The Helena Middle School Counseling team will be available remotely during our school closure. We will be available through email and Microsoft Teams for students and parents beginning Thursday, March 19th (7:35 AM – 3:25 PM). Scroll down to access your school counselor’s email address.
Video/audio calls must be scheduled through email first. Directions of how to make a video/audio call in Microsoft Teams can be found by using this link: Teams Infographic
We have included some resources below that can help to facilitate conversations with your student regarding their concerns with COVID-19.
How to Talk to Your Kids and Teens about COVID-19
A Parent’s Guide for Talking about COVID-19
Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus
Ways to Support your Mental Health During Covid-19
Tips to Ease Anxiety: 7 Tips
Daily Schedule Suggestions: Sample Schedule
Study Tips: Basic Tips for Teens to Stay Productive with Online Classes
Take care of yourself and each other during this time away from school. Remember that if you are in crisis, call 911 or report to the Emergency Room. Other resources would be the crisis hotline: 1-800-273-8255 or the Crisis Text Line: Text MT to 741 741.
Ms. Rebecca Troianos
The National Standards for School Counseling Programs facilitate student development in three broad areas:
The purpose of a counseling program in a school setting is to promote and enhance the learning process. The goal of the program is to enable all students to achieve success in school and to develop into contributing members of our society.
Students may self-refer to the counseling center or be referred by peers, staff, parents, and /or community agencies. Each HMS Neighborhood is assigned a specific counselor, but the counselors are flexible regarding requests that best meet the needs of individual students.