All schools and district facilities are closed Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. School will resume on Tuesday, January 19.

Colleen Courtney

High School Counselor

courtneyn@bsd405.org 

Arty Christianto

Middle School Counselor

christiantoa@bsd405.org

Jill Follett

Counseling Secretary

follettj@bsd405.org

Updated 11.22.2020 – More links and resources are also available under our Academic Resource and Student and Family Wellness pages.

RESOURCES FOR BOTH 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.

BSD Wellness Forums for Families: How to Recognize and Support My Student Experiencing Depression on Wednesday December 16th 4:00pm – 5:00pm. Please check out our flyer for more information – BSD Wellness Forums – and BSD website for more dates and links to join the meetings.

BSD In-Person Drop-In Mental Health Counseling Support for Students Only: Counseling support available on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 12pm – 4pm at Highland Middle School. Please complete the  Health Check Screening for COVID-19 prior to coming. You may check out the flyer here for more information – BSD In-Person Mental Health Counseling Drop In Support.

BSD Wellness and Resilience Group for High School Students Only: A group to support students in building their resilience and wellness toolkit. Topics include: coping with stress and adversity and managing strong emotions. Next meeting dates are Mondays 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, and 12/14. To sign up, complete this FORM. You may check out the flyer here for more information – BSD Wellness and Resilience Group.

 

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 – Colleen Courtney, courtneyn@bsd405.org. For middle school counselor – Arty Christianto, christiantoa@bsd405.org.
  2. We will continue to update our Academic Resources and Students and Families Wellness pages with relevant and current information.
  3. We thank you for your patience as we continue to work hard on our master schedule and our student schedule.

Please note during Temporary Remote Learning:

  1. Any required meetings will be done virtually via Microsoft Teams or by phone call through Microsoft Teams. Because we are calling from Microsoft Teams, we will be calling from a random 425 number.
  2. If you are needing tech support, please e-mail studenthelp@bsd405.org.

And as always, please e-mail and communicate with us regarding any questions or needs you may have. No questions are ever too big or too small, too silly or not at all. We welcome all of your questions and wonderings.

 

 

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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.