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  • Welcome to the North Star Online School Counseling site

     

    Thank you for your interest in North Star Online School. 

     Please keep checking the North Star homepage for enrollment information: http://www.northstaronlineschool.net

     

    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
      • Dr. Pressey (Grades K-8) online office hours are: 8:30-4pm. 
      • Ms Block (High School 9-12) online office hours are: 8:30-4pm with an open "Drop in" session every Wednesday from 12:30-1:15 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link was sent to all students & parents/guardians via webmail. 
    • 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.


     

     

Counseling Announcements

  • 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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