Counseling and Guidance
Guidance and Counseling Faculty
Mrs. Danielle Matthews
For Juniors and their parents
Check out the FAFSA 4caster and get a jump on the financial aid process http://www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov/
For Seniors and their parents
Remember January 1 is right around the corner, start thinking about filling out the FAFSA application. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/
New York State Higher Education Services Corporation - Mr. Gugliotta recommends this as a good resource of information for students heading to college and their parents. There is a lot of information here about college prep and financial aid. Many answers to your questions can be found at this site.
Diploma Requirements Presentation
Take Care of your WHOLE Self Please
These are stressful times for all of us. We have all heard the things that we need to do to keep ourselves physically healthy. We would like to offer some tips for helping to stay emotionally healthy as well.
Things you can do to support yourself
Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
There are many things you can do to support your child
Take time to talk with your child or teen about the COVID-19 outbreak. Answer questions and share facts about COVID-19 in a way that your child or teen can understand.
Reassure your child or teen that they are safe. Let them know it is ok if they feel upset. Share with them how you deal with your own stress so that they can learn how to cope from you.
Limit your family’s exposure to news coverage of the event, including social media. Children may misinterpret what they hear and can be frightened about something they do not understand.
Try to keep up with regular routines. If schools are closed, create a schedule for learning activities and relaxing or fun activities.
Be a role model. Take breaks, get plenty of sleep, exercise, and eat well. Connect with your friends and family members.
Try to keep a regular schedule, as this can be reassuring and promotes physical health.
Here are some resources you may want to take advantage of if you feel you need some support for yourself or your child(ren):
Community Connections of Franklin County will offer assistance and information. If they are unable to help they will connect you with an agency who can. Call 518-521-3507
North Star Crisis Center is available for mental health needs, 24 hours a day. Call 518-481-8160