The school counselors are on summer break from June 15th through August 3rd. All too soon, next year will be looming and we will be looking forward to another exciting and great year.
Counselors will be checking their email periodically throughout the summer break.
Students with last names A-DH: Contact Mrs. Jessica Buscemi (Jessica_Buscemi@hboe.org)
Students with last names DI-KN: Contact Mrs. Krista Holt (Krista_Holt@hboe.org)
Students with last names KO-RE: Contact Mrs. Hilary Phillips (Hilary_Phillips@hboe.org)
Students with last names RH-Z: Contact Mr. Chris McCabe (Chris_McCabe@hboe.org)
School Psychologist: Contact Mrs. Brittany Fatzinger (Brittany_Fatzinger@hboe.org)
College Counselor: Contact Mr. Tom Woodford (Tom_Woodford@hboe.org)
School Starts August 19th
Guidance News – Summer 2021
CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2021!
Theme of the Month – SUMMER – Have Fun, Relax, and Stay Safe
School Starts August 19th
Wednesday August 11th– Freshman JAG Day/Orientation
Grade 9 8:00 – 12:00
Thursday August 12th– Upper Classman JAG Day
Grades 10, 11, 12, 8:00 – 3:00
Report during your Last name time
A-G 8:00 – 10:00
H-P 10:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00 – 1:00
Q-Z 1:00 – 3:00
Make up Times (All Grades) –Thursday August 12th 4:00 – 6:00
First Day of School – August 19th
Emergency Contact Information
**Your safety and well-being are important to us! If this is a counseling emergency that cannot wait until the next business day, please reach out to one of the resources below:
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Nationwide Children’s Youth Hotline: 1-614-722-1800
Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Teen Hotline: 1-614-294-3300
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673
Safe Schools Tip Line: Call 1-800-418-6423 extension 359 OR text TIPS to 66746
Non-emergency Columbus Police: 614-645-4545
Non-emergency Hilliard Police: 614-876-7321
The school counseling department is working on improving the emotional health of our students by providing several programs that help students be proactive about their emotional health needs with preventive programs. We offer in class and group counseling programs. The goal is to teach techniques that deal with the issues of today teens in a positive proactive manner.
The groups are based on the needs of the student population. These groups will help students continue to build important skills that will better manage symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress management. The groups will also focus on improving motivation and organization skills through various activities, role-plays, and games with their peers. Being in a group setting is a positive experience, as they provide a greater support network for students.
MESSAGE ABOUT AP COURSES FOR NEXT YEAR
There are a few changes with AP courses for next year. We will be meeting with students during our Assessment Week to explain these changes. One major change is that students are required to sign up for the AP exam earlier in the year. We encourage students to challenge themselves. We want them to be sure they are committed to the rigor of an AP course. We would like for students to decide before they leave for the summer so our counselors can work to change their schedules. If students decide to drop an AP course in August, there will be a new process they need to complete. See below for more information:
AP courses are more rigorous and can involve more outside work. For some AP courses, there is summer work that is required. We ask that students decide before August 15th if they would like to drop the AP course for next year. Due to scheduling concerns, it is very hard to make this change in August. There is no guarantee that you will be permitted to drop the course in August. If you decide that you no longer want to be in the AP course in August, you must follow these steps:
- Students who want to drop an AP course at the start of the school year must schedule a conference with an administrator to justify reasoning for removal from the class.
- The student’s Guardian must communicate awareness of removal from the course with the teacher as well. This may be shown in writing. This communication must be presented to the administrator.
Please talk with your child about this important decision. If your child chooses to make a change by August 15th, have your child contact the school counselor ASAP. Your child will simply just choose another course.
Columbus Springs – Summer Programs
Columbus Springs, Summer Programs