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.
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:
- The best way to reach us is by e-mail. Please be as specific as possible in your e-mail and include the name of your student. For high school counselor substitute – Jamie Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org. For middle school counselor – Arty Christianto, email@example.com.
- We will continue to update our Academic Resources and Students and Families Wellness pages with relevant and current information.
- We thank you for your patience as we continue to work hard on our master schedule and our student schedule.
- 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.
- If your student is in need of tech support, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you, as parent/guardian, is in need of tech support, please e-mail email@example.com.
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.
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.