Virtual School Counseling Resource Guide

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WHS Virtual School Counseling Action Plan

During these Independent Learning Days, your WHS counselors are still here to help you. We can be reached via Google Voice and email on a regular basis. We have posted our online office hours below where you can expect your counselor to connect with you during that time. Or you can always send us an email to set up your own appointment, outside of our normal 'office hours'. 

WHS Counselor Virtual Office Hours
Jerry Crouse (students last names A-G): 9-11 am M-F   816-535-0235
[email protected]
Glen Gillogly (students last names H-N): 10-11 am M-F     816-425-0899
[email protected]
Kelly Nimmo (students last names O-Z): 
 M 9-10 am, T 11a-Noon, Th 3-4 pm   816-659-1993
[email protected]

Here is a link to the Warrensburg School Counseling Referral Resource List.

Crisis Lines
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

National Hopeline Network - 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Pathways/Compass Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline - 1-800-833-3915
Mid-Missouri Crisis Line - 1-888-761- HELP (4357)
Covenant House/Adolescent Crisis Intervention & Counseling Nineline - 1-800-999-9999
Crisis Text Line ​ ​Text “Home” to 741741



Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
March 2020

COVID 19 Toolkit English.pdf

Student Self-Care Tips

For Virtual Learning

Have a dedicated workspace Having a designated workspace signals to your brain that it is time to work on assignments and then time to end schoolwork when you leave this area. This does not have to be an entire room, this can be an area of a room where your materials and computer stay. 

Set “school” hours - It is easy to get distracted when school takes place at home. Set a time everyday that you will dedicate to your assignments. Make sure SnapChat, Fortnite, TikTok, and COD are not open during this dedicated time. I know I love a good TikTok, but I can wait until my “school hours” are over! 

Have a routine & write it down - Know your school’s expectations for logins and assignment submittal. Keep your routine similar to what you are used to: get up, shower, and get ready for your day. Do you have siblings in your home? Brainstorm what your routine looks like together! 

Take breaks during your day - Make sure to step away from your school work during lunch or snacks and add breaks for movement, mindfulness and healthy activities. Your brain needs time to relax and recharge. Here are some examples of easy mindfulness activities 

Intentionally end your day - This signals to your brain that “work” is done for the day. Try stretching or running in place to give your brain that needed signal. 

Practice gratitude Studies show that practicing acts of gratitude can actually change the brain to focus on the positive and help you feel more at ease in times of stress or uncertainty. Intentionally think of 3 you are grateful for each day. Share with a family member or friend! 

Practice healthy activities Team together with those in your home to try new games, projects or activities. Here are some ideas for healthy activities

Check in with a positive friend & others Reach out to someone each day to have a non-school related conversation. 

Get enough sleep - Schooling from home can impact your sleep patterns. Be sure you are getting enough rest (8-10 hours of sleep is recommended). If you have trouble sleeping, there are free apps and podcasts to help. (Calm, Breathe, Headspace, etc) 

Always Remember Your

Sources of Strength!

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** All 4 of the above images are from Mental Health America:**

NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair.  

This event will host three days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths.  Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find fit.  

Career, Academic, Social/Emotional Description Website link/link to document Source
Academic virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park Service
Academic This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life. The China Guide
Academic  NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQs COVID-19_Public NCAA Eligibility.pdf
Career Ways students can begin preparing for college applications. 6 Ways Students Can Use School Closings To Prepare For College Applications Forbes (High School Counselor Week, March 26, 2020)
Career Free Virtual conference, " Master the Road to Free College" April 1-6 College Prep Genius
Career What do you want to do for a living? US Dept of Labor
Career Missouri Connections
Career Three Questions to unlock your authentic career: Ashley Stahl at TEDxBerkeley You Tube/Ted Talks
Career Virtual College Tours You Visit 
Career Virtual College Tours Campus Tours
Career Virtual College Tours eCampus Tours
Career College Research Worksheet/Guide


NAVIGATE 2020 Virtual Conference and College Fair.  

This event will host three days of live-stream expert presentations for students and families and a concurrent virtual college fair with fully interactive booths.  Students can chat live with college admissions representatives, helping to find fit.  
SE The COVID-19 Survival Guide for Teens: 5 Ways to Manage Stress Right Now College Essay Guy
SE Home Chats: Parents Guide to Healthy Conversations during the Coronavirus Growing Leaders
SE Tips to assist parents in supporting emotional needs of teens during this challenging time. Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters New York Times, March 19, 2020 (High School Counselor Week, Marck 26, 2020)
SE Article identifying ways teenagers can protect their mental health during Coronavirus (COVID 19) UNICEF (High School Counselor Week, March 26, 2020)
SE FREE Online Course: Stress Reduction, Mindfulness, Self-Care and more: In response to COVID-19, for a limited time Dr. Drew Schwartz is offering the 1-2-3 Wellness online video course (normally $500) for FREE to support educators and parents during this stressful time. The research-based course includes powerful videos and an e-workbook packed with research-based tools to support stress reduction and increases in mindfulness, social and emotional learning and self-care tools.
www.1 123wellness
All E-Learning Tools for Distance Education
Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence
All Mental Health and COVID-19: Info and Resources

Mental Health America
All ACT is committed to serving community needs during this challenging time. That’s why we’re offering free digital learning resources to assist students, teachers, and schools impacted by COVID-19.
Resources on ACT website ACT