Notes from the Principal's Desk. .
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With the recent news that KS schools would close for the remainder of the school year, we are sure that you are feeling a mixture of emotions: sadness, anxiety, fear, and anger. Sometimes these emotions become overwhelming, and we want to encourage you to reach out to a trusted adult if you need help (see resources below). As your counselors, we are still here to support you as this ever-changing situation develops.
The district is currently in the process of making decisions regarding what the remainder of the school year will look like. They are still considering how to deal with graduation, AP tests, dual credit classes, eAcademy, credit recovery classes, and more. Unfortunately, we don’t have the answers to many of our questions, but we expect to know much more next week will update you accordingly via the ON Counseling website and Twitter.
As we wait to learn what the next steps will be, please do your best to take things day by day and enjoy your time off of school. We understand that each of you handles stressful situations a little differently, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We may not be in the same building for a while, but we are always here to help. As we know more, we will update you. Take care of yourselves!
Angie Wartick (Last Names A-D) – email@example.com
Nicole Etherton (Last Names E-K) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Tammie Milke (Last Names L-Q) – email@example.com
Carrie Parazin (Last Names R-Z) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Gunderson (IEP, KSD, International Students) – email@example.com
Molly Askew (Student Wellness Advocate) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson County Mental Health Center Crisis Line: 913-268-0156
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255; Text: 741741
Johnson County Resource Connection: https://ims.jocogov.org/rc/