Kerince Bowen

High School Counselor

bowenk@bsd405.org

Arty Christianto

Middle School Counselor

christiantoa@bsd405.org

Jill Follett

Counseling Secretary

follettj@bsd405.org

Updated 4.3.2020 – More links and resources are also available under our Academic Resource and Student and Family Wellness pages.

RESOURCES FOR BOTH OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

If you have an urgent mental health need, please contact the Crisis Line for immediate support at 866-427-4747 or visit the Crisis Connections website for more options at https://www.crisisconnections.org/. If you are already connected with an outside counselor/therapist – please connect with them.

 

Mental Health and Counseling Hotline: 425-456-4445: Get help from BSD counselors.

 

OSPI Resources for Continuous Learning during School Closure: These resources were carefully chosen for their alignment to Washington State Learning Standards (or a recognized equivalent) and/or direct experience with effective implementation with students. These resources are organized by content area and by grade level.

https://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/press-releases/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-resources/resources-continuous-learning-during-school-closures

 

Seattle Children’s Hospital School Services: Resources developed by Seattle Children’s Teachers including helpful guides such as If… Then… – listing out different solutions for different problems that may come up during school time at home.

https://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics/school-services/

COVID-19 Update from the IS Counseling Department

We hope you are staying safe and healthy. If you have an urgent mental health need, please contact the Crisis Line for immediate support at 866-427-4747 or visit the crisis website for more options at www.crisisconnections.org/contact/. If you are already connected with an outside counselor/therapist – please connect with them.

Thank you so much for your support and flexibility through these times. Please know that we are still here for you and will respond as fast as we can. Here is some general information that we would like to share:

  1. The best way to reach us is by e-mail. Please be as specific as possible in your e-mail. For high school counselor – Kerince Bowen, bowenk@bsd405.org. For middle school counselor – Arty Christianto, christiantoa@bsd405.org.
  2. Use Bookings to make an appointment with your school counselor! If times listed do not work for you, please e-mail your counselor directly and we will find a time that works.

Click here for an appointment with high school counselor, Kerince Bowen.

Click here to make an appointment with middle school counselor, Arty Christianto.

  1. Any required meetings will be done virtually via Microsoft Teams or by phone call through Microsoft Teams.
  2. If you are thinking about Outside Learning Experiences, you must connect with your school counselor first as outside learning opportunities MUST be pre-approved in order to be eligible for credit on BSD transcript.
  3. If you are needing tech support, please e-mail studenthelp@bsd405.org.

A lot of information will be posted on our district and school website including these helpful links:

IS School Counseling Department: https://bsd405.org/international/counseling/

BSD Summer School – Enrollment start on 4/27: https://bsd405.org/programs/summer-programs/

BSD Coronavirus COVID-19 Information: https://bsd405.org/corona-virus-covid-19/

American School Counselor Association – Planning for Virtual/Distance School Counseling during an Emergency Shutdown: https://www.schoolcounselor.org/asca/media/asca/home/EmergencyShutdown.pdf

 

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School counselors are professional counselors that work to ensure all students are supported in their academic, personal/social and career development.

In Middle school, it may look more like tracking grades, ensuring students are getting the academic support they need, making sure kids know about our support programs, running small groups, supporting the Social and Emotional learning curriculum and overseeing student 504 plans.

In High School, it includes all of the above, and also includes tracking students’ graduation requirements and supporting the college application process.