Star Online School Counseling site

     

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

    For now, please know that these are my 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 me
    • How you can contact your counselor:
      • Webmail – I will answer your questions using the Connexus webmail system
      • My online office hours are: 8:30-4pm with an open Drop in session every Tuesday and Thursday from 12-1:00 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link was sent to all students via wemail. 
    • 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

    775-784-8090 

    Crisis Call Center

    https://CSSNV.org

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

    https://www.washoeschools.net/page/3894

     And you can Access Family Wellness Resources Here

    https://www.washoeschools.net/site/Default.aspx?PageID=14383

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

     

     

  • New Students, Parents and Guardians, please click here to access the required New Student/Parent Training presentation for grades 7-12.

     

    Please click here to complete the evaluation after watching the video presentation.

     

    Elementary school students & parents: Please check your webmail for information about the Elementary School training from your Teacher/Advisor

     

    “Remember, you must complete 1 lesson in each class, each week to meet attendance even if you’re working ahead!”

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Counseling Announcements

  • September is Suicide Awareness Month

     

    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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  • Con-current courses at your zone school

    Per WCSD: There is no con-current enrollment allowed due to COVID 19

    You will be scheduled into a full course load: 6 for High school and 5 for K-8 even if the zone school allows con-current enrollment. 

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