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Distance School Counseling
Grades 7, 8 & 9
    • Communication via email:ngd@whsd.org 
    • To access class materials for School Counseling 7, please register for the Google Classroom course using the following class code: h7ygguy
    • To access class materials for School Counseling 8, please register for the Google Classroom course using the following class code: iorylvz
    • To access class materials for School Counseling 9, please register for the Google Classroom course using the following class code: ssctaoe
 
Grades 10, 11 & 12
    • Communication via email: kej@whsd.org  
    • To access class materials for School Counseling 10, please register for the Google Classroom course using the following class code: 4ppzcqm
    • To access class materials for School Counseling 11, please register for the Google Classroom course using the following class code: 5x7bhe6
    • To access class materials for School Counseling 12, please register for the Google Classroom course using the following class code: 6izj7xr
 

Virtual Meetings with School Counselors on Zoom

Due to the unprecedented situation we are facing at this time, Westmont Hilltop is implementing Zoom conferencing so that our school counselors can connect with students and parents/guardians.
 
Students/Families are able to connect remotely through their WHSD email or through Zoom video conferencing. We understand that Zoom offers many advantages over simply using email, but does not replace face-to-face meetings and some information may be missed or misunderstood. In addition, sensitive issues may not be appropriate for a Zoom conference because privacy and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed.
 
Students in middle schools and high schools will be able to email their school counselor if they would like to request a Zoom meeting, the student sends an email to the school counselor who will arrange the appointment time and send the Zoom invitation to the student’s WHSD email. Please note that all Zoom conferences need to be scheduled ahead of time by email.
 
A few reminders about Zoom conferencing:
  • Professionalism during Zoom conferences is expected from both the school professional and the student/family just as if the meeting was happening at school.
  • Zoom conferences are not to be recorded without the consent of both parties.
  • Even though the Zoom meeting will be conducted from a semi-private location, privacy and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, discussing sensitive topics is discouraged.
  • Zoom conferencing with your WHSD school counselor is not therapy and should not be considered such.
  • Internet connections can be unstable and cause difficulties. Anticipate that there may be problems connecting or maintaining a connection and that a Zoom conference might not be possible due to technical issues.
  • Students should try to ensure that Zoom conferences take place in a quiet, private location. If the school professional feels that a professional environment does not exist, he/she can end the Zoom conference and the student can reschedule.
  • All staff and students must follow all WHSD policies including those regarding computer use.
  • HERE is a link with instructions and a short video about connecting through Zoom once an appointment is scheduled.
 
As always, if the school counselor/school feels that the student is in danger of harm or of harming someone else, appropriate reports will be made as required by law.