School Counseling

Our Mission

To assist all students in the process of personal, academic, and career development so that they may reach their full potential as productive citizens in a changing society. 

Philosophy

A comprehensive school counseling program is predicated on the belief that all students are unique and dynamic individuals, capable of becoming responsive and productive adults. Our program is proactive and preventative in nature and is committed to meeting the needs of all students using age appropriate programs and lessons delivered systematically by professional school counselors. 

COVID-19 Approach 2020-2021

The Killingly High School Counseling Department wanted to reach out to parents/guardians during this unprecedented time to keep you updated on the counseling services that we are providing. At this time our counselors are working to connect with students on various levels. Some of the ways we are connecting with our students: 

  • Emailing students to set up times to video conference using Google meet. It is important to note that because it is an online platform, we cannot guarantee the same level of confidentiality that we could in our offices. We ask that parents, siblings, etc. provide students with as much privacy as possible when they are video conferencing. 
  • The best way to reach counselors is via email. Counselors will be available for support between the hours of 7:30am and 2:30pm. 
  • Students may also conference via telephone with counselors by calling 860-779-6640.
  • We are keeping our department’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and website pages up to date with information. 
  • Annual meetings to review and amend student 504 plans will be held after school via Google Meet. School counselors will reach out to families of these students.

If your student or family is experiencing a crisis, 211/Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services are available for families who need these services. If there is an emergency, it is still recommended to call 911. Below are other local behavioral health resources that are available to families during this time: 

  • When it Builds, Up, Talk it Out- Hotline for parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, understand and talk it out- 833-258-5011 Monday through Friday 8am to 8pm and on weekends 1pm to 8pm.  English and Spanish available.
  • Community Health Resources (CHR)- 877-884-3571, chrhealth.org 
  • United Services- 860-774-2020, unitedservicesct.org 

As we all continue to navigate through distance learning, the counseling department will be here to help students as much as we possibly can. While the support we provide may look different, we want to make sure students are still feeling supported by our counseling staff. 

 

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