Wood River High School students and staff are scheduled to resume classes via online learning the week of April 6, 2020.
The Counseling Department would like to address questions and concerns that have come up in an effort to support parents and students while they are home.
We would like to begin by thanking the dedicated custodial, administrative, support, and medical staff members who continue to report to school buildings and hospitals in an effort to keep our students and community safe.
How do I contact counseling staff members?
Counseling staff members are available via email to answer any questions or concerns that you might have. Please be aware that staff members will not be available the week of Spring Break March 23 - 27, 2020.
Debbie Greenberg - email@example.com
Amanda LaChance - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Ford - email@example.com
Julie Carney - firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Swafford - email@example.com
Liz Clark - firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are in need of immediate mental health assistance, please go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911.
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line: Text SIGNS to 741741 for 24/7 anonymous, free crisis counseling
St. Luke’s Center for Community Health: 208-727-8733
As a parent, can you share some resources to help me talk to my child about COVID-19?
I am enrolled in online IDLA or Plato Credit Recovery classes. Should I continue to work on these classes from home?
Yes, IDLA and Plato courses are still running. We encourage students to keep up in these classes. If you need support or are prepared to take a test, please contact Ms. Bradshaw at email@example.com.
What can I do to keep up with my current classes that are not being held?
Schoology is available for students and parents to check classes and complete assignments that may still be due. You are welcome to reach out to your teachers via email if you have questions.
I am a senior. Will I graduate as planned?
The Blaine County School District is working diligently to prepare for classes on April 6, 2020. Once classes resume, whether traditionally in classrooms or via virtual classrooms, students and teachers will pick up where classes ended on March 12, 2020. Seniors should recover any failed credits via Plato and continue to work on IDLA classes in which they are currently enrolled.
Will students be taking the SAT on April 14th as planned?
The Idaho State Department of Education has moved the April 14th SAT date to Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
What do we need to know regarding college preparation?
Seniors: Please update Scoir with the admission decisions you are receiving. If you have questions that arise before April 6, please reach out to Liz or Kristen by email and they will get back to you after spring break. Some colleges have extended the decision deadline to June 1 (rather than May 1), and as we get more information about the changing situation, we will share it via email Newsletter updates and on the website.
Juniors: We know this is a critical time for creating and narrowing college list options. If we are able to meet in person after April 6, we will set up times then; if not, we will provide resources and distance-conferencing options at that time. Any updates to this will be posted online and sent through email Newsletter updates. If there are specific concerns to address, please reach out to Liz or Kristen by email and they will get back to you after spring break.
2019-20 New Student Registration information can be found here. Please call Alyssa Wilson at 208-578-5126 to schedule an appointment with the counseling office.
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The mission of the Wood River High School counseling program is to support all students through a comprehensive and developmental approach by addressing the academic, career and personal/social skills necessary to achieve quality learning and lifelong success. This is accomplished through the counselors’ delivery of guidance and counseling activities as well as through a collaborative effort between the home, school, and community to prepare Wood River High School students to be empowered and inspired to meet their postsecondary goals.
Wood River High School Counseling Department uses the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) National Model which brings school counselors together with one vision and one voice, creating unity and focus toward improving student achievement. A comprehensive school counseling program is an integral component of our school’s academic mission. Comprehensive school counseling programs, driven by student data, and based on standards in academic, career and personal/social development, promote and enhance the learning process for all students.