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.

Mental Health Supports

Did you know we have mental health supports in place for students, as well as some supports directed toward parents? Below is a list of what is currently available. Please also reach out to your student’s counselor if you have questions or concerns.

Sammamish Supports:

Sammamish High School BHSS: Sam Sturgeon is a mental health professional with Youth Eastside Services (YES) and SHS. If you are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, sadness, or loneliness we encourage you to reach out.

Sam is available for check-ins and referrals. Please check out the options below and decide what might be right for you.

Sam has Zoom office hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 12 pm to 1 pm

Please register in advance. Tuesday click here. Thursday click here.

Outside Therapist Referrals: SHS partners with outside agency therapists and can do referrals for YES, Sound, and SeaMar. Individual counselors can be contacted for this.


BSD Supports:

IN-PERSON MENTAL HEALTH/COUNSELING SUPPORT: BSD is pleased to provide drop-in, in-person counseling support for middle and high school students during this period of quarantine and continued remote learning.



Time: 12-4 P.M. (Drop in. No appointment necessary.)

BSD Wellness and Resiliency Group: Sponsored by the Mental Health Assistance Team (MHAT).

Build your resilience tool kit:

Increase your focus & awareness

Manage strong emotions

Cope with stress and adversity

Cultivate positive emotions

Build and maintain healthy relationships

Join on Teams Mondays, 12-1 pm (11/30, 12/7 & 12/14). Click Here to Sign Up

BSD Mental Health Forums: In partnership with the district counseling program, social-emotional curriculum developers, family engagement team and community mental health partners, the district is developing another series of forums to inform, support and empower families on issues surrounding mental health. All sessions will be conducted over Teams and will be recorded. (

Relaxation Strategies to Support Students and Adults During Stressful Times (General Session)
Wednesday, January 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Counseling & Health Resources